(Reported by Novruz
3-day lecture entitled “Mechatronics Creative Decisions and Design”” was held in West 5th Building from
March 18th to 20th. International and Chinese students attended lectures
given by esteemed Professor Thomas Kurfess from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Professor Ling Ling from
School of Mechanical Science and Engineering gave an introduction to students
about this newly set up course. She welcomed leading professor Thomas Kurfess from U.S. who later
lectured about what students must know about creative thinking and
held an interesting competition. In each of 3 days, the main topic of the
lecture focused on different parts of creative designing. Professor Kurfess
clearly explained about tools for problem understanding, conceptual design and
for project planning & technical communication. He also showed students
many examples of House of Quality, Concept Evaluation Matrixes, and Safety
Consideration Guidelines that will help students extend their knowledge to
design a mechatronic prototype and to fulfill customers' needs.
Professor Kurfess spoke
about project planning, team work and managing your time which are important
in your career. Professor Kurfess also noted that by prioritizing needs and job
responsibilities, students can achieve their needed goals faster and more
accurate. He also clarified that writing reports, documenting sources and using
modern communication tools like internet are helpful in your job and important
to improve your working skills.
international students were absorbed and attentive in listening to interesting
speeches of professor Kurfess. Students also started to prepare for the competition to show
their skills, teamwork and knowledge with big enthusiasm in order to challenge
with each group and show their projects. Students later raised questions about
the course that were answered by distinguished professor and thanked him warmly
after the lecture.
(Notes: Reporter: Novruz
Gurbanov, Nationality: Turkmenistan, Current Bachelor degree student in School
of Mechanical Science and Engineering; Translated by Yang Minghui, Nationality:
China, Current Master degree student in School of Mechanical Science and Engineering)
(翻译 杨明辉) 3月18日至20日，机械学院本科生国际化课程《机电创新决策与设计》在西五教学楼进行。主讲人为乔治亚理工学院的著名教授Thomas Kurfess，我校国际学生和中国学生参加了课程学习。