Alumni and student won third prize at practice competition of Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Final

From left: Yong, Dr Tham, Tay and Ho at the award ceremony held at Futian Shangri La, Shenzhen

A team consisting of two alumni and one student won third prize at the Practice Competition – Cloud Track category of Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Final, held from 23 to 27 May 2023 in Shenzhen, China.

The team consisted of Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechatronics Engineering graduate Ho Wei Liang, LKC FES Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Electronics student Tay Bee Sim, and Faculty of Information and Communication Technology Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) graduate Yong Hong Long.They were led by LKC FES academic Ir Ts Dr Tham Mau Luen.

The Practice Competition saw the participation of various educational institutions from around the world and included a total of three tracks, namely Network, Cloud and Computing Tracks. Combining with Innovation and Industry competitions, it attracted more than 120,000 students from over 2,000 colleges and universities across 74 countries and regions. A total of 146 teams from 36 countries reached the global final.

The competition aimed to examine the theoretical knowledge and hands-on ICT skills of the participants, as well as their ability to work in a team. The participants were ranked according to their scores for lab exams.

The team expressed, “We would like to thank Huawei for sponsoring the trip to Shenzhen, including the visa, accommodation and airfare. Also, we would like to thank Astee Chan for her guidance and arrangement starting from the national round to the Asia Pacific and global final rounds.”

Previously, the team won Champion in the Cloud Track category in 2022 and Tay won the Women in Tech award under the Cloud Track category at Huawei ICT Competition Asia Pacific 2022-2023 Regional Final.

The Huawei ICT Competition is intended for students in Huawei ICT academies and those in higher education institutions that are willing to join the ICT Academy worldwide. Through this competition, Huawei aims to provide students with a platform to compete healthily and exchange ideas, thus enhancing their ICT knowledge and practical skills as well as increasing their ability to innovate by using new technologies and platforms. Since the first edition in 2015, the Huawei ICT Competition’s influence has only kept growing.

From left:  Dr Tham, Ho, Yong, and Tay during the Practice Competition at Huawei Industrial Base, Bantian, Shenzhen

Ho, Yong and Tay visiting Huawei’s Songshan Lake Campus in Xi Liu Bei Po Village

The announcement of winners of the Practice Competition under the Cloud Track Category

Medals won by the team (from left): Ho, Yong, Tay and Dr Tham

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