Dalian student wins prize

Posted by rmt22 at Jun 11, 2019 03:02 PM |
Dalian Leicester Institute (DLI) student wins first prize in the final of the 2019 “Present Around the World” Competition at Dalian University of Technology

Jiajun Lin, a second year Engineering student at the DLI, won the competition for his innovative presentation entitled Origami. He was joined on the winners podium by three other Dalian students: second year Engineering students Shixian Gong and Yuanzhi Sun, and first year Engineering student Mingxuan Xia.

'Present Around the World' is the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s global competition for young professionals and students within engineering to develop and showcase their presentation skills, with 2019 being the first time DUT has hosted the event.

In the final the top nine competitors gave presentations on topics ranging from 5G to space junk. The presentations were judged by a panel consisting of:

  • Pengcheng Bu (Professor at the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Fengyu Cong (Director at the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange of DUT)
  • Hai Hao (Dean at the School of International Education of DUT)
  • Eric Hope (English Dean at DLI)
  • Gary Marston (Centre Manager of English Language Teaching Unit at DLI)

Yao Shan (Vice President of DUT) and Guo Jinming (Assistant President of DUT) were present to award prizes to the winners.

Jiajun Lin said: “I was astonished and excited when it was announced that I was the winner. This is one of the highlights of my life. It is my honour that the judges affirmed my performance. Though my presentation may not be perfect right now, I will continue to pursue the perfection of it.”

Professor Cong commented that “The presentation was a truly innovative topic and I encouraged its inclusion in the curricula of materials and engineering programmes at DUT”.

Professor Hope commented that “Jiajun’s presentation skills and command of English were truly exceptional for a year two student.” The judges were very impressed by the DLI students’ level of English, presentation skills, academic content and confidence.

Jiajun Lin will now represent DUT at the China regional competition, if successful he will go through to the Asia-Pacific competition, and ultimately the global competition to be held in London in November.

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