On May 28, Fu Yijun, a graduate student from the School of Environment and Architecture at USST, came first at the “3rd HVAC World Student Competition (HWSC) 2019” under the guidance of her supervisor Lu Jing, and was invited to make a speech at the closing ceremony of the “13th REHVA World Congress (CLIMA 2019).” Fu demonstrated her charming elegance as a Chinese college student on the international academic stage, winning a great honor for both USST as well as China.
The second from the left is Fu Yijun
Chairman Xu Wei and Secretary General Wang Dongqing of the China Committee of Heating, Ventilation & Air-conditioning (CCHVAC), who participated in and guided the competition throughout the event, gave high praise to Fu’s achievements. Initiated by the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) in 2016, HVAC World Student Competition (HWSC) was jointly organized and held by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the China Committee of Heating, Ventilation & Air-conditioning (CCHVAC), the Society of Heating, Air-conditioning & Sanitary Engineers of Japan (SHASE), the Society of Air-conditioning & Refrigerating Engineers of Korea (SAREK), the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) and some other international organizations which first happened in 2018. Since then, it has been scheduled to be held annually, aiming to provide outstanding HVAC students with the opportunity to compete on an international academic stage, to demonstrate their talents and enhance their academic ability and professional competence.
Fu Yijun stood out from 25 teams at the “2nd TICA HVAC China Student Competition & HVAC World Student Competition-China 2018”, and won the first prize along with Liu Xingru from Tsinghua University, and was qualified to attend the 3rd HVAC World Student Competition (HWSC) 2019 on behalf of China.
Lu Jing, the instructor of the team, has been devoted to the cultivation of students' innovation and entrepreneurship for many years, and has accumulated rich experience in guiding students to participate in various competitions. Under her guidance, students have won nearly 20 prizes and awards at both provincial and national levels. After four months of preparation and unremitting efforts under her careful guidance, Fu Yijun and Li Guo of her team were fully prepared for the competition. From the innovation of their academic papers, to the feasibility of their research methodology, to the accuracy of their research results and the contents and format of their poster and PPT, they revised seriously had polished their work over and over again. In the on-the-spot defense, Fu performed exceedingly well do to: her fluent English speech, quick thinking, apt answers to questions, great confidence as well as her first-rate overall quality won her unanimous acclaim from the international experts and judges.
These previous outstanding achievements reflect the features and advantages of “promoting talent cultivation through encouraging students to join competitions in each discipline” of the School of Environment & Architecture, as well as the teachers and students’ spirits of assiduous study and unremitting progress in disciplinary knowledge. The achievement of good grades cannot be separated from the students’ hard work, the parents’ industrious fostering of education, the teachers’ guidance and sacrifice, the school and the university’s good learning environment and the cultivation of innovation and entrepreneurship.