On September 15, 2021, the opening ceremony for class 2021 of graduate students of School of General Engineering was held in the new main building D1120. The Deputy Director of Graduate School, deans of SGE, the representative of faculty and all graduates attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Vice Dean Wang Min. Class 2021 of graduate students are all exempt from Unified National Graduate Entrance Examination.
Professor Cai Jun, Deputy Director of the Graduate School Training Office, sincerely expressed congratulations to all 20 students. Professor Cai briefed the students on the challenges faced by graduate education nowadays and affirmed the great efforts made by the SGE, meanwhile he hoped all students achieve success during this period.
Next, Associate Professor Zhao Jin, a representative of young mentors in SGE, delivered a speech. On behalf of the faculty and staff, Ms. Zhao Jin expressed a warm welcome to the new students in Grade 2021, and shared her experience with her own study and work experience, and put forward several wishes: first, she hopes that students can cultivate intense feelings of loving home and country, and become a pillar of the country by adhering to the honorable mission of serving the country while concentrating on study and research; second, she encourages students to uphold a practical, scientific and rigorous work attitude so as to lay a good foundation for their future life; third, she expects all students to be courageous and powerful enough to ride the wave during the next life.
Liu Yuhe, a new graduate student representative in Grade 2021, also shared her feelings. She thinks that all students have maintained a deep bond with SGE and is very willing to meet each other in SGE. The four-year undergraduate experience in SGE has enabled them to gain a broader international perspective, and she hopes that all students can insist in demanding themselves with international standards and open a new chapter in their lives.
After that, Dean Wen Dongsheng made a concluding speech. First of all, Dean Wen congratulates all students for getting the "first" prize once again because these students who were the "first undergraduates" in SGE just become the "first graduate students" in SGE again while achieving simultaneous growth together with SGE. Dean Wen expresses his hope that students here are able to dive into their academic life, keep enthusiastic, work harder towards their goals and become the pride of SGE in the future.
Finally, Dean Wen and Deputy Director Cai presented honorary certificates to Liu Yuhe and Wang Guanghan, who won the scholarships for new students.
The opening ceremony also invited Prof. Wang Tianmiao, head of Expert Group on Robotics of National High-tech R&D Program (863 Program), to give a report on the theme of "Cultivating Innovation Ability of Postgraduates", which was warmly received by the students.