The ECE Department held its 5th Alumni Family Day on Saturday, 25 Aug 2012. The event attracted more than 100 alumni members and their families, some of whom have attended every alumni family day that the Department has hosted since the first one back in 2005. As was done in previous years, former ECE faculty members were also invited to attend the homecoming to give our alumni more opportunities to meet their former lecturers and advisors. This year, the Department was very honoured to receive a very special guest, Prof Choo Seok Cheow, who was the second Head of Department, and his wife.
The event kicked off with sand art, balloon sculpting and a science show for the kids, a guided tour of the Department's Vision and Machine Learning Lab and Center for Integrated Circuit Failure Analysis and Reliability (CICFAR), and various side entertainment including face painting, caricature and airbrush tattoo. There was also free flow of wine and beer for those who simply preferred to mingle with fellow alumni and ECE faculty. Poster displays showcasing some of the latest cutting-edge research led by ECE faculty provided some stimulation for alumni to engage in technical discussion.
In his presentation, Head of Department, Prof KC Chua, provided facts and figures to highlight the global standing and international recognition that the Department and individual ECE faculty have earned, as well as some of the challenges that the Department faces. In particular, Prof Chua spoke about the Department’s very own ECE scholarship and the first 3 recipients of this scholarship. Mr Melvin Low, Chairman of the NUS ECE Alumni Committee and CEO of Equvo Pte Ltd, then took to the stage to introduce the members of his committee before explaining its mission.
Following the two speeches, everyone was treated to a sumptuous buffet lunch. A lucky draw, which gave many alumni much to cheer about, drew the event to a close.