Prof. Jeng Yih Receives Honor from EGU
Retired Professor Jeng Yih of the Department of Earth Sciences is awarded as the lifelong honor member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and they also asked him to be the judge of the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards in 2017.
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is a non-profit international union in the fields of Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The organization has headquarters in Munich (Germany). Membership is open to individuals who are professionally engaged in or associated with these fields and related studies, including students and retired seniors.
The EGU publishes 16 open-access scientific journals and organizes a number of topical meetings, as well as education and outreach activities. Its most prominent event is the EGU General Assembly, an annual conference that brings together over 11,000 scientists from all over the world. The meeting’s sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate change, and renewable energies.
Prof. Jeng is honest, rigorous and keen on details in his works. He often travel abroad for meetings or research purposes. However, Prof. Jeng said that it’s an opportunity to go abroad for seminars because you can talk to the authors directly. It’s worthwhile for him to sacrifice his spare time for the preparation of presentations and meetings.
When sharing his experience on the judgement of student posters, he found that Taiwanese students are more conservative and shy, whereas foreign students are good at promoting themselves and talkative. They know their works pretty well and aren’t afraid to debate with judges. Prof. Jeng said that students should be more creative be true to your ideas. Even if the topic is similar to other studies, as long as one can explain the contribution in an honest way, that would be great to the academic world.
“No matter how NTNU has changed, I am always there’s for it.” Jeng, graduated in 1975 in the Department of Physic, is a huge fan of NTNU. In his college life, he was the leader of Martial Arts Club. Prof. Jeng was awarded as outstanding youth of China Youth Corps. When speaking of retirement plans, he said that unlike others who wish to travel around the world, he would dedicate himself into academic research. Prof. Jeng also hopes to continue his passion for martial arts in practicing it as well as teaching.