Chiang Po Yi, a graduate student from the Department of Design, received the 2017 Red Dot Design with a sign language learning app MGISL. This is his second award related to sign language and the first one was from the International Design Award in 2013. He became a designer by coincidence. According to Chiang, designing is not only for the product but to see the problem and solves it. The reason for him to design the app is that hearing impaired people are misunderstood because of lack of communication. By learning sign language with MGISL, the gap can be shortened.
Nobuko Imai, a Japanese classical violist with an extensive career as soloist and chamber musician, and Koji Otsuki, a professional in baroque music, came to Taiwan in their busy schedule to give lecture to NTNU students on September 26th.
Su Wen Hsuan, a senior student of the Dept. of Music, recently stood out from many outstanding flute players around the world and won the championship of the open category at the 8th Flute Festival Singapore 2017.In the final, she played Chant de linos by A. Jolivet, a piece that’s rich in style and requires sophisticated technique. She is highly appraised by the judges.
Associate Professor of the Department of Earth Sciences John Gregory Shellnutt was awarded the Junior Research Investigators Award. On June 2nd, Prof. Shellnutt was given the award by the President of Academia Sinica James C. Liao for his breakthrough on the basic knowledge of Petrology and Geochemistry
LI Shu De, age 88, is a renowned violinist and honor Prof. at Department of Music, NTNU. On the 22nd of May, President Tsai awarded a second rank order of brilliant Star to honor her contribution on music education in Taiwan. At the Presidential Hall concert that was held at Pingtung for the first time out of the Presidential hall, four outstanding students of Li performed a special piece for their gratitude to their teacher.