After four long years of preparing Lanyang Campus’ Shao-mo Memorial Activity Center, it was finally opened on May 26th, 2014. The ceremony for the official opening began at 3pm and captivating performances were held by Sanmin Elementary School’s Japanese Drum Team and the International Alliance’s dance team. After the opening ceremony kicked off, President Flora Chia-I Chang, Vice Presidents, Dean of Student Affairs, Dean of the Office of Physical Education, and Dean of the Financial Center cut the ceremonial ribbon. President Chang then gave a speech welcoming all of the honored guests as they opened champagne in celebration of the new activity center. Lanyang Campus has been established for ten years and the opening of the Shao-mo Memorial Activity center marks a new era of progress. The center has two floors that will be able to support a vast amount of events. Students and faculty will also be able to enjoy the relaxing view of the waterfall while partaking of the activities. The facility will be utilized for many events including basketball, volleyball, badminton, and tennis. Also in July the rock climbing wall will be completed and ready for use. There are also rooms that can be utilized for special training, ping pong and medical equipment. The center can hold up to 1000 individuals and there are LED televisions hanging along the walls. The center will be able to support various events and activities and in the near future it will be available 24 hours a day.
Due to the ever increasing need of qualified and professional personnel in the industrial world, methods of practical and professional training need to be utilized to help university student development. Together Tamkang University and China Airlines have cooperated to promote the “Civil Aviation Program.” On the 20th of May President Flora Chia-I Chang and Chairperson of the Board of China Airlines, Huang-Hsiang Sun, came together to sign an agreement with the aim of cultivating professional aviation skills through the Civil Aviation Program. Tamkang University is the only junior college in Taiwan to have established such a relationship with China Airlines. President Chang stated, “In order to cultivate students in different fields of education, development of professional skills must be at the base of their curriculum. In every aspect the courses must be diversified and intertwined with the needs of industrial world. This type of educational program will help students prepare for the challenges of future careers by giving them practical skills and competitive ability. The needs of the aviation industry are becoming increasingly demanding as the world becomes even more globalized. This cooperation with China Airlines will allow students to get a running start into their desired career right after graduation.” Chairperson Huang-Hsiang Sun stated, “This Cooperation of Strategic Structural Personnel Cultivation Agreement will select students to become experts in the field of aviation. The designed curriculum will give them knowledge and experience that aviation companies are seeking most in potential employees. We at China Airlines are excited to have this magnificent opportunity to work with Tamkang University.” Dean of Academic Affairs, Huan-chao Keh, stated, “The Civil Aviation Program consists of the cooperation of multiple fields including the Department of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Department of Transportation Management and China Airlines. Altogether the program contains 29 classes and 76 credits.” Third year student of the Department of Transportation Management, Zu-jie Lin, stated, “The rate of unemployment in Taiwan is very serious these days. I’m nervous about not being able to find a job when I graduate. These types of educational programs create a structure of support that can really give us an advantage in the industrial world in the future. I will definitely utilize the wonderful resources that are offered here at Tamkang University.”
Watching a movie seems simple enough, but how does someone enjoy a film when they’ve lost their sight? On May 13th on Tamsui Campus in B713 a film created by the Department of Mass Communication was played for the vision-impaired. The film was a specially designed documentary called “After the Night.” The audience was filled with over 200 individuals made up of both visually-impaired and visually-capable participants who enjoyed listening to the film together. The Producer of the film, Ya-ching Zhan, expressed, “The story involves a group of five visually-impaired female friends that travel around Taiwan enjoying different activities such as baseball, running, work and socializing. They were faced with their personal challenges and had to be brave enough to overcome them. As we came to the end of designing the film we were faced with another challenge: How do we let the actors see their film?” After doing a bit of research, the producer contacted speaker Ying-xiong Huang and You-ru Li who have offered descriptive video services for over 1000 movies. You-ru Li stated, “Traveling around Taiwan to help with this documentary was a very unique experience.” Producer Ya-ching Zhan gave the two video description specialists a special thanks for their contribution to the film.” Film critiques from the Huashan 1914 Creative Park called “After the Night” powerful, moving and a good time.
Dean of the Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center, Ben-hang Chang, received recognition for his astounding investment in traditional calligraphy on May 5th at the 55th annual Literary Art Festival. He was personally presented the “Annual Chinese Art and Literature Prize” from Vice President Den-yih Wu. Ben-hang Chang expressed, “I’ve already been promoting traditional Chinese calligraphy for many years, it is so rewarding to receive this achievement. I anticipate that in the future this part of our heritage can be passed and developed both nationally and internationally. I hope the Ministry of Education is successful in implementing Chinese calligraphy in the elementary and middle schools as required curriculum.” The Chinese and Literature Prize was established by the Chinese Writer’s and Artist’s Association and is grand honor to be selected for the prize. Due to Ben-hang Chang’s amazing commitment, this year he has been honored with this award for the second time. He also received this award on the 39th annual Literary Art Festival. This reward is typically a lifetime achievement and receiving it two times says more about the fiber of Ben-hang Chang’s diligence than words ever could. Professor Ben-hang Chang’s courses at Tamkang University continue to be one of the most popular courses. The waiting list for his class is so difficult to get in that many students go four years without ever getting a seat in the course. The class has changed with the aid of technology and students are able to learn through the digital e-calligraphy program. This let’s students practice writing continually on computer software and they can iron out their mistakes before ever writing anything in ink.
On May 14th President of Nagasaki University, Shigeru Katamine, accepted an invitation from President Flora Chia-I Chang to visit Tamkang University. He came with another honored guest Secretary from the Ministry of Education, Department of International Cross Strait Education, Guo-lung Luo. The Japanese President graced the visit with a lecture themed around Educational Reform in Nagasaki University. During the Lecture, President Shigeru Katamine introduced the university governing concepts and principles responsible for the development of Nagasaki University. The lecture also described the current higher education revolution taking place in Japan. After the lecture, the guests were given a guided tour by Vice President of Administration, Po-yuan Kao. They were pleased to observe the Chueh-sheng Memorial Library, Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center and the different scenic views on Tamsui Campus. Nagasaki University was established in 1949 and in November 2004 it officially became the sister school of Tamkang University. They have four campuses and their curriculum is designed in areas of education, politics, medical care, dental care, medicine, engineering, environmental science and a variety of social studies. President Chang made an appearance to visit Nagasaki University in June of 2009. She also participated in Nagasaki University’s 60 year anniversary in November of 2010.
A truck that is carrying scientific equipment and materials is making it’s way all around Taiwan to spread the joy of chemistry. This truck is known as the “Chemistry Mobile” and as soon as it arrives at a school, it transforms into a laboratory that captures minds with an intriguing scientific performance. The different experiments draw in students as it shows them the beauty of science and how it pertains to life. The project is sure to stir up the potential in youth and may create a colorful future painted by science. On May 13th the Chemistry Mobile shared the many pleasures of science with Hu Wei Middle school located in Yunlin County. Tamkang University’s Department of Chemistry in cooperation with the industrial world has been able to use unprecedented methods to spread education. The Chemistry Mobile was designed to promote science and its benefits to all of the regions in Taiwan. Starting from 2014 Yunlin County has begun a cooperation with the Department of Chemistry with the goal of reaching every school in the region. They started from Hu Wei Middle School and traveled to Lin Nei, Yi Wu, Shui Lin, Bao Zhong, Fei Shao, Niao Song, Kou Hu, and Zhang Hu. The journey gave young students a close up look at what a career in science may entail. Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Bo-cheng Wang, stated, “Since the development of the Chemistry Mobile, we have really been seeking an opportunity to connect with Yunlin. It’s excellent that we have had this opportunity to work with the government of Yunlin County to spread the joys and mysteries of science.”
The 2014 Athletic Games Flag Presentation Ceremony took place at noon on May 9th on the fourth floor of the Shao-mo Memorial Gymnasium. President Flora Chia-I Chang began the event by encouraging the participants as they gathered their focus for the great oncoming competition. The winner of the competition will receive 10,000 NT in addition to having their reputation promoted throughout all of the junior colleges in the nation. The 2014 Junior College Athletic Games Competition will take place from May 17th until May 24th in the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. This year is the largest competition in history, holding 12 events with a total of 164 competing schools. Tamkang University participants include 157 faculty members and students competing in swimming, ping pong, badminton, tennis, taekwondo, judo, karate, fencing, archery and cricket. The Dean of the Office of Physical Education, Shu-feng Hsiao, waved the Tamkang University flag while giving chants of encouragement to the brave competitors. President Chang stated that this event was a key symbol for the Three Circles and Five Disciplines educational system. She showed her gratitude for the preparation and training that everyone has undergone for the event. Last year TKU received 6 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 9 bronze medals showing the excellent physical prowess and teamwork of TKU. This year’s competition is sure to be another triumph for the university.
On May 9th the Department of Mass Communication held the 28th annual graduation and achievement exhibition for the student group, “Strongberry.” They will travel to Huashan 1914 Creative Park with 17 other academic institutions. Together they addressed issues of combining creative innovations with services and products that would tend to members of society with special needs including the elderly, and mentally or physically challenged individuals. They were successful in developing 11 different products that were displayed and share with the community. Organizer of the graduation exhibition, You-ru Li, stated, “The name Strongberry is a play on words that symbolizes the personality of the group. This year students developed their products by first investigating the different needs of people in our community. This type of project really lets us have a better understanding of ourselves and how we can directly affect our world in a positive way. Utilizing our knowledge of media and tailoring it to help those in need, is the backbone of Strongberry.” After returning from the Huashan 1914 Creative Park on the 13th their products will be displayed in the Black Swan Exhibition Hall for everyone to enjoy. Many Taiwanese foundations and organizations will cooperate to perfect these products and promote them throughout Taiwan. What was once creative ideas and designs on paper will be a reality.
Education is the root of development in every society and it leads into the direction of new advancements. In recent years the core education at Tamkang University has made the terms “teaching” and “learning” increasingly interchangeable. In order to promote student organization automation, the Center for Learning and Teaching will be holding “Teach, Learn and Share Week” from May 7th until May 15th on Tamsui Campus. This event will provide an opportunity for students, teachers and educational specialists to have an interactive exchange. This event was divided into five different parts for sharing achievements and development ideas. The first section was hosted by Executive Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching, Chia-Cheng Yu and focused on “Professors Specialized Growth.” Second, head of the Teacher Curriculum Development Organization, Hung-yen Angela Sung, presented the achievements of teaching assistants. Third, Library Director, Sheue-fang Song, presented the reading achievement awards. Fourth, Director of Student Learning and Development, Ju-chieh Huang, presented the student organization achievements. Finally the Dean of the Office of International Affairs, Pei-wha Chilee, presented the achievements for the international Distance Learning program. In order to encourage students for their effort and studies, President Flora Chia-I Chang, personally presented selected students with a certificate of appreciation for leadership and mentoring. Chia-cheng Yu stated, “The Center for Learning and Teaching has been actively promoting student group automation and international studies. This semester we will focus on technological advancements.”
From April 21st to the 25th Dean of Tamkang University’s College of Liberal Arts, Sinn-cheng Lin, lead an expedition to Tongji University in Shanghai. He was accompanied by Director of the Department of Information and Library Science, Mei-yu Wang, Assistant Professor of the Department of Chinese, Ming-hao Ma, Assistant Professor of the Department of History, Yueh Wang, Assistant Professor of the Department of Mass Communication, Ming-yu Yang and Lecturer from the Department of Mass Communication, Hsian-fu Lu. Also attending the conference were representatives from sister schools, East China Normal University and Nanjing University. On this particular visit professors, deans and administrators had a discussion involving the designing and structuring of an academic exchange. During the discussion TKU representatives were able to discover strong aspirations for mainland students to travel to Taiwan for study. Also hopes there were expressed for the College of Liberal Arts to open a teacher and student exchange with Tongji University in the near future. Sinn-cheng Lin stated, “Tongji University will come to TKU in July to discuss strengthening our relationship and establishing an exchange program between our universities.
The Office of Academic Affairs held the “2014 Spring Season Banquet” on April 30th. Hundreds of students, teachers and administrators came together on the pasture as a reminder of the early days of Tamkang University. TKU began it’s development on a pasture and now decades later, the humble history has been completely forgotten about. But still today the campus is surrounded by forestry, which has become the trademark for the lifestyle on TKU. There were also many student organizations invited to grace the audience with a variety of musical performances including singing, dancing and even guitar. At the start of the assembly Vice President of Administration, Po-yuan Kao, presented the awards to students for outstanding academic performances of the year 2014. Altogether 8 students and 3 student organizations were honored with this prestigious award. Po-yuan Kao expressed his confidence to the students that received rewards while encouraging all students and teachers to always strive for the spirit of excellence. Dean of the Office of Academic Affairs, Chi-en Ko, gave a speech that expressed special thanks to the Office of General Affairs for their assistance in organizing this event at the pasture. The Office of Academic Affairs will utilize this pasture again hold another event to discuss the preservation of trees on June 4th and everyone is encouraged to come and participate.
President Flora Chia-I Chang travelled to South America from April 20th to April 30th to visit universities in Chile and the Republic of Paraguay. She was accompanied by Dean of the College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Hsi-deh Wu, Dean of the Office of Foreign Affairs, Pei-Wha Chilee, Dean from the Graduate Institute of the Americas, Hsiao-chuan Chen, Dean of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hui-huang Hsu, and Professor of the Department of Spanish, Kwo-wei Kung. President Chang expressed, “In addition to cultivating and strengthening the exchange relationship between Tamkang University and University of Chile, we also signed an an agreement with the National University of Asuncion in Paraguay, making them an official sister school of TKU. The purpose of this trip was to deepen the connection between our countries.” Upon their arrival on April 21st, they were greeted at the airport by TKU alumni and Ambassador of the Office of Taipei Economics and Culture in Chile, Ming-wen Wang. They visited the University of Chile on the 22nd and signed an agreement to renew the student exchange program between the two institutions with President V. Perez Vera. The two universities have a great distance between them, but maintain a very close and intimate academic exchange. On April 24th they headed to the Republic of Paraguay and were welcomed by Ambassador Jose Maria Liu and Dr. Juan B. Ramirez. Last year in May, former President Federico Franco came to visit TKU which initiated the relationship between the two countries. In addition to creating and strengthening new ties, the TKU officials were given a tour of the many beautiful and scenic areas on their trip. On April 28th they had a meeting with the Vice President Juan Afara and afterwards they signed an exchange agreement at National University of Asuncion in Paraguay with University President Pedro Gonzalez, establishing the academic exchange and crystallizing the new relationship.
We are approaching May and all of the university campuses are preparing for their graduation ceremony. This week all of the graduating students from the Department of Information and Communication have their university achievements displayed in an exhibition. There is a large sphere with the words “What I care about”, which reflects the many basic concepts that the senior year students have learned and developed over the years. This exhibition points out the many layers of cultivation the students have undergone while showing how their achievements have impacted the community. Graduation student organizer from the Department of Information and Communication, Yi Zhang, expressed, “Our generation of communication is completely different from the ones before us. Today people don’t use the same resources as they have in the past and we must be pioneers as we explore a new future of possibilities. Through self exploration and modern media, we can pave a new pathway to the future. The value of our society is determined by spreading new innovations throughout the community.” Students from different departments and organizations happily wrote their concerns and ideas on the graduation sphere. It gave younger students and the outside community a chance to share the thoughts of the future workers of society. The sphere has been available for students to write on since last week and ideas such as “artistic unity” and “expressing love” are tattooed along the side. Yi Zhang added, “Students that take pictures with the sphere can put it on Facebook and will have a chance to win a raffle prize!”
In recent years there have been lots of controversial changes in the Asian Pacific region from emergence of Chinese economic power, North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, Taiwanese fishing rights, and the deployment of military vessels. All of these events have raised critical questions of safety, awareness and the strategic standpoint of Taiwan. What is the role of Taiwan in the Asia Pacific and how does it preserve and protect its way of life? Dean of the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Ming-Hsien Wong, stated, “Because of all of the recent changes in the Asian Pacific situation, we’ve held a three-day political meeting called the 2014 Tamkang Strategic Studies Conference.” During this three-day interactive forum, professors, administrators and alumni from departments of history, technology, international affairs and strategic studies will exchange various related books, documents and dissertations concerning Taiwan’s role in the event of a crisis. The first day of the discussion was themed around National Strategic Studies Masters’ and Doctoral Dissertation Group Discussion. This discussion was divided into 15 parts that covered safety measures in a crisis, strategic research, international relationship management, Chinese military diplomatic research, etc. The second day the discussion entailed, “China’s Military Capability and the Security Situation in Taiwan Strait. This meeting was graced with the input of international experts from America, Korea, Japan and Singapore. They also had a detailed discussion of the Regional Responses to China’s Military Growth. On the final day of the conference, the discussion revolved around National Security Strategy and Concepts.
This week in the Black Swan Exhibition Hall the news reporters from Tamkang Times are holding, “Behind the News, My Q301 Days.” At the this display observers can see the concept wall, writings, specialized film area, pictures, operation methods and the imagination room. Fourth year student from the Department of French, Jia-wen Lin, stated, “The people at Tamkang Times are always observing, communicating, recording, and listening. It’s like we are an invisible partner that no one can see or touch, but we bring the reality of what happens around campus to life. So by holding this exhibition we can attract people who are like-minded and interested in becoming the eyes and ears of the university.” Director of Tamkang Times, Yu-pei Ma, expressed, “The purpose of Tamkang Times is to act as a service to the students, teachers and alumni on campus. We provide information on up and coming events in order to strengthen the relationships in the university. It also raises the spirit of academics and research as individuals are able to grasp at the latest ideas and concepts. So by holding this event we have hopes to let the students have a better understanding of the media, editing, reporting and basically what carries on to make the news a reality.” General Coordinator, Jing-yi Yang, stated, “The photographer basically creates the pathway that the story takes. It illustrates the thoughts of the reporter. Editing and interviewing is really strenuous but are necessary pieces in order to bring the whole story to life. It is one coordinated attack!” The Tamkang Times news exhibition displayed different themes that explain the process of the Tamkang Times development: History, Specialty Writing Concepts and Objectives, Pictures and Illustrations, Reporter Interviews, Interaction with the Audience, News Outside of TKU, Visual and Audio Display, and the Rest Area.
Last week the Office of Academic Affairs held a cross-cultural event themed, “Super Taste.” The students brought snacks and cultural artifacts representing the different areas from all over Taiwan for an exchange to promote culture. This activity is a student collaboration designed to represent the 30,000 students and almost 1,500 international students. This opportunity let students explore all of the regions of Taiwan without having to travel a great distance. Supervisor of this event and member of the Extracurricular Activities Guidance Section, I-ting Li, stated, “These students that are made up of 15 different alumni groups representing a variety of different cultures, have come together to sustain the culture and heritage of Taiwan by sharing snacks and artifacts. This event is designed to show people both nationally and internationally the essence and uniqueness of Taiwan.” Deputy Director of the event and second year student of the Department of Economics, Shi-ting Hong stated, “This entire event is the collaboration of all the different alumni group leaders. It took 4 months for us to finish all of the preparations for our objective. I’m so grateful to everyone involved for their effort and support. I hope that our work will be sufficient to give all of the participants a special and memorable time. Hai Bao Street on Tamkang Campus was filled with enthusiasm and cultural goodies. The students of each alumni group wholeheartedly shared and expressed the culture from their hometown: samples, snacks and artifacts of all kinds passed back and forth to familiarize students and teachers alike. Shi-ting Hong stated, “All of the different alumni shops have had excellent sales in only three days.” Second year Malaysian Student of the Department of Public Administration, Jia-xing He, stated, “Seeing all of the different culture in Taiwan is quite eye-opening. It has made me aware of the abundance of tourism resources that are here. It is also quite obvious that the students have put a lot of effort into creating such a lovely atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. They have done an excellent job. I especially like many of the handmade crafts that are so intricate and detailed.”
Last month Tamkang University participated in the 2014 National Junior College Student Organization Assessment, commissioned by the Ministry of Education at National Chiayi University. 289 elite student organizations were selected from junior colleges all over the nation for their outstanding achievements. Tamkang University’s Hualian Alumni Association known as “East Power” was honored with the award of Excellent Autonomous Comprehensive Student Organization and TKKF was honored with the Outstanding Health and Physical Education Award. One member of the Extracurricular Activities Guidance Section, I-Ting Li, stated, “The East Power Organization has been established for 75 years. It has a long history of heritage and has promoted its services in both Hualian and Taidong. In this particular assessment competition they have performed beautifully, giving all of the members a sense of honor and pride. Former vice president of the group, Ying-ru Wang, acted as the spokesman for East Power. Ying-ru Wang stated, “ I’m grateful to all of the people that gave us support and made this possible. I’m also thankful to all of my team members that continued to work hard and never gave up.” Another member of the Extracurricular Activities Guidance Section, Yan-ming Li, stated, “The TKKF came completely into fruition after two years of development. Although they have been limited on resources, they have had an abundance of innovation and creativity. Group leader, Luo-zhang Chang, spoke on behalf of the group, “It’s so exciting to be able to participate in this assessment. It’s great to have an award, but we will continue to seek out a healthy lifestyle for years and years to come.”
For the next two weeks admission applicants for the university will be entering into the second phase of the selection process. This is an especially busy time for third-year students in high school as they prepare to answer interview questions of all types in order to be considered for selection. Both Lanyang Campus and the Office of Academic Affairs held the 2014 Tamkang University Exposition on April 12th in order to give applying students a more in depth look at university courses. This year there have been a total of 5,150 student candidates that have successfully entered into the second phase of the admissions process and it’s estimated that 2,111 students will be admitted into the university. At the Tamkang University Exposition the entire area was packed with over 4000 spectators. There were student organization dances and performances as well as 35 university courses providing and sharing university experience. Spectators that participated in the event were able to truly absorb the enthusiasm and passion of Tamkang University. Director of the Admissions Section, Hui-chuan Chen, stated, “Here at this exposition future- students, teachers and parents are able to come in direct contact with each other. The students are able to see observe the information of each subject and gain a sense of what the future entails. This can really help students with the needs of their academic development. Also being able to observe the performances by the student groups gives them something to look forward to. This entire event is an eye-opening experience for both Tamkang University and possible future students.
In life taking risks will add color and flavor to your experience. 40 students have returned from an over 1000-kilometer bike ride around the island of Taiwan, taking a total of 10 tens. They braved through some troubling weather conditions, but absorbed the beautiful geography and culture of Taiwan. Third-year student of the Department of Economics, Qing Zhong stated, “We live in a society that people are addicted to online relationships. But to truly expand your horizons, you must go out and have personal contact with the community.” Third-year student from the Department of Electrical Engineering stated, “This will easily be one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life. All of the scenery was beautiful, including the individuals that rooted for us on along the road.” The trip took place on March 28th after the particpants took a group photo with Vice President of Administration, Po-yuan Kao. Dean of the Extracurricular Activities Guidance Section, Su-kuan Chiang, stated, “Our desire from the guidance section is to create group unity, which is an important factor of health and happiness. In order to make this particular trip even more meaningful, the student bikers also offered their volunteer study services to the Xi Luo Xin Yi Orphanage. They helped to give the children an exciting and fulfilling experience that will stay with them for a lifetime.” Two years ago there was another TKU bike tour that travelled through over 30 different cities in Taiwan. At the time Qing Zhong saw some young children from an orphanage playing ball. She asked what their favorite subject was and was shocked to find out that they weren’t taking any classes. She then left the young children with a card saying, “Never Give Up.” Now on this tour she returned with a team to offer her study services. Su-kuan Chiang, stated, “Although the scenery was quite beautiful, the road was very challenging in many areas. The many steep hills and mountainous areas really caused the muscles in the thighs too burn. It was such a feeling of achievement when all of the students passed through the most difficult part and finally arrived to the east side of the island.”
The results for the 2014 Cyber Young Lions’ Taiwanese Social Media Competition have been announced. A student organization from the Department of Information and Communication including Xin-jia Zhuang, Mei-fang Zhuang, Jian-yu Lin, and one student from the Department of Statistics, Da-yu Yang, were awarded 3rd place. Also TKU alumni from the Department of Information and Communication, Pei-Han Hsiuan, received first place in the professional division and will represent Taiwan in the Cyber Young Lions’ Competition in Cannes Lions, France. The Cyber Lions Competition was first established in Holland in 1992 to promote and stimulate innovative ideas that utilize technology. It provides an opportunity for people under the age of thirty to showcase their concepts and ideas internationally. In the 2013 competition there were 1,100 participants from over 75 different countries. This is the first year to have student organizations participate and international innovator, Thomas Hong-tack Kim, was invited to be a judge in the preliminary portion of this competition. The participants had to create a comprehensive and complete social media product within 24 hours. Tamkang University’s student organization from the Department of Information and Communication was awarded third place for the creation of the “Fuel Energy Application on Mobile.” They used Youtube, Facebook, and Google plus as a platform to display the daily use of oil globally. Second year students of the Department of Information and Communication, Xin-jia Zhuang and Mei-fang Zhuang expressed that winning this award was very surprising and really great for encouraging their studies. The students indicated that they were not completely satisfied with their results, but this award has motivated them even more to research their future in this field of work. The other award winner was alumni of the Department of Statistics, Pei-Han Hsiuan. She used Youtube and Facebook as a platform for the creation of “Live Without Energy”. It was a short film with a person stranded inside of a glass room without energy for 7 days. It received great praise as she successfully made observers peer deeper into the potential problems involving energy resources. She pointed out that Taiwan could only survive without energy for a total of 30 days before it completely collapsed. Her product design can help raise awareness for contingency plans in case of an emergency, earning her first place and a chance to represent Taiwan in the competition in Cannes Lions.