At 14:30 on September 6th, the 2018 LIESMARS opening ceremony & the Chengxin Love fund donation ceremony was successfully held in the Xinghu Academic Report Hall. The 2006 graduate of LIESMARS attended the ceremony, Mr. Gong Xun, the director and president of China DCI, and Mr. Chen Gang, the deputy researcher of the Wuhan University Alumni Affairs & Development Office and deputy secretary general of the Wuhan University Education & Development Foundation were invited especially. Present there at the ceremony were also academician Mr. Li Deren, Professor Chen Ruizhi (director of the LIESMARS), Yang Xu (secretary of the Party Committee), and other LIESMARS leaders, teacher representatives, and new Master and PhD students of 2018. The ceremony was presided over by Wang Zhiliang, deputy secretary of the Party Committee of LIESMARS.
The ceremony officially kicked off in the solemn national anthem. Professor Chen Ruizhi delivered a speech first. On behalf of the LIESMARS, he welcomed the new students of 2018 to LIESMARS, Wuhan University, and then introduced the LIESMARS to them from scientific research, international exchanges, and community activities. "You will never regret having chosen this university and LIESMARS here." he said. Next, he put forward three suggestions for the freshmen: march in a clear direction and quickly realize role change; dare to be the first and pursue independent innovation; broaden the horizon and serve the society. Finally, he raised his ardent expectations for the new students, namely, cherish precious youth, have a clear mind of them and delve into scientific research so as to contribute to the family and society and add brilliance to the discipline of Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, a first-class discipline of the world in Wuhan University.
Fig.1 Speech by Professor Chen Zhirui
Afterwards, Zeng Yumei, in-school student representative, spoke about her one year of experience in LIESMARS, and shared with new students three key words: perseverance, communication, and vigor. She encouraged them to consistently climb the scientific research peak, gather the wisdom of all people to broaden their horizons, and vigorously develop. Subsequently, a representative of freshmen, Xu Yonghao gave another speech, as a new jointed Masters/PhD program student, he shared his passion towards the LIESMARS. Also, he talked about his own experience of publishing the first SCI paper and winning the first prize in the 2018 IEEE data fusion competition, mobilizing all the peers to do solid work and persevere all the way up.
Fig.2 Zeng Yumei，the representive of in-school student is speaking
Fig.3 Xu Yonghao,the representive of freshmen,is speaking
Gong Xun, our alumni, also spoke in the ceremony. Centering on the theme of “Being Responsible for Yourself”, he shared ten odd years of his experience in LIESMARS and after graduation, encouraging new students to cherish the excellent platform of LIESMARS and study hard, seize opportunities, develop in an all-round way and make unremitting efforts to become a "leader talent".
Fig.4 Speech by Gong Xun
At the Chengxin Love fund donation ceremony, Gong Xun, on behalf of China DCI, donated the funds which would be used to develop education career in Wuhan University and cultivate talents in LIESMARS.
Fig.5 The Integrity & Love Fund donation ceremony
The ceremony ended with industry research reports and experience sharing. Five groups of students shared their own findings and reported on their thoughts before and after their research. It is said that from July 18 to 24, 2018, LIESMARS together with the school of computer science co-organized 2018 summer industry research activities. By doing so, they wished to enhance students' in-depth understanding of society and industry, to promote overall improvement of personal qualities, and to cultivate first-class innovation ability. The whole agenda covered the geographic information town of Deqing, Alibaba, the Zhejiang Informational Surveying and Mapping Innovation Base, and other enterprises established by outstanding alumnus.
Fig.6 Speech of industry research reports and experience sharing
To students’ great surprise, Academician Li Deren also came to meet with new students that afternoon after academic meeting. He encouraged new students to cherish the LIESMARS platform and hard-won opportunities, exert the strength of the team, and achieve themselves in the team.
Fig.7 Speech by Academician Li Deren
By Xiaoran Shen and Shanhong Liu from English GeoScience café