NCKU Whiz Kid Constant Winner of Design Awards
Sheng-Hung Lee, a design student of the Tainan based National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), has won a string of awards locally and internationally, showing a great potential in a profession of his choice.
Internationally, Lee won the iF Lebens(t)räume 2010 universal design award (along with You-lin Chen for their design of curvy scissors) and the 2011 Red Dot award: Design Concept.
Locally, he has been the winner of Technology Creativity Scholarship of China Technical Consultants Foundation for two consecutive years and the winner of Research Creativity Award for college students of National Science Council, also for the second year in a row.
These awards, along with others, earned him not only high regards but also a total of US$20,000, with which he could travel abroad for international competitions.
Lee is an example of interdisciplinary learner who double majors in industrial design and electrical engineering to familiarize himself with product parts and the theory of control engineering. However, “since the human touch makes products humane, I have been taking courses in social sciences and humanities to enrich my vision,” said Lee.
The resourceful and free learning environment of NCKU cultivates creativity in students, Lee said. He also acknowledged the support of his parents and the guidance of Dr. Ding-Bang Luh of the Industrial Design Dept. and Dr. Jeng-Horng Chen of Systems and Naval Mechatronic Engineering Dept. of NCKU in southern Taiwan.
Lee wishes to do interface study in the MIT Media Laboratory in the near future -- another step towards realizing his dream.