The Major Orientation Meeting for undergraduates enrolled in 2015 and 2016 of SUSTC was held by the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering in No. 110 repot hall of the library at 19:00 on December 2, 2016.
Academician Xiaofei CHEN of the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering first made a speech, who introduced the discipline orientation of the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, including physical oceanography, biological oceanography, oceanographic engineering, marine geophysics and marine geology. He introduced the department faculty in detail. At present, the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering has 1 academician, 2 Chang Jiang Scholars, 2 members of Thousand Talents Plan of the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, 3 outstanding young talents and 2 members of One-thousand-young-talents Scheme of the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC. He also introduced our geoscience and space department which will be incubated and separated.
Next, professor Ting YANG delivered a lecture about the ocean knowledge with the title of “Don’t you want to sea the big ocean?”. His original doggerel won the applause and understanding laughter from students. Professor Chuanlun ZHANG delivered the special report with the title of “Chinese Dream- Dream of Blue Ocean” and shared the construction objective to develop the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering into a world-class microorganism oceanography and geomicrobiology discipline and platform with students. Finally, professor Qingsong LIU delivered a vivid science popularization class about “ocean magnetism”, who led the students to enter the mysterious and interesting ocean paleomagnetism discipline.
After the report, students raised questions about their interested major or employment to professor, such as career prospect of the ocean major and specific research field of the ocean discipline, which were answered by professors one by one. Students showed great interest in and concern about development and construction of the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering. Finally, professors expressed their best wishes to welcome students to select the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering and make their contribution to the ocean enterprise of China!