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Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute Successfully Held 2024 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, congratualations to all the SCUPI graudates!

Published on: July 2, 2024 | Views: 151

On the afternoon of June 21, 2024, at 3:00 PM, the Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute (SCUPI) celebrated its 2024 undergraduate commencement ceremony in the main auditorium of the Jiang’an South Campus.

The ceremony was attended by Professor Bin Liang, Director of SCUPI, Wenqing Jiang, Director of the Finance Department at Sichuan University, Xiaogang Gong, Deputy Director of the Academic Affairs Office at Sichuan University, along with institute leaders, faculty representatives and parent representatives. The event was co-hosted by the student counselor for class 2024 Stella Yin and graduate representative Xuan’ang Zhao.

In a warm round of applause, Dean Minking Chyu of SCUPI extended heartfelt congratulations to the 2024 graduates. Dean Chyu highlighted the remarkable achievements of SCUPI over the past decade and congratulated the graduates on their successful completion of their studies. He encouraged them to maintain a spirit of exploration and to continue embracing diverse opportunities in their future endeavors, striving to discover and become the best versions of themselves.

A congratulatory video from the University of Pittsburgh was played, featuring Sanjeev Shroff, Dean of the Swanson School of Engineering. He praised SCUPI for cultivating international talents over the past ten years and noted the impressive over 90% graduate school admission rate of the 2024 class. Dean Shroff encouraged graduates to embrace lifelong learning, adapt to changes, and uphold academic and ethical standards in their future careers.

Professor Bin Liang summarized SCUPI’s achievements over the past year and wished the graduates success. He noted the high admission rates of SCUPI graduates to top universities such as MIT, Stanford University, Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Fudan University. He urged graduates to embody the spirit of inclusivity and continuous progress, making meaningful contributions to society.

Professor Sophia Zuoqiu, representing the faculty, emphasized the importance of embracing new technologies and developing strong adaptability and innovation skills. She encouraged graduates to stay true to their passions, maintain a global perspective, and transition smoothly from the institute to the wider world.

Alumna representative Nancy Xu from the class of 2019 extended her heartfelt congratulations and advised the new graduates to embrace changes and uncertainties as opportunities for growth. She encouraged them to dream big, face challenges head-on, and seize opportunities.

During the award ceremony, professor Bin Liang presented the Outstanding Graduate of Sichuan Province awards to eight graduates. Director Wenqing Jiang and Deputy Director Xiaogang Gong awarded twelve graduates for their excellent senior design projects.

Dean Minking Chyu and Dean Ye Li presented a special contribution award to Professor Bin Liang, acknowledging his significant contributions to the institute’s rapid development over the past decade. The award expressed the heartfelt gratitude of the entire SCUPI community.

As the highlight of the ceremony, the degree conferral began. Stella Yin announced the list of 2024 graduates, and professors conferred degrees to students from the Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering programs. Amid cheers and applause, graduates received their degrees.

Graduate representative Qingyue Deng from the class of 2024 Industrial Engineering program delivered a speech, expressing profound gratitude for the past four years at SCUPI and extending sincere thanks to family, friends, and faculty.

The ceremony concluded with a graduation video and singing performances, bringing the event to a heartwarming climax. Stella Yin congratulated all graduates once again, leading them in expressing gratitude to the attending faculty and parents.

In a mix of joy, tears, and farewells, the Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute’s 2024 undergraduate commencement ceremony successfully concluded.

We wish all graduates a bright and prosperous future!