As freshmen registered on August 25, the enrollment of Tsinghua University Special Pilot CS Class (Yao Class) also took place.
At the registration booths to the west of Tsinghua Comprehensive Stadium, Yao Class attracted a lot of attention. Freshmen and their parents asked about the program, facilities and advantages of Yao Class before submitting their application forms. Besides applicants from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, freshmen from the Department of Automation, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the School of Medicine also showed great interest. Students from Yao Class, some of whom have joined ITCS as doctoral candidates, shared their first-hand experiences of Yao Class features on the site.
Yao Class Booth
Chenggang Wu, Yao Class student, talks to freshmen
Tsinghua President Prof. Binglin Gu and VP Prof. Si Yuan also showed up at the booth and asked ITCS staff and students about the Yao Class enrollment.
President Gu reads publicity materials at the ITCS booth
Freshmen were very active in applying for Yao Class. And by the end of 5p.m., there were more than 130 applicants, who would take part in the exam and interview in following days. The enrollment results will be issued on August 28.
Freshman fills in the Application Form for Yao Class.
In the evening, the “Yao Class Enrollment Talk 2010” hosted by Pilot CS Class Affairs Assistant Ms. Yan Zhang, took place at the Multifunctional Hall of FIT Building. Assoc. Prof. Xiaoming Sun, Assis. Profs. Christophe Tartary, John Steinberger, Periklis Papakonstantinou and postdoc Kevin Matulef introduced Yao Class and its curriculum while encouraging talented freshmen to join Yao Class. They also took questions from applicants about courses and career opportunities. The international cultivation model of Yao Class impressed everyone present at the Talk. After the Enrollment Talk, more application forms were submitted.
Applicants at the Enrollment Talk
We look forward to having talented Tsinghua freshmen join Yao Class in 2010.