Apart from regular researches and works every day, has it ever occurred to you to try something different and interesting? Tired with boring tasks and rigid affairs from your boss or leader, why not release your imagination and enjoy the pleasure of design and creation?
We greatly encourage students to get rid of their regular thinking models, try new things never experienced before and put them into practice. We call them Markers, people who are hot for creative thinking and bold trials. Students are expected to come up with interesting ideals and try to realize them with common materials and tools, even if these ideals turn out to be of not so much business value. It is widely admitted that most students harvest a lot after taking part in Makers’ activities, from basic skills and technologies to critical and enlightening thinking.
We have established an innovative students’ organization, **Newbee Studio**, which concentrates on mobile techniques and the Internet of things, undertakes web application projects and participates in innovation competitions. Moreover, we also conduct some contests as host and welcome students from the campus to join us, such as the Marker’s Workshop, where participants were provided with Arduino devices and environmental sensors to develop meteorology monitors, and the EMC Campus Open Data Contest, which published campus e-card consumption and Wi-Fi traffic data to promote statistic mining and deep insight into students’ behaviors and lifestyles.