Jointly organized by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Science Museum, and supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2017 Final Judging cum Award Presentation Ceremony, was held in Hong Kong Science Park today (14th April 2017). The winners of the competition were announced in the award presentation ceremony after judging in the morning where Mr. Johann Wong, Deputy Commissioner for Innovation and Technology and Mr. Kenneth Chen Wei-on, SBS, the Honorary Secretary of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups were invited as the award presenter.
20 Elite Teams Competed for Champions of SSPC 2017
With on-going support from the academic and related fields, the Competition has been a core government-supported programme in Hong Kong since 1998. This year, a total of 266 teams formed by over 900 students from 83 secondary schools, have enrolled in the competition. During the Initial Judging cum Exhibition held in March, a total 20 teams from the Junior and Senior Division were selected as finalists and competed for the championship today. Under this year’s theme, “From Theory to Practice • Developing Scientific Potential”, the 20 finalists presented their research projects based on a topic chosen in the field of either “Biology and Chemistry” or “Physics and Engineering”, to a professional panel of judges today.
Invention and Investigation Projects: 4 Champion Teams Stand out
Professionals from different sectors, including science, innovation and education, also representatives from co-organizers of this competition, formed the final judging panel, which would assessed the team performance based on different aspects, namely originality, design, presentation skills and team work listed on the criteria. This year, Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School’s ‘Sign-translate Gloves’ has become the champion of the “Invention” in Senior Division, while the winner of “Investigation” went to Heep Yunn School’s ‘The Teeth Guardians’. For the Junior Division, Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School’s ‘OctoPLUS Wallet’ and Heep Yunn School’s ‘I’ve Bin Recycling Paper’ won the champions of “Invention” and “Investigation” respectively.
Students’ Works are Deeply Appreciated by the Guests
Speaking at the awards presentation ceremony, Deputy Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, Mr. Johann Wong said, “It is good to see that the projects integrate well with our daily life, showing that the teams have been devoted to bring convenience and improve the quality of life to the public and the disadvantaged in our society, by means of scientific invention and research.” He also conveyed that Innovation and Technology Commission had been committed to develop more innovation and technology platforms for the young people, as well as organize different science-related educational and promotional activities in collaboration with the youth educational bodies.”
Mr. Kenneth Chen Wei-on, SBS, the Honorary Secretary of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups said, “I am pleased to see their logical thinking ability and problem solving skill were all come into play in their works. All of these are the key elements in our STEM education. Meanwhile, I can see their passion towards science and their infinite potential in science.” He encourages students to be persistence and diligence by keeping an ardent heart in their journey of science research. They should make the best use of their creativity and talent in science, in order to contribute to the future society.
SSPC Ignites Creativity and Supports Science Research of Youths
The Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition aims at promoting the interest of our youth in science and technology, developing their creativity and scientific mindset through better understanding and innovative application of science and technology, and inspiring their intellectual and career interest in science and technology, as well as training up them with a greater capacity for team work, presentation and communication skills. The four Champion teams awarded today will be sponsored to participate in an overseas exchange programme in Japan, while Champions, 1st runner-ups and 2nd runner-ups of Junior and Senior Divisions will be sponsored to participate in a Science and Technology Exchange Programme and might have the chance to participate in InnoTech Month 2017. On the other hand, three Hong Kong representative teams, one from Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School and two from Carmel Pak U Secondary School, have been selected in the initial judging to participate in I-SWEEEP 2017. Also, a team will be selected to participate in the 1+1 Science Tip-top Talent Scheme 2017/18 held by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, in order to continue their science research.
The Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition is jointly organized by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the Education Bureau, the Hong Kong Science Museum and supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. Well supported by the academic and business community, this Competition has been one of the core government-supported programmes for fostering the innovation and technology culture in Hong Kong since 1998.
The Competition aims at promoting the interest of our youth in science and technology, developing their creativity and scientific mindset through better understanding and innovative application of science and technology, and inspiring their intellectual and career interest in science and technology. Besides, participants may be trained up with team work spirit, as well as presentation and communication skills through the research on the projects and exhibition to the public. Winning teams may be selected to join overseas science and technology exchange programme, or participate in overseas science competitions, in order to widen their horizon and obtain the latest information and knowledge in science and technology.