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HKBU CIE trains 40 Young Scientists from 13 Secondary Schools

22 Jul, 2016

As part of the HKBU CIE “Young Scientists Programme”(YSP), 40 students from 13 local and international schools came to HKBU for the first “CIE Science Camp” to learn from within eight different aspects in Applied Science.

Speaking at the Launching Ceremony held at HKBU Shek Mun Campus on 7 July, Dr. Sam Lau, Director of College of International Education said: “The CIE Science Camp aims to inspire and to develop inquisitive students through a variety of activities, exploring areas of the life, food, environmental and computer sciences. The breadth of activities has given secondary school students a broad spectrum snapshot of the sciences; to widen their perspectives of the different pathways they are nurtured to be young leaders in science.”

Led by lecturers and students of the Associate Degree programme, the activities were a novel and invaluable experience which participants thoroughly enjoyed including development of mobile applications; a field excursion to a biodiversity rich site; understanding the role of enzyme activity in the food industry; the analytical techniques behind nutrition values and development of modern day dietary guidelines; as well as gel electrophoresis and DNA extraction.

Through these activities and an overnight stay at HKBU campus halls, these young scientists experienced the colorful life of a university student and were geared towards the opportunities that abound.