The Faculty of Science has held a "Young Scientist Challenge Cup" competition, attracting more than 70 foundation and undergraduate students who were challenged to solve a problem entitled "Proposal for the Next Generation Personal Identification System".
The competition, launched this year for the first time, was sponsored by the HKBU Century Club and the Faculty of Science. The contest encourages students to put into practice their interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary science and technology knowledge, nurtures their leadership and organisation skills, strengthens team spirit and problem-solving abilities, enhances communication and presentation skills, and inspires creativity.
Students from different programmes formed into teams of three to five members were required to propose to a panel of judges an integrated solution for the next generation personal identification system. Participants' scientific merit, novel approach and presentation skills were assessed.
The champion award went to Lo Wan-man, Chui Wing-hei, Lui Yin-lai, Denise Wang and Wong Wing-chi (Biology, Year 1). The first runner-up prize was presented to Chu Hung-kin, Li Po-yee, Yuen Wing-lam (Chemistry, Year 3), Au Wai-yi and Chan Sin-fai (Biology, Year 3). The second runner-up prize went to Mak Hin-man, Law Cheuk-yiu (Biology, Year 2), Ng Wai-tung (Computer Science, Year 2), Ho Po-yu and Lam Wai (Chemistry, Year 3). Among the winning students, Lo Wan-man won the individual best presentation award.