The Faculty of Science organised a Science Open Day with the theme “Energy and Science” today (4 July). The event attracted around 1,100 primary and secondary school students from 23 participating schools, enabling them to learn how science and innovation can be applied to meet the needs of our daily lives from the perspectives of five major science disciplines – biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics.
Activities, such as talks, exhibitions, laboratory tours, workshops and games, were held. The Faculty of Science invited Mr. Kwan Chung-ming, Senior Smart Grid Development Manager at CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, to deliver a talk entitled “Smart Grid and You”. Three other HKBU science scholars also delivered talks. Professor Jonathan Wong of the Department of Biology delivered a talk entitled “Food Waste Lights Up Green Hong Kong”; Professor Jeffrey Cheung of the Department of Physics delivered a talk on “Energy Harvesting”, and Professor Ricky Wong of the Department of Chemistry delivered a talk on “Harvesting Sunlight: Solar Energy”.
The Science Open Day is part of HKBU’s Science Festival 2012. Another event which was part of the Science Festival 2012 was a photo contest that aimed to encourage participants to explore how sustainable energy can be applied to meet human needs. The winning photographs were exhibited at the Science Open Day.