Skip to main content

On Campus

HKBU Science Festival captures the interest of over 1,000 students with light technology developments and applications

03 Jul 2015

Students look at samples of air bacteria and fungi during laboratory tours.
Students look at samples of air bacteria and fungi during laboratory tours.
The HKBU-affiliated school Wong Kam Fai Secondary School team is the championship at the Integrated Science Challenge Competition. The team has to solve some science-related challenges within a given time. The third person from left is Professor Cheah Kok-wai of the Department of Physics.
The HKBU-affiliated school Wong Kam Fai Secondary School team is the championship at the Integrated Science Challenge Competition. The team has to solve some science-related challenges within a given time. The third person from left is Professor Cheah Kok-wai of the Department of Physics.

The Faculty of Science held today (3 July) its Open Day, one of the many activities of the 2015 Science Festival. Around 1,300 participants from 28 secondary schools and 6 primary schools attended the Open Day. This year, the Science Festival revolved around the theme of “A Bright Future” with an aim to enhance students’ awareness of the wide-ranging applications and future development of light and light-based technologies that are widely applied in fields of science, including medicine, energy, communications, optical science and astronomy.

The Faculty organised “A ‘Bright’ Future Video Competition” for the first time. The video competition required participants to produce an original three-minute video that is related to the theme. The championship title went to SKH Li Ping Secondary School, the first runner-up was Aberdeen Technical School and the second runner-up was Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School.

Another popular activity, also held for the first time, was the Integrated Science Challenge Competition which required each competing team to solve a series of assigned science-related challenges within a given time. The team of Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary School was awarded first place, while first runner-up and second runner-up went to the teams of Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School and Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section), respectively.

In addition, the Faculty organised several talks on Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. Other activities included laboratory tours, mobile app workshops, games and exhibitions.