The Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2015 (HKSSPC) has announced winners for this year.
The winning teams will fly to Houston to compete with more than 500 young scientists from about 70 countries in May 2015.
The HKSSPC competition was jointly organised by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), the Education Bureau, and the Hong Kong Science Museum.
Two more organisations-The Innovation and Technology Commission and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation- supported this competition.
"I am very pleased to see the encouraging results from the innovation projects and research reports submitted by this year's participating students, including inventions to enhance the standard of living and research on how to prevent an energy crisis," said Kenneth Chen Wei-on, SBS, hon. secretary of HKFYG. "The students were able to apply their scientific knowledge to practice and unleash their creativity and problem-solving skills, striving for a better quality of life."
Applying science and technology
The winning teams who won this award successfully demonstrated a strong ability to apply science and technology to everyday life.
The award winning teams competed with 217 teams from 77 secondary schools and finally 19 teams from the junior and senior divisions made it to the final round to compete for the championship.
Two more teams will represent Hong Kong in the American science contest- International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project (I-SWEEEP) 2015.
This American science contest is open to high school students and winning team from Hong Kong will also fly to Houston this May 2015.
"The Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition has been striving to promote the interests of youth in science and technology, which aligns with our vision. The Innovation and Technology Commission is dedicated to talent development," said Johann C.Y. Wong, deputy commissioner for Innovation and Technology Commission. "We foster local scientific research talent through the provision of technology infrastructure and software support. We also collaborate with different youth education organisations to promote scientific education and events, providing youth with more opportunities to access innovations and technologies."
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