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Lingnan University and National Institute of Education Sciences Co-organized “Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau Young STEAM Maker Competition 2018” Award Ceremony Cum The establishment of “Mainland-Hong Kong STEM Education Research Centre”

28 Jul 2018

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Lingnan University and National Institute of Education Sciences (NIES) jointly organised the award ceremony for the “Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau Young STEAM Maker Competition” on 28 July at Chan Tak Tai Auditorium, Lingnan University. The officiating guests attending the ceremony included: Prof LI Lu, Director General of the Education, Science and Technology Department, the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Mr YIN Changchun, Secretary of the Party Committee of the NIES; Dr Christine CHOI Yuk-Lin, Under Secretary for Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government; Dr David CHUNG Wai-Keung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau of the HKSAR Government; Dr LIU Jianfeng, Deputy Director-General of Education, Science and Technology Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Dr Witman HUNG, Deputy to National People’s Congress, People’s Republic of China and President of the Internet Professional Association (IProA); Prof WANG Su, NIES’s Centre for STEM Education; Dr Ray CHEUNG Chak-chung, Chairman of Hong Kong STEM Alliance; Mr WONG Kam-Leung, Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Education Worker and other invited guests. 

 

Professor WEI Xiangdong, Chairman of the organising committee of this competition and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lingnan University, shared with the audience that the purpose of this activity is to promote STEAM education, and foster collaboration in STEAM related fields among teachers and students from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao. It also aims to raise awareness and practical knowledge of STEAM education among young talented students from Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao. This competition hopes to help students cultivate their innovative thinking and develop their creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills. We hope this event can nurture young professionals to problem-solve challenges in the fields of economy, science and technology. Overall it could enhance Hong Kong’s city or even China’s national competitiveness.

 

This competition was actively supported by NIES and the education departments of various cities in Mainland China. More than 540 primary and secondary school students from 75 schools from different large cities from Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao formed 104 teams to participate in the finals in Hong Kong. More than 20 schools from different regions in Hong Kong and Macau also participated in the finals.

 

In order to promote the development of innovative and multi-talented individuals, and support STEAM education, Lingnan University established the “Lingnan University STEAM Education and Research Centre” with the generous support of social philanthropists. The centre particularly focuses on designing STEAM curriculum, academic and educational policy research, teacher training, student competitions, support for primary and secondary education, and academic forums. At the award ceremony, an unveiling ceremony of the “Lingnan University STEAM Education and Research Centre” was held by Prof LI Lu, Mr YIN Changchun, Dr Christine CHOI Yuk-Lin, Dr David CHUNG Wai-Keung and Prof WEI Xiangdong.

 

To further promote STEM teacher training, student competitions, curriculum research and design projects in the Mainland and Hong Kong, Lingnan University has jointly established with NIES, the most well-known educational research think tank in the Mainland China. It aims to unite local, Mainland and overseas scholars and professionals from businesses and other industries and to support the education authorities in promoting the competitiveness of Hong Kong and the country as a whole in a variety of ways, including promoting innovative project incubators. On the day of the award ceremony, Mr YIN Changchun and Prof WANG Su presented the nameplate of the “Mainland-Hong Kong STEM Education Research Centre” to Prof WEI Xiangdong and Dr CHOW Man-Kong, Director of STEAM Education and Research Centre of Lingnan University.

 

For more details about the competition, please refer to:

https://steam.ln.edu.hk/