HKU Engineering organizes activities to enhance STEAM education among young generation

May 1, 2018

In order to promote and enhance STEAM education among young generation, especially to primary and secondary school students, HKU Engineering organized two projects in the first half of 2018, namely “Ultraviolet Radiation Measurement and Application Design Competition” and “Day camps for Smart City Project Programme 2017/18”. 


“Ultraviolet Radiation Measurement and Application Design Competition” (April 29, 2018)

Suitable amount of sunlight and ultra-violet (UV) radiation is beneficial to human. However, excessive exposure to UV radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects. One must not underestimate the potential harm overexposure may bring. The Faculty of Engineering, the Hong Kong Observatory and the Hong Kong Meteorological Society jointly organized the Exhibition and Award Presentation Ceremony for the Ultraviolet Radiation Measurement and Application Design Competition at the Hui Pun Hing Lecture Hall of the University of Hong Kong on 29 April 2018.

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Day camps for Smart City Project Programme 2017/18

“Smart City Project programme 2017/18” was organized by the Education Bureau of HKSAR Government. The HKU e-Learning Development Lab is commissioned by the Education Bureau to run 10-day camps from February to May 2018 for the programme. Diversified STEM skills on robot, augmented reality, 3D printing, artificial Intelligent, big data analysis, mBot, Internet of things, Microbit, wireless microcontroller, smart traffic light and solar energy were introduced to students.

The Smart City Project programme aims at helping students to integrate and apply their knowledge and skills acquired from the school curriculum, in particular from the STEM Education, to suggest innovative ways to realise the ideas of Smart City in the development of their home, school, community and city environment.

The programme mainly consists of a project exhibition under the theme “Smart City”, supplemented by a series of events including study trips to “Smart Cities”, day camps and summer camps on STEM education for students, as well as seminars, workshops and visits for both teachers and students. Over 1,000 primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong joined the programme by forming student teams to prepare “Smart City” projects for exhibition.


Elite students from various schools participate in the Smart City Day Camp workshop.


Student learn about solar energy measurement and installation design for smart city.


Students acquire hands-on practice in the computer lab.