Fuelling the Quest for Innovation
This year, ten HKU students garnered an Innovation and Technology Scholarship, fuelling their passion and drive to pursue science and technology as a lifelong career. The Scholarships support students to participate in overseas/mainland attachments, local internships, service projects and mentorship programmes.
"PropTech" is a new buzzword for the digital transformation of the real estate industry. Surveying student Steven Lau will be joining a world-class industry conference - Future: PropTech Conference in Europe. He wishes to explore the idea of combining the colour coding of buildings and artificial intelligence for building inspections.
Mechanical Engineering student Cheung Yau-Mei Yammy chose to go on an exchange to the University of California, Berkeley as her values echo the school's motto "To Educate, Illuminate, and Serve". She participated in Project Mingde, a service learning project that aims to alleviate the education problems of children in remote mountainous areas in Guangxi through bridge construction.
Aspired to be a medical researcher, medical student Gwendolyn Ma will be undertaking a research internship at The University of Western Ontario on the study of a ground-breaking cooling method that may protect the brain in cases of hypothermia.
First launched in 2011 under the joint sponsorship and support of the Innovation and Technology Commission and HSBC, the Scholarship is awarded to twenty-five undergraduates each year.