Science students from around the world join SPCC in "Transforming the Future Today"
04 Jul 2017
St. Paul’s Co-educational College (SPCC) kicked off the International Student Science Conference at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Monday, 3 July. About 60 of the brightest young minds from different corners of the world gather in Hong Kong to learn from experts and from each other during the conference that runs till 8 July under the theme Transforming the Future Today.
With a view to facilitating learning of scientific knowledge and establishing collaboration and friendships among participating schools and individuals, the conference represents a long standing partnership between SPCC and HKU, following on their successful collaborations in 2006 and 2012.
“By providing us with scientific and engineering expertise in specialised areas and some of the best facilities for conducting experiments and investigations, the University of Hong Kong is instrumental to a fruitful conference,” said Dr Anissa Chan, Principal of SPCC.
Faculty members of HKU who have contributed tremendously to the conference include Dr Gavin Porter, Dr Karen Mak and Dr Stephanie Ng from the Faculty of Science, and Prof Francis Lau, Prof Francis Au, Dr Henry Lau and Dr Loretta Choi from the Faculty of Engineering.
“Transformation of the future does not only require further advancements in science and technology, but it often requires collaborations of scientists across different disciplines,” remarked Prof Matthew Evans, Dean of Science of HKU.
Joining SPCC at the conference are Liceo “Marco Foscarini” Venice from Italy, National School of Physics and Math from Kazakhstan, Presbyterian Ladies’ College Sydney from Australia, Stella Matutina Girls’ High School from Taiwan, The Hutchins School from Australia, The Doon School from India, and Tianjin Nankai High School from mainland China.
SPCC has been organising international conferences in Hong Kong for over a decade, with a different theme each year ranging from science, music, sports and environmental protection. The annual conference aims to provide students with a platform to learn, share and exchange ideas with students from around the world.