There are several reasons why undergraduate students should gain research experience. First, research work can ignite academic curiosity which is the basic characteristic of an intellectual. Second, research engagement can sharpen high-order thinking skills such as logical thinking, creative thinking, and critical thinking. Third, through research work, students are transformed from merely "consumers" of knowledge to "creators" of knowledge. Fourth, although research work is challenging, it is interesting and fun. Finally, with the growing emphasis on research and innovation in Hong Kong and elsewhere, research experience can enable students to explore more career opportunities after graduation.