PolyU encourages students to find SPACE in life for their big dream
It’s never too early to get started if you want to chase a dream that you enthusiastically believe in. In the coming academic year, PolyU will launch its very first space science education programme for secondary school students, aimed at arousing their curiosity in the field, and encouraging them to take a bold step forward to make a positive difference to their future.
The “Science World: Exploring Space to Benefit Mankind” programme is led by PolyU’s veteran astronautical expert Professor Yung Kai-leung, Director of the Research Centre for Deep Space Explorations. It is a specially designed scheme comprising three key elements – a cross-disciplinary lecture series, visits to various PolyU specialised laboratories, and a scientific experiments design competition as a highlight of the programme.
Students from local secondary schools are invited to submit experiment designs proposals that are potentially feasible to be performed at the China Space Station. A panel of judges formed by PolyU experts will assess and evaluate the proposals and select ten finalists – the chosen student teams will be invited to do a presentation and demonstrate a prototype of their proposed experiments. A maximum of three winning teams will continue to modify their experiments under the guidance and professional help offered by PolyU experts. In the process, they will get themselves a step closer to realising their dream of having their experiments performed in outer space!
For those who wish to further explore the basic theories and topics related to space science, they can enrol for the thematic lectures conducted by Professor Yung, and Professor Wu Bo of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics. They will also be able to attend other public lectures delivered by experts from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, and participate in visits to the specialised laboratories of PolyU.
The “Science World: Exploring Space to Benefit Mankind” programme will be opened for enrolment in September 2021. For more details, please visit the official website.
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