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CUHK Students Get Prizes at FameLab Hong Kong

Finalists, judges, and Prof. Henry N.C. Wong (Dean of Science; second left, back row) at the completion of the FameLab 2014 Hong Kong Grand Finals (Courtesy of British Council Hong Kong)

Scientific knowledge proved to be sensational at the Hong Kong Grand Finals of FameLab Hong Kong 2014 organized by the British Council. Held on 15 March at the Hong Kong Science Museum, 10 finalists, including four students from CUHK, battled to impress the judges and the audience with their engaging presentations. Contestants delivered a series of captivating talks lasting three minutes each, with topics ranging from gravity-assisted propulsion, facial feedback theory, to the science behind love.

Among the four CUHK finalists, three received awards. They were 1st runner-up Lo Lok-man (PhD student, Biomedical Sciences), 2nd runner-up Luk Sui-man (Year 2, Physics), and Video Favourite Award recipient Wong Siu-shing (Year 2, Biochemistry). CUHK took home the Best Institution Award 2014 for having the most number of participants among all local institutions.

FameLab is an international science communication competition and held for the first time in Hong Kong back in 2009 as part of the annual Science Alive programme of the British Council. The competition aims to encourage young scientists (20 to 35 years old) to inspire and excite public imagination with a vision of science in the 21st century.