HKSSPC 2018 Initial Judging cum Project Exhibition – 香港青年協會 The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

HKSSPC 2018 Initial Judging cum Project Exhibition

The Hong Kong Science Project Competition (HKSSPC) 2018 Initial Judging cum Project Exhibition was successfully held in Hong Kong Science Park today. The competition is jointly organised by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Science Museum, and supported by the Innovation Technology Commission and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

 

On its 20th Anniversary, HKSSPC 2018, themed “From Theory to Practice ˙ Develop Science Potential”, has made a recognisable step in encouraging academic exchange between global and local young science talent by introducing a new division for international champion teams. Seventeen international teams coming from 8 countries and regions, including the USA, Brazil, Turkmenistan, Singapore and the Philippines, demonstrated their innovative ideas.

 

This year, a record-breaking number of applications was received with over 1,000 students in 300 teams from nearly 90 secondary schools enrolling the competition. The competition for local teams was divided into Junior and Senior Divisions with winners from the Invention and Investigation projects to be announced on the Final Judging Day on 14th April 2018 (Saturday). The exhibition is open to the public for visiting and exchange with students.

 

Today, the Organisers have announced the winning teams of the International Division, Scientific Wallchart Division, and the 20 finalists in the Junior and Senior Divisions who have entered the Final Judging and other special awards. “Pectin-Carboxymethyl Cellulose Biocapsule for Potential Colon Targeted Oral Drug Delivery andVerde: An Edible Alternative to Plastic Cutlery” from the Philippines were the first prize winners of the International Division. They have fully demonstrated their creativity and comprehensive knowledge in scientific investigation. Teams from the Philippines, Thailand and USA were the second prize in this division.

 

“It has been a valuable experience for us to compete in Hong Kong and exchange ideas with Hong Kong and other international teams,” says a representative of the first prize winning teams of the International Division. “The panel judges offered insightful advice which helped us to improve our project to become more practical. Also, HKSSPC has provided a platform for us to meet peers with similar interests and to stimulate innovative and inspiring ideas. We look forward to participating in the HKSSPC again.”

 

Law Mei from Po Leung Kuk Celine Ho Yam Tong College, one of the First Prize winners of the Scientific Wallchart Division, says, “Doing scientific investigation requires a huge effort - from background research to poster development. The award is a great encouragement for me to further develop my interest in scientific investigation. In addition, HKSSPC 2018 has provided an extraordinary opportunity for me to gain exposure to global award-winning projects, which has broadened my horizon on how ideas and inventions can be applied in daily life.”

 

Over the past 20 years, HKSSPC has been committed to developing youngsters’ science potential through better understanding and innovative application. Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition Final Judging cum Exhibition will be held on 14th April 2018 in Hong Kong Science Park. Finalists of the Junior Division and Senior Division will compete for the Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up designations. The winning teams will be sponsored to participate in an overseas exchange programme. For more details, please visit hksspc.hkfyg.org.hk.

 

“Hong Kong Student Science Project 2018 Initial Judging”

– Winning teams

 

International Division Winning Teams

First Prize

Name of Country / Region Project Title
the Philippines Pectin-Carboxymethyl Cellulose Biocapsule for Potential Colon Targeted Oral Drug Delivery
the Philippines Verde: An Edible Alternative to Plastic Cutlery

 

Second Prize

Name of Country / Region Project Title
Thailand The Study of the Efficiency of Microbes from Termite Combs of Termite from Genus Microtermes for Speeding Up the Process of Agricultural Waste Decomposition
the Philippines GIS-based Suitability Analysis of Possible Nesting Sites of the Pithecophaga jefferyi (Philippine Eagle) at Apo Forests
USA A New Angle on the Economics of Solar Panels

 

Third Prize

Name of Country / Region Project Title
Thailand Improving the Properties of Corn Peels Fiber to Applied as a Fabric
Singapore Recycling Phthalate Plasticisers for the Synthesis of Phthalic Anhydride
Turkmenistan The New Method For Spilled Oil Recovery in Marine Areas
Macau China Preparation and Research of a Foamed Concrete Self – Insulation Wall Material
Turkmenistan Prototyping of Low Cost Robotic System for Increasing Crop Yield of Irrigated Lands in Arid Zones

 

Scientific Wallchart Division Winning Teams

First Prize

Name of School Student Name
Po Leung Kuk Celine Ho Yam Tong College Law Mei
St. Paul’s Convent School Leung Man Ting Tippi
St. Paul’s Convent School Yiu Verena

 

 

Second Prize

 

Name of School Student Name
Po Leung Kuk Celine Ho Yam Tong College Leung Wan Yi
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Lam Chi Kin Alistair
St. Paul’s Convent School Fung Ho Yee Jackie

 

Best Booth Award

Junior Division

Name of School Project Title
Po Leung Kuk Celine Ho Yam Tong College Thermal Life Jacket – An Innovative Exothermic Flotation Device to Reduce Deaths from Hypothermic in Maritime Disasters
Po Leung Kuk Celine Ho Yam Tong College Smart Elevator
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Bananastic

 

Senior Division

Name of School Project Title
S.K.H. Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School Solar EcoCool
Renaissance College Hydropal – Promoting Hydration for a Healthy Lifestyle
St. Paul’s Convent School pH- Sensitive Hydrogel Beads for Oral Drug Delivery

 

Best Potential Award

Junior Division

Name of School Project Title
Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School Eyes of the Stairs

 

Senior Division

Name of School Project Title
Heep Yunn School Gas Analyser
St. Paul’s Convent School Reusable Lactase Hydrogel for Lactose Intolerants

 

Best Newcomer Award

Name of School
HKMA David Li Kwok Po College

 

Social Care Award

Junior Division

Name of School Project Title
Po Leung Kuk Celine Ho Yam Tong College I-Care

 

Senior Division

Name of School Project Title
Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College Determination of Half Maximal Inhibitory Concentration of Turmeric and Green Tea in Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

 

 

Energy, Engineering and Environment Award

Junior Division

 

Name of School Project Title
Munsang College Gold Recovery
The Chinese Foundation Secondary School 1357 Smart Recycling Bin

 

Senior Division

 

Name of School Project Title
Po Leung Kuk Celine Ho Yam Tong College Photocatalytic Water Disinfection System
The Chinese Foundation Secondary School Eggcellent Supercapacitor
S.K.H. Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School Solar EcoCool

 

Junior Division Finalist teams (Invention)

 

Name of School Project Title
Kit Sam Lam Bing Yim Secondary School Starch Plastic
Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School Vibration Traffic Signals System
Shun Tak Fraternal Association Yung Yau College Smart Elevator
Shun Tak Fraternal Association Seaward Woo College Penable
Wah Yan College, Kowloon Roller Conveyer Electricity Generator

 

Junior Division Finalist teams (Investigation)

 

Name of School Project Title
Shun Tak Fraternal Association Yung Yau College Thermal Lifejacket – An Innovative Exothermic Flotation Device to Reduce Deaths from Hypothermic in Maritime Disasters
HKUGA College RE: Discovery – Vitamin C and Regeneration in Planarians
St. Paul’s Co-educational College The Effect of Magnetic Field on Blood Flow
Heep Yunn School Oil Cleaning Ability of Herbs
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Bananastic

 

Senior Division Finalist teams (Invention)

 

Name of School Project Title
Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College I-Vista – Smart Eyewear
S.K.H. Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School Solar EcoCool
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Pseudo-haptics
TWGHs Wong Fung Ling College Self Cleaning Toilet Cover
Po Leung Kuk Celine Ho Yam Tong College Photocatalytic Water Disinfection System
Pak Kau College iKidney

 

 

Senior Division Finalist teams (Investigation)

Name of School Project Title
Heep Yunn School Dry Up the Droplets
The Chinese Foundation Secondary School Eggcellent Supercapacitor
St. Paul’s Convent School “Ironic” Saviour – Green Synthesis of Iron Nanoparticles for Dye Degradation and Removal of Metal Ions
Sing Yin Secondary School Disc Recycling 2.0: ReLIFE