A team of Chemistry students wins the Bronze medal in the 28th Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad (for tertiary institutions).


化學系同學在第28屆香港化學奧林匹克比賽(大專組別)中獲得季軍。

Date: 16 Mar 2017 (Thursday)

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HKBU Chemistry students grab bronze in Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad

浸大生憑化學知識及創意動畫奪香港化學奧林匹克比賽季軍

HKBU Chemistry students won the Bronze medal in the 28th Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad (for tertiary institutions). This year, the competition revolved around the theme “Chemistry and Environmental Protection”. Each of the teams from six local universities had to find and present the solution to a given chemistry problem within two days.

The HKBU team included Year 4 student Daphne Chan and Year 3 students Peony Kwok and Kingsley Yao. They were assigned the topic “Clean Transportation”.

The team produced three short videos, showing the use of diesel and petrol in transport in the past, the cleaner liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) in vehicles, and fuel cell cars that are currently being pushed to the market. The changes highlight innovations in renewable energy. Daphne said that her team hoped to adopt an interesting, simple and clear way to show the significance of chemistry to “clean transportation”. She expressed her gratitude to a group of Chemistry students who formed a support team to provide assistance to her team.

Dr Sam Hau, the team supervisor and Lecturer of the Department of Chemistry, said the HKBU team was the only competing team which used short videos for the presentation. He praised the team for their creativity and said he was impressed by their application of chemistry concepts to the development of transport.

To view the short videos, please visit:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxQ8C12e22mEK4QuJOJlm11bueHh1zuRu

浸大化學系同學在第28屆香港化學奧林匹克比賽(大專組別)中獲得季軍。今年比賽主題圍繞「化學與環境保護」,並要求六所大學所派出的參賽隊伍在兩天內就指定的化學題目設計解決方案。

浸大隊伍由化學系四年級陳麗珊、三年級郭欣宜和姚梟組成,獲派的題目是「清潔的運輸」。她們製作了三段簡單的動畫,介紹過去使用柴油的交通工具,發展至後來較潔淨的液化石油氣車輛,到今天更環保的電動車,箇中變化展示了可再生能源的發展。麗珊表示,隊伍希望於有限的演講時間內,用有趣、簡單易明的短片方式,說明化學在運輸方面的重要性。」她感謝化學系同學特別組成支援小隊,在比賽過程中提供協助。

隊伍的指導老師、化學系講師侯俊傑博士表示,浸大隊伍是唯一一所運用動畫作演講報告的隊伍,充分發揮創意,並能將化學知識應用到分析交通運輸發展的改變,值得讚賞。

浸大隊拍攝的短片﹕
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxQ8C12e22mEK4QuJOJlm11bueHh1zuRu