Lily Li (right) receives her certificate from Mr Raymond Cheng, Group General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific of HSBC Ltd


李莉莉同學 (右) 從香港上海匯豐銀行有限公司集團總經理兼亞太區營運總監鄭小康先生手上接過榮譽獎狀

Date: 13 May 2014 (Tuesday)

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Chemistry student wins Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award

化學系學生喜獲創新科技獎學金

Lily Li, Year 2 student of the Department of Chemistry, became one of the 25 science undergraduates from local universities this year to each receive an amount of up to HK$150,000 in scholarships from the "Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2014". The award recipients will gain an opportunity to further their studies at an overseas institution for a semester in the new academic year, enabling them to enrich their knowledge outside the classroom as well as to broaden their global vision and enhance their learning experience in their fields.

Lily was delighted that the scholarship offers her the opportunity to extend her studies beyond Hong Kong. She chose The University of British Columbia as her exchange institution and will continue her studies in Chemistry in September this year upon approval being granted by the University. She specially thanked Dr Daniel Kwong, Associate Professor of Chemistry, for his guidance and advice in the past years.

The Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme aims to provide recognition to outstanding undergraduates in local universities majoring in the discipline of Sciences, Engineering, Technology and Medicine. Through a series of elite training programmes, the Scheme hopes to nurture talent for the innovation and technology industry.

Each awardee will be granted a scholarship to visit an overseas or Mainland institution for a short-term attachment or research in order to widen their international exposure. In addition, they will be assigned to a reputable mentor for guidance and advice and have the chance to participate in community activities to promote innovation and technology. Awardees can also choose to take part in an internship in a local technology company or science-related organisation to gain work experience and enhance their market knowledge.

化學系二年級李莉莉同學成為本年度25位獲頒發「創新科技獎學金」的本地大學理科生之一,將獲頒發最高港幣15萬元的獎學金,於新學年前往海外學府進行為期一個學期的交流學習,藉此增長課堂以外的知識、拓闊視野和提升相關行業的學習經驗。

李同學對得到海外學習的寶貴機會感到很高興,她選擇前往加拿大英屬哥倫比亞大學,現正等待大學的審批,成功的話將於今年九月到該校修讀與化學相關的課程。她特別感謝化學系副教授鄺維正博士給予她的指導和意見。

「創新科技獎學金」旨在表揚本地大學主修有關科學、工程和醫科學系的傑出學生,讓他們參與一系列精英培訓計劃,藉以為創新科技產業培育優秀人才。得獎學生將會獲得資助到海外或內地暫讀或進行短期研究,以擴闊他們的國際視野。此外,學生亦可參與師友指導計劃,獲相關領域的傑出人士親自指導,以及有機會參與社區服務,運用所學知識,向社區推廣創新科技,並可選擇到本地的科技公司或科學相關機構的實習機會,以汲取工作經驗和加深對市場的認識和了解。