Event

STEM in Life Science –
“Challenge 2020”

Theme

To encourage students to use technology for plant growing, with inspiration from smart hydroponic system. Through this, to equip students with innovative, scientific, analytical, problem solving etc., skills for a comprehensive and diversified development. 

Organiser

Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association - Educational Fund

Co-organizer

KeyLearning Education (Asia) Limited

Background

「Challenge 2020」is a competition lasted for half year, aiming to encourage students to use technology for plant growing, with inspiration from smart hydroponic system, and thus to equip students with innovative, scientific, analytical, problem solving etc., skills for a comprehensive and diversified development. 

Objective

  1. Through 4 elements of STEM, to develop students' knowledge and interests in STEM (Life Science);

  2. To develop students' creativity, cooperation and problem solving skills;

  3. To enhance students' ability in integrating and applying knowledge and skills;

  4. To encourage students to share their research result and contribute to the society.

Programs

  1. Trial and proposal
    Each entered school will receive 4 hydroponic planting systems and a training course. Each school will need to hand in a proposal on how to improve planting quality. There is no limitation and restrictions on number of groups and students to participate the competition.
     

  2. Research report and presentation
    Organiser will provide seeds for the research. School will need to hand in research report, planting video, etc.
     

  3. Video sharing
    Planting video will be lived and shared, judging panel will shortlist for finals.
     

  4. Finals and prize presentation ceremony
    Shortlisted schools will need to present their research report. Judging panel will judge and present the prizes.

Prize

  • Champion (x1): Cash prize HK$15,000, trophy and certificate

  • 1st runner-up (x1): Cash prize HK$10,000, trophy and certificate

  • 2nd runner-up (x1): Cash prize HK$5,000, trophy and certificate

  • Best sharing (x1): Cash prize HK$5,000 and certificate

Participation Group

Secondary Schools x 20

Schedule

  • Jan 2020
    Participation

  • Mar 2020
    Hydroponic growing system training course

  • Mar - Apr 2020
    Trial

  • Apr 2020
    Hand in proposal

  • Apr - Jun 2020
    Research

  • Jun 2020
    Hand in scientific report, presentation, planting video, etc.

  • Jun - Jul 2020
    Video sharing

  • Jul 2020
    Finals and prize presentation ceremony

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