|Computer Science Challenge on 20 May 2017|
|Information Seminar of BSc Computer Science (JS1204) on 18 May 2017||Computer Science Challenge on 21 May 2016|
To promote an interdisciplinary approach towards Computer Science underpinned by STEM education, the Department organized the second Computer Science Challenge in 2017 following the success of the inaugural Challenge last year. With the unwavering support and enthusiastic participation from secondary school students and teachers, the Challenge was successfully held on 20 May 2017. 180 students from 66 secondary schools competed for the awards by completing three challenges in playing the Algebra Game, save the animals programming and coding a robot to solve a maze that tested their problem-solving skills in mathematics and computer science knowledge.
Same as last year, our vision and efforts were well recognized and supported by our industry partners with generous sponsorship from the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), Everbest Technology, Google (China & Hong Kong), Makeblock, UR Photos and Hon. Charles Mok JP, the Legislative Councilor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency, who had also graced our event by attending the Awarding Ceremony.
To provide an opportunity for JUPAS applicants to have a better understanding of our programme and make an informed choice for their future four years of study, the Department hosted the Information Seminar of BSc Computer Science (JS1204) on 18 May 2017. Over 250 JUPAS applicants attended the Information Seminar to learn more about our programme curriculum, JUPAS admission policies and the promising career prospects for Computer Science graduates.
Participants also had a chance to get a taste of learning a Computer Science subject in the university, and share their concerns and aspirations with students who were currently studying the BSc Computer Science programme as well as our faculty members during the tea reception. The Information Seminar was well received with over 98% of respondents expressed that the seminar was informative and useful.
Computer Science has been evolving rapidly with close integration with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). To promote STEM education to primary and secondary school students, the Department of Computer Science organized the inaugural Computer Science Challenge 2016, together with Hong Kong Digital Game-Based Learning Association and the Ming Pao Education Publishing Limited.
The Challenge received wide attention from both primary and secondary schools with the participation of over 170 students from 50 schools. The event came to a successful conclusion on Saturday, 21 May 2016 at CityU. Our efforts in promoting Computer Science education were also recognized by external major organizations and our industry partners with sponsorship from ASTRI, Everbest Technology Limited, Google (China & Hong Kong), Makeblock and others. The results of the Challenge are available here.