Bid to give science a new image

PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 August, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 19 August, 2002, 12:00am

An exhibition hopes to encourage people to take a greater interest in science and change their perception of the subject.

When science is mentioned, some people automatically think about space. Moreover, students seldom talk about it, except during science lessons.

The 35th Joint School Science Exhibition, which opened last week, aims to change that.

'We want to give science a new image among the public, especially students,' said exhibition chairperson, Ester Chow Wai-yee, at the opening ceremony.

Guest-of-honour Michael Suen Ming-yang, Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands, said: 'At school, you learn how to learn. At university, I took physics and mathematics, and you may wonder what these subjects have to do with housing, planning and lands.

'In fact, the kind of knowledge we acquire at school is not what matters most; the process of learning is much more important.'

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