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  1. Workshops breath life into science

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Science teachers sat on the other side of the classroom this week as they learned how popular topics like the Olympics could be used to teach students scientific concepts. Workshops by physicists from the UK company Science Made Simple focused on how teachers could use experiments related to events like the Beijing Olympics to spark students' interest in science ...

  2. Age-old science shapes the world

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Experts in this field are in great demand as they can develop new products for civilisation to progress. Reports by Chris Davis Materials science might sound like an ultra-modern concept, but the science and engineering skills date back to when man first shaped flint to make cutting tools. Materials have always been important to the progress of civilisation. 'Every stage of human ...

  3. Science teachers urged to boost confidence

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Science teachers need to do more to boost students' motivation and interest, a Chinese University researcher involved in an international study of student ability said ... in terms of confidence in their own abilities in the sciences, Dr Cheung said. 'As they go through school, students' interest in science drops,' he said. 'Girls are lower than ...

  4. Science students take No 2 ranking in global study

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong science students are second best in the world, according to an international survey of academic performance in secondary schools. The territory edged up from third ... The organisation issued science results from Pisa 2006 five days early after Spanish magazine Magisterio broke an embargo and published figures from the three-yearly report. Full results of the study, ...

  5. HKUST chief to help pick winners of prestigious US science medal

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The head of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been appointed by President George W. Bush's administration to help select recipients of the highest honour for scientific achievement in the US. Paul Chu Ching-wu will be one of 12 members of the president's committee responsible for picking winners of the National Medal of Science ...

  6. Science

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Science is usually classified into two major areas: natural sciences, which study natural phenomena (fi-nom-eh-nuh), including biology; and social sciences, which study human behaviour. Many different types of scientists (sahy-uhn-tists) have carried o Goal of science The purpose of science is to produce useful models of reality Form hypotheses (high-poth-uh-seas) based ...

  7. CityU professor wins elite science award

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Shieh A City University professor has won a prestigious international award for his contributions to plasma science, the first academic from an Asian institution to do so. Paul Chu ... sciences. Professor Chu, who said he was 'really surprised', focuses his research on plasma science. In addition to developing biomedical devices for correcting spinal deformities, he said ...

  8. Science of deception the main product of industrial estates

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'The Science and Technology Park Corporation is to launch a one-year study to decide if a fourth industrial estate is needed, and ways to revitalise existing ... made things worse under Tung Chee-hwa (remember him?) by falling victim to the internet bubble eight years ago and setting up a special Science Park that would make Hong Kong a hi-tech centre. ...

  9. Genesis Machines- The New Science of Biocomputing

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Genesis Machines- The New Science of Biocomputing by Martyn Amos Atlantic Books, HK$165 As the first person to win a PhD in biocomputing, it is perhaps incumbent on Martyn Amos ... of scientific efforts to harness the computational potential of our own biology to, well, do things. There seems to be no real objective here beyond the pure excitement of science. Perhaps that's ...

  10. Science talk turns out to be more of a sermon

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Steve Cray, Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Steve Cray HKUST hosts supporter of intelligent design on a mission to 'make disciples' A university lecture billed as 'inspirational science' this week ... The lecture, hosted by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on Wednesday, was by Hong Kong-born Deborah Chung Duen-ling, chair professor of material science at University of Buffalo, New ...




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