Outreach

  • Departmental Visit for Secondary Schools
  • Popular Science Lectures
  • BASF Kids' Lab

To deepen students’ understanding of our Department and to stimulate their interest in chemistry, we warmly welcome secondary school students and teachers to visit our Department. The visiting programme generally consists of popular science lectures or an admission talk and departmental tour.

 

To arouse the interest of secondary school students in Chemistry, a series of popular science lectures are given by our faculty members in various occasions.

Modern Chemistry Lecture Series

May 25, 2019Evolution in the Test Tube (2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
Prof. Jiang Xia
Metal Ions in Biological Systems
Prof. T. C. Lau (City University of Hong Kong)
May 18, 2019Origin of Life – A Chemical Perspective
Prof. Bo Zheng
Under the Hazy Sky
Prof. Hung Kay Lee
May 12, 2018Food Chemistry: The Past and the Present
Prof. F. Y. Michael Kwong
Catalysis in Daily Life
Prof. Ying Yeung Yeung
May 5, 2018Exploring Chemistry on Computers
Prof. Steve Y. L. Tse
Pattern Formation by Reaction and Diffusion
Prof. Bo Zheng
March 11, 2017DNA Repair - 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Prof. Jiang Xia
Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals
Prof. Tony K. M. Shing
February 25, 2017Amazing Molecules that Changed the World
Prof. Gavin C. Tsui
Exploring Chemistry on Computers
Prof. Steve Y. L. Tse
May 7, 2016The Chemistry of Fat and Its Derivatives
Dr. George F. Wong
Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals
Prof. Tony K. M. Shing
April 30, 2016Amazing Molecules that Changed the World
Prof. Gavin C. Tsui
Pattern Formation by Reaction and Diffusion
Prof. Bo Zheng
April 25, 2015Encountering Daily Life Hazard: The Plasticizer (DEHP)
Prof. Michael F. Y. Kwong (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Chemistry Behind Trans Fat and MSG
Prof. Qian Miao
April 18, 2015Alzheimer’s Disease: What Chemists Can Do?
Prof. Ricky M. S. Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Inspiration: Seeing the Obvious and Making Connections
Prof. Patrick H. Toy (University of Hong Kong)

 

Contemporary Chemistry Lectures for Secondary School Teachers

May 18, 2018Responsive Surfactants, What Can They Do for Us?
Prof. To Ngai
Bioinorganic Chemistry: A Subject in Contemporary Chemistry Education and Research
Prof. Hung Kay Lee
May 13, 2017Miniaturization of Chemistry and Biology in Droplets
Prof. Bo Zheng
The Chemistry of Smog Formation
Prof. Hung Kay Lee
May 21, 2016DNA Repair - 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Prof. Jiang Xia
Modern Fuel Cells
Prof. Steve Y. L. Tse
May 9, 2015Antibiotics and Superbugs
Prof. Jiang Xia
Air Pollution: Aerosols and Greenhouse Gases
Prof. Hung Kay Lee

The Department of Chemistry has been collaborating with BASF, the leading chemical company, to organize the Kids’ Lab program yearly. This program, which has been brought to more than 30 countries across the globe, aims to nurture children's interest in chemistry and to help young generation recognize how chemistry around us can help protect the environment, and create a sustainable future.

Kids' Lab

With the belief that students today can become innovators and leaders of tomorrow, the BASF Kids' Lab program is an open, interactive, fun and free chemistry education program designed for kids aged 6 to 12 years to discover the world of chemistry through simple and safe experiments.

Kids' Lab Experiment Challenge

The Experiment Challenge provides an excellent opportunity for young chemists to share interesting experiments with us.

In this program, secondary school students in Hong Kong are invited to develop a new experiment for the Kids’ Lab program. Co-creating in pairs, students are asked to invent a fun experiment that explains the world of science to kids from 6 to 12 years. Those groups which are shortlisted will be invited to the Chinese University of Hong Kong to present their ideas and demonstrate the role of chemistry in sustainability.