The 29th Chemistry Olympiad (for Tertiary Institutions), co-organized by the Hong Kong Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry, was held in the afternoon of February 24, 2018 at the City University of Hong Kong. Teams from six local universities participated in this event. The theme for this year was “Sustainable Living Style”. CUHK team made a presentation on “How do you ‘FUEL’” and won the Second Runner-up for the competition. The CUHK team coordinator was Prof. CHAN Man Chor and Prof. Steve Y.L. Tse, assisted by Dr. George F. Wong, while Prof. Gavin C. Tsui sat on the panel of judges as the representative from CUHK.
|Presenting Team||CHEONG Hau Lam Jody
WONG Chak Kui
YENG Sze Ching
|Supporting Team||CHAN Kam Tung
LEONG Lok I
LEUNG Ming Yau Vincent
TSUI Shu Wai
YAU Tsz Ying
Let’s see what WONG Chak Kui say:
It was a challenging but rewarding experience to participate in the Chemistry Olympiad. This year, the theme was “Chemistry for Sustainable Living Style”. We received a photo of a gas station as the topic, so we decided to focus on the sustainable use of fuel. With only two days for preparation, we had very limited time to prepare the slides. Thanks to our team spirit, we successfully finished the slides on time.
During the preparation, we searched for a lot of information related to the topic and we have learned a lot. We can also apply what we have learnt in the lessons and deepen our understanding. Of course, we have also improved our collaborative skills and time management.
I am very grateful for the efforts and hard work of my teammates. I would also like to thank Prof. Steve Tse, Prof. Chan Man Chor, Dr. George Wong and Dr. Cheung Yu San for their valuable advice and support during our preparation.