Visit by Greenridge Secondary School
The Faculty of Science and Department of Chemistry hosted a visit for 39 Secondary Four science students and two teachers from Greenridge Secondary School on 5 January.
To start off the programme, Prof LAI Yee Hing, the Faculty's Associate Dean (Education and International Programmes) welcomed the students and introduced them to the Faculty. In his talk, he provided a general overview of the six Departments within the Faculty, so that the students could appreciate the broader range of sciences beyond chemistry and physics, the pure science subjects they take for 'O' Levels.
Prof Lai shared on the Faculty's undergraduate programmes
As the school had requested to focus on chemistry, the students were given an overview of learning, research and other enrichment opportunities offered by the Department of Chemistry. They also had the opportunity to try a hands-on experiment on thin layer chromatography in the General Chemistry Teaching Lab, guided by Dr Michael Y PATUWO.
Dr Patuwo explained how to conduct the experiment
The Faculty hopes that the visit will motivate the students to explore studies and careers in science.