EPGL (Summer 2020): Course List

 

In view of the latest development of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, the course delivery mode, course list of EPGL and content of individual course may be modified. Students can opt for enrollment or withdrawal before settling payment of course fee in mid-June. Please stay tuned for further updates.



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Primary Section

 

Mathematics

M106
Blended Learning in Mathematics
Description:
In this course, we will introduce various important concepts in mathematics through a combination of classroom teaching and interactive online learning so as to enhance students’ appreciation of the beauty of mathematics. Topics covered include numeral system; length, area and volume; counting and probability; elementary concepts in graph theory.
Instructor:
Dr. Ku Yin Bon──Dr. Ku is currently working as a lecturer at the Department of Mathematics, HKUST. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics at UCLA in the United States before joining HKUST. He has a keen interest in education technology and digital learning. He helped the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) develop various online mathematics courses for secondary school students. He also has extensive experience in using a variety of education technology to enhance students' learning in his undergraduate mathematics courses.
Date & Time:
Lectures: Jul 4 & Oct 3, 2020 (Sat) │ 10:00am – 12:00nn │
Online Learning: Jul 4 to Oct 31, 2020
Language:
Cantonese (lecture notes in Chinese)
Requirements:
P.4 – P.6 students who are interested in mathematics
Award:
Students who have completed online activities and assessment with passing grades will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 1,200
Sample:
1. Computer Languages: Hex (avaliable in Chinese only)
2. Archimedes Tombstone (avaliable in Chinese only)
3. Triangular Pyramid (avaliable in Chinese only)
Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.

 

Science

S101
Experiments with Fun: A Story of Optical Riddles
Description:
The essence of STEM is the nurture of scientific thinking ability. The course aims to provide a scientific inquiry-based learning experience for primary school students through hands-on experiments. Instructors will lead and guide the students through a variety of activities, from designing to preparing and assembling materials. Students learn to make their own DIY optical tools and instruments step by step. Through a series of inquiry experiments and group activities, students will be guided to explore the underlying scientific knowledge, and enhance their communication and teamwork skills.
The theme of this course is about the science of "Light". Interesting optical phenomena and daily-life examples will be shown to raise students’ interest and curiosity on the topic. The course will start with a story: A leading company in optics, “Helio” is robbed. Students will act as scientific detectives, make use of the science knowledge learned in the course to solve the optical riddles left at the crime scene and eventually arrest the “Thief of Helio”. Basic concepts in optics, including characteristics of light transmission, reflection, refraction, total internal reflection, as well as their applications will be covered. The small class size (with a teacher-student ratio of about 1:8-10) will give students more opportunities to interact with the instructors in class.
*The course content is developed based on the Kids@UST Science Workshop: “Science ─ Now You See Me” (Apr 2018) and “Little Detective: The Thief of Helios” (Dec 2018).
Instructor:
“Kids@UST” Undergraduate Student Instructors──A team of HKUST undergraduate students who are leading and teaching the Kids@UST Science/Mathematics workshops organized by the Center for the Development of the Gifted and Talented, HKUST. They are of different academic backgrounds (Science, Engineering, Business, etc.), but share the same passion in teaching and STEM education. They also actively take part in teaching STEM classes for different primary schools and education centers. All of them are well-equipped and experienced in leading diversified science activities, and aspire to pursue a career in education in the future.
Date & Time:
Class A: Aug 3, 4, 6 & 7, 2020 (Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri)
【Class A1: 10:00am – 12:30pm】 【Class A2: 1:30pm – 4:00pm】

Class B: Aug 10, 11, 13 & 14, 2020 (Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri)
【Class B1: 10:00am – 12:30pm】 【Class B2: 1:30pm – 4:00pm】
* The four classes have identical content
Language:
Cantonese (lecture notes in Chinese)
Requirements:
P.4 – P.6 students who are interested in Science
Award:
Students with 75% attendance will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 2,500 *
*Course fee will be reduced in case this course is switched to online mode. Please stay tuned for further updates.
Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Students are expected to perform interactive class exercises during the online lessons. Material package will be sent to students by post. Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.

 

 

Secondary Section

 

Arts

AR001
Exploration of Architecture: Habitation and Narrative
Description:
‘You employ stone, wood and concrete, and within these materials you build houses and palaces. That is construction. Ingenuity is at work. But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good, I am happy and I say: “This is beautiful”. That is Architecture. Art enters in.’
Towards a New Architecture (Vers une Architecture), Le Corbusier, 1923.
Architecture is a complex and interdisciplinary art form. It is scientific and utilitarian, and yet abstract and sensuous. Wandering in the city, built form is ubiquitous but the notion of architecture is ambiguous. It is both a manifestation of the genuine creativity of an individual and the celebration of our civilization.
This course is a studio-based adventure aiming to raise the students’ interest and awareness of space and architecture. It explores the concept of habitation and the significance of narrative in spatial design. Through a series of observation and design exercises, the course provides opportunities for students to develop problem-solving skills and comprehension of abstract concepts, and unleash their creative potential.
The 6-day course combines lectures, workshops, studio learning and field trip to create a stimulating, fun and engaging experience for everyone, who is interested in art, design, making, city or architecture.
Instructor:
Dr. Mo Kar Him──Dr. Mo is currently a Lecturer at the School of Architecture and Urban Studies Programme, CUHK. He has been actively involved in teaching theory and design studio in architecture and urban design, and bridging the academia, design professions and community through participatory design research and community empowerment programme. With a background as a design architect and policy consultant, his research investigates the impact of built environment on wellbeing and fosters best design practice for the ageing population.
Besides academic research, Dr. Mo’s creative works have been awarded or shortlisted by a number of art and professional institutions, including RIBA, HKIA, and M+ Design Trust. His designs have been exhibited and published in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Architecture is Art Festival, ArtAlive@Park, HKIA Reveal, Home Journal, RIBA President’s Medal.
Date & Time:
Jul 22, 24, 2020 (Wed, Fri) 【10:00am – 1:00pm】
Jul 27* (Mon) 【10:00am – 12:00nn】
Jul 29 (Wed) 【10:00am – 2:00pm】
Jul 31 (Fri) 【10:00am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 5:00pm】
Aug 3 (Mon) 【10:00am – 1:00pm】
*There will be a field trip on Jul 27, details will be explained during lesson.
Language:
Cantonese supplemented with English (Workshop materials in English)
Requirements:
S.1 – S.4 students who are interested in architecture, design and art.
Award:
Students who have attained 80% attendance and completed all assessment activities with a passing grades will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 4,900 *(including materials fee $400)
*Course fee will be reduced in case this course is switched to online mode. Please stay tuned for further updates.
Sample:
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Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning. Description of the online course will be uploaded to CDGT’s website.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.
 

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Life Science

B103
Plants, Fungi and Insects 
Description:
Living creatures are ubiquitous on planet earth. Various kinds of organisms are basic resources for mankind, and are used for food, medicines, building materials, land protection and ornamentals. The threats of global warming in recent years alert everyone to protect our natural environments. It is our fundamental responsibilities to know more about plants, fungi, insects, and protect these organisms.
This course will introduce some interesting aspects of plants, fungi, and insects, including their species diversity, classification, structures and functions, their ecological roles, and interactions within the ecosystems ─ including their relationships with mankind. Students will explore more on the topics through a series of instructional activities such as lectures and field trip. Ultimately, students should develop a sense of respect to and appreciation for the mother nature.
Instructor:
Dr. T. K. Goh──Dr. Goh obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Georgia in the U.S. in the field of plant pathology. He has been a teacher and research scientist at various universities of Hong Kong and Malaysia for more than 20 years. He has worked on fungi and published more than 100 research papers in the field of mycology and plant pathology. Dr. Goh has taught various subjects related to plants, fungi, plant diseases and insect pests, and his method of teaching has been well received by students.
Date & Time:
Lectures: Jul 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2020 (Mon - Fri) 【2:00pm – 5:00pm】
Field Trip*: Aug 1, 2020 (Sat)   【9:00am – 3:00pm】
*Field Trip will be replaced by online lecture in case this course is switched to online mode. Lesson date and time of the online lecture: Aug 1, 2020 (Sat) 【9:00am – 12:00nn】
Language:
English supplemented with Cantonese (lecture notes in English)
Requirements:
Proactive learners who love nature with general concepts in biology
Award:
Students who have attained 80% attendance and completed all assessment activities with a passing grades will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 4,000 *
*Course fee will be adjusted to HKD 3,200 in case this course is switched to online mode.
Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.

B807
From Genes to Behaviors 
Description:
Long before the era of molecular biology and human genome project, people have often questioned: What makes up animal and human behaviors? And how true is the saying “like father, like son”? According to Mendelian genetics, simple inheritance like eye colors and blood groups are passed from parents to progeny. Then how much do genes influence basic behaviors like foraging and sophisticated behaviors such as social interaction and intelligence? This course aims to provide an introduction to the elements surrounding the subject of behavioral genetics and how they interact with each other. Students will learn about the basics of genetics, various animal models, classic and modern human studies, e.g. twin studies and genomic screening that have been applied to reveal genes that associate with interesting behaviors, such as the “anxiety gene” and the “happy gene”. In-class interactive activities not only will facilitate a better understanding of the principles and methods behind behavioral genetics, they will also help students develop their critical thinking and presentation skills.
Instructor:
Dr. Amy Kwok──Dr. Kwok obtained her Ph.D. majoring in molecular biology and endocrinology in the University of Hong Kong. She is experienced in teaching and mentoring young students in undergraduate courses and summer internship programs. She has a keen interest in applying interactive in-class activities such as discussion and scenario-based problem-solving exercises to improve students' initiative and understanding of the subjects.
Date & Time:
Jul 4, 11, 18, 25 & Aug 1, 2020 (Sat) 【10:00am – 1:00pm 】
Language:
English
Requirements:
S.3 students or above who are interested in research on genes and biology and how they impact our lives
Award:
Students who have attained 80% attendance and completed all assessment activities with a passing grades will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 3,200 *
*Course fee will be adjusted to HKD 3,000 in case this course is switched to online mode.
Sample:
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Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.
B808
Look Inside Our Body ─ Animal Physiology
Description:
In this course, we will use a comparative approach to examine the physiology of selected animal systems (such as the circulatory, nervous and sensory systems) with an emphasis on vertebrates. We will also examine how physiological systems are integrated and thus allow animals to respond in different environments. Moreover, dissection demonstrations will be conducted by the instructor, through which students can observe the structures and feel the textures of various organs, including frog heart, pig lungs and ox eyes.
Instructor:
Dr. Philip Lam──Dr. Lam received his Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of Southern California, USA. He is currently a lecturer at the Division of Life Science, HKUST. He has years of substantial teaching experience. He is familiar with various new pedagogical strategies such as e-learning and blended learning. He believes that it is utmost important to provide students a learning environment that nurtures critical thinking.
Dr. Melody Leung──Dr. Leung is a lecturer at the Division of Life Science, HKUST. She has many years' experience working with gifted learners. She adopts student-centered enquiry-based teaching approach to inspire students to learn for themselves.
Date & Time:
Aug 5, 7, 10, 12 & 14, 2020 (Wed, Fri & Mon) 【10:00am – 1:00pm】
Language:
Cantonese supplemented with English (lecture notes in English)
Requirements:
Students who have a genuine interest in animal biology
Award:
Students with 80% attendance will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 3,500 *
*Course fee will be adjusted to HKD 3,000 in case this course is switched to online mode.
Sample:
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Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Students are expected to perform interactive class exercises during the online lessons. Material package will be sent to students by post. Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.


B809
Human Genome Editing
Description:
How do medical laboratories screen for genetic diseases? How can mutations be repaired? What happens in clinical trials? Can we now edit our genes to prevent diseases?
This course aims to answer not just these fascinating questions but also discuss interesting concepts, applications and case studies. Through group discussion, role play, laboratory session and oral presentation, students will be able to expand their knowledge in medical genetics and improve their critical thinking, scientific enquiry and communication skills.
Instructor:
Dr. Lee Siu Po──Dr. Lee graduated from Oxford University in Biochemistry before completing her Ph.D. in cancer genetics at the University of Hong Kong with the Li Ka Shing Prize for her outstanding thesis and two publications in Nature Genetics. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in science education and enjoys teaching science while participating actively in various science engagement activities in Hong Kong. She started teaching for the Center for the Development of the Gifted and Talented, HKUST since 2015. Dr. Lee likes to bring the latest news into lessons so that students can understand the applications of science in their everyday lives. Following the Oxbridge tutorial style, she likes to act as a facilitator and encourage students to learn together. She believes that education should be lifelong and hopes to inspire her students to become healthy and independent individuals. She is currently working as an education consultant in Hong Kong.
Date & Time:
Lectures: Aug 8, 15, 18, 22 & 25, 2020 (Sat & Tue) 【10:00am – 1:00pm】
Laboratory *:Aug 11, 2020 (Tue) 【10:00am – 12:00nn】
*Laboratory class will be replaced by online lecture in case this course is switched to online mode.
Language:
English
Requirements:
S.4 and S.5 students who are interested and with knowledge in genetics, DNA and molecular biology
Award:
Students who have attained 80% attendance and completed all assessment activities with passing grades will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 3,600 *
*Course fee will be adjusted to HKD 3,200 in case this course is switched to online mode.
Sample:
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Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary. Description of the online course will be uploaded to CDGT’s website.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.

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Chemistry

C104
Exploring Magic Bullets in Chinese Herbs – Chemistry of Traditional
                        Chinese Medicine
Description:
The popularity for consuming botanicals and herbal medicines is rapidly growing. But how do scientists search for the “magic bullets” in herbs and what are the active principles that can cure diseases by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)?
In this course, we will use a chemist’s viewpoint ─ a molecular approach ─ to explore the miraculous components in Chinese medicinal herbs. Students will explore the chemical components of TCM and have a basic understanding on the organic chemistry of these components. Activities include lectures, live demonstrations and group discussion/ presentation. Moreover, there will be a laboratory session in which students will have hands-on experiments exploring the extraction, isolation and characterization of the active component(s) in Chinese medicinal herbs.
Instructor:
Dr. Dennis Chan──Dr. Chan is the Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, HKUST. He specializes in organic synthesis of compounds with pharmaceutical potential and application of organometallic reagents in chemical synthesis. He currently teaches a University Common Core course (in science and technology area) and practical chemistry courses in the Department of Chemistry covering various areas of chemistry realm ─ including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biomolecular chemistry, material chemistry and pure chemistry. He also supervises final year undergraduate students in completing their capstone projects. He has extensive experience in teaching gifted students and has been teaching a variety of courses offered by the Center for the Development of the Gifted and Talented, HKUST since 2007.
Dr. Fion Yeong──Dr. Yeong is a Laboratory Instructor at the Department of Chemistry, HKUST. She specializes in the disciplines of solid state chemistry and chemical crystallography and teaches relevant laboratory courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the department. She also has wide experience in teaching gifted students and has been teaching a variety of courses offered by the Center for the Development of the Gifted and Talented, HKUST.
Date & Time:
Jul 4, 11, 18, 25 & Aug 1, 8 2020 (Sat)
【2:00pm – 5:00pm】
Language:
Cantonese supplemented with English (lecture notes in Chinese)
Requirements:
Students who have an interest in chemistry of Chinese herbal medicine
Award:
Students who have attained 80% attendance and completed all assessment activities with passing grades will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 3,800 * (lab consumables included)
*Course fee will be adjusted to HKD 3,200 in case this course is switched to online mode.
Sample:
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Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Project-based Learning Presentation will be added as one of the activities of the online course. In addition, explanations on a series of experiments will be provided so as to allow students to further understand the process of extraction, isolation and characterization of active component(s) in a selected Chinese medicinal herb. Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.


C105
The Chemical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:
                        Chemistry in Forensic Science
Description:
Public understanding of forensic science is largely based on TV shows, such as CSI (Crime Scene Investigation), which use hi-tech imagery for dramatic effect at the expense of understanding of an increasingly important part of criminal justice process. Dramatic scientific breakthroughs in the past decades, in particular the discovery of DNA profiling, have revolutionized forensic science. Evidence can be obtained from microscopic traces of body fluids, drugs, and explosives of sufficient quality for it to be pivotal in an investigation or trial. Forensic science is now firmly embedded in the criminal justice agenda since it can answer investigative questions in many instances better than any other means.
This course will introduce students to the theories, techniques and analytical instruments for forensic science, which includes the analysis of fingerprint, blood stains, DNA, drug chemistry, fibers, etc. Students need to work on a project focusing on a topic of their interest. Additionally, a hands-on laboratory session will enable students to examine and analyze on several samples with various instruments.
Instructor:
Dr. Veronica Tse──Dr. Tse is a Technical Officer at the Department of Chemistry, HKUST, and is currently involved in postgraduate level laboratory courses. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, a Bachelor’s degree in Heath Science, a Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry and a Ph.D. degree in Chinese Medicine. She specializes in the disciplines of analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, biomolecular analysis and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) research. She has wide experience in teaching laboratory courses covering various areas of chemistry realm ─ including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biomolecular chemistry and analytical chemistry. She has previously assisted in delivering courses offered by the Center for the Development of the Gifted and Talented, HKUST.
Date & Time:
Aug 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 & 14 2020 (Mon, Wed & Fri) * 
【10:00am – 1:00pm】
*In case this course is switched to online mode, the lesson date and time will be changed as follows:
Jul 4, 11, 18, 25, & Aug 1, 8, 2020 (Sat) 【10:00am – 1:00pm】
Language:
English supplemented with Cantonese (lecture notes in English)
Requirements:
Secondary school students interested in the chemistry and techniques used in forensic science
Award:
Students who have attained 80% attendance and completed all assessment activities with passing grades will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 3,800 * (lab consumables included)
*Course fee will be adjusted to 3,200 in case this course is switched to online mode.
Sample:
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Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) The hands-on laboratory session will be replaced by laboratory demonstrations and explanations in case this course will be switched to online mode. Students will understand how to analyze samples with various instruments in forensic science through the course activities. Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.

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Computer Science

D002
Python for Everyone
Description:
The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. Coding allows you to use computer as a tool to express yourself and realize your creative ideas.
This course is a programming course for everyone, teaching the popular Python programming language. No pre-requisite knowledge in programming is needed. The course introduces programming fundamentals, such as variables and expressions, program control flow with branches and loops, functions, recursion, strings, files, and lists. Via lectures and hands-on programming exercises, you will be able to write simple Python programs to solve practical problems. Learning to program is ultimately about learning to think logically and to approach problems methodically. Such abilities can be carried ahead and prepare you for any advanced programming courses in the future.
Instructor:
Mr. Wallace Mak──Mr. Mak is a teaching associate at the Computer Science and Engineering Department, HKUST. He is an enthusiast of programming and is proficient in more than 10 programming languages, particularly in Python, Java, and C++. Being an educator with more than 10 years of teaching experience of numerous programming languages and tools, his teaching has been very well-received by thousands of students. Mr. Mak loves programming and wishes to share the joy and fun of it with young learners.
Date & Time:
Jul 27, 29, 31 & Aug 3, 5, 7, 2020 (Mon, Wed & Fri)
【10:00am – 12:30pm】
Language:
English
Requirements:
Students with basic computer skills and interested in computer science and programming
Award:
Students who have attained 80% attendance and completed in-class programming projects will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 3,200 *
*Course fee will be adjusted to HKD 3,000 in case this course is switched to online mode.
Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Students are expected to participate in the programming exercises during the online lessons. Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.

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Engineering

E102
Exploration of Engineering
Description:
Engineering plays an important role in the 21st century. It can be divided into different branches, each of which is closely related to our daily life. For instance, engineers have devoted to researches and application of renewable energy, thus contributing to a low-carbon future. Various food engineering techniques have successfully processed and transformed food to different forms, which are more safe, nutritious and palatable. Materials engineering has great influence on our daily living, from the development of construction materials of our homes, to the application of nano-particles in sunscreen products which protect us from UV lights.
This course aims at introducing to students these very important branches of engineering through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on sessions. Topics include: 1. The fundamental correlations among processing, structures, properties, and performances of common engineering materials, and the evolution of materials technology. 2. Configuration of solar cars and the fundamental of design and manufacturing in mechanical system. Students will also have the opportunity to test the solar panels to understand the principle of conversion of sun light to electricity. 3. Application of modern technologies (e.g. Genetically Modified Food, Bioengineering, Advanced Materials) in food processing. 4. An introduction to the relationship between product design and engineering, through examples of pharmaceuticals, beverages, electrical appliances, personal and health care products.
Instructor:
Prof. Tao Hong──Prof. Tao is currently working as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, HKUST. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Yale University. She is currently teaching undergraduate courses “Engineering Materials I & II”, which have been greatly enriched by her more than 10 years’ experiences in both research and market-driven R&D services to multiple industries through governmental and industrial funded projects.
Prof. Marshal Liu──Prof. Liu is currently an Assistant Professor of Engineering Education in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, HKUST. He has been actively involved in the curriculum design and teaching innovation. Prof. Liu has received numerous teaching awards, including The Faculty Awards for Outstanding Performance and Achievements in Teaching from HKPolyU, Distinguished Teaching Award in School of Engineering and Common Core Teaching Excellence Award – Honorary Mention from HKUST. His research focuses on food processing and bioengineering.
Prof. Robin Ma──Prof. Ma obtained his Ph.D. in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney. He has been active in engineering education for over 15 years. He has also had an increasing involvement with new approaches to education, including experiential learning, blended learning and undergraduate research. He believes that this broader contemporary approach is beneficial for students, especially for engineering students preparing for professional careers. On the other hand, he is the Director of the Centre for Industry Engagement and Internship (IEI) in the School of Engineering (SENG) at HKUST.
Date & Time:
Aug 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 10, 2020 (Mon – Fri & Mon) 【2:00pm – 4:30pm】
Language:
English supplemented with Cantonese (lecture notes in English)
Requirements:
S.1 – S.3 students
Award:
Students who have attained 80% attendance and completed all assessment activities with passing grades will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 3,200 * (materials included)
*Course fee will be adjusted to HKD 3,000 in case this course is switched to online mode.
Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances.
(2) The hands-on laboratory session and course activities will be replaced by discussion sessions in case this course is switched to online mode. Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.

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M101
An Introduction to Number Theory
Description:
Number Theory is the study of numbers. Simple as it sounds, concepts and theorems involved are so profound that they are well beyond your imagination! No wonder the great mathematician C.F. Gauss once called it “the Queen of Mathematics”. In this course, you can get a glimpse of this “beautiful queen” and how it can be applied in our daily life, such as encryption and QR codes. Topics covered in this course include modular arithmetic, Fermat theorem and Euler phi functions, some applications of number theory like encryption, QR codes, cryptography – RSA encryption, etc.
Instructor:
Dr. Ku Yin Bon──Dr. Ku is currently working as a lecturer at the Department of Mathematics, HKUST. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics at UCLA in the United States before joining HKUST. He has a keen interest in education technology and digital learning ─ he helped the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) develop various online mathematics courses for secondary school students. He also has extensive experience in using a variety of education technology to enhance students' learning in his undergraduate mathematics courses.
Date & Time:
Jul 18, 25 & Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 2020 (Sat)  【10:30am – 1:00pm】
Language:
English supplemented with Cantonese (lecture notes in English)
Requirements:
S.3 students or above
Award:
Students who have attained 80% attendance and completed all assessment activities with passing grades will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 3,200 *
*Course fee will be adjusted to HKD 3,000 in case this course is switched to online mode.
Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.
M104
Matrix
Description:
Matrix is the foundation of advanced mathematics. Matrix arises from the need to solve systems of linear equations. Despite its humble origins, matrix ends up playing a profound role in both pure and applied mathematics, as well as in all science and engineering, computer science, statistics, economics, mathematical biology and many other disciplines. Topics to be covered in this course include systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination and inverse matrices.
Instructor:
Dr. Ho Hon Ming──Dr. Ho is currently working as a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, HKUST. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has over 10 years of experience in teaching university level pure mathematics.
Date & Time:
Jul 4, 11, 18, 25 & Aug 1, 2020 (Sat) 【2:00pm – 4:30pm】
Language:
English
Requirements:
S.1 – S.5 students with some background on manipulating symbols
Award:
Students who have attained 80% attendance and completed all assessment activities with passing grade will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 2,600 *
*Course fee will be adjusted to HKD 2,400 in case this course is switched to online mode.
Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.

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Physics

P103
Nobel Prizes in Physics that Shaped Our World
           
Description:
The Nobel Prize in Physics may sound somewhat strange to the general public, yet the discoveries and inventions awarded have brought about far-reaching impact on our daily lives. In this course, the selected Nobel Prizes in Physics are categorized into several fields ─ solid state physics, quantum physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, astrophysics, etc. The underlying concepts, theories and experiments involved will be introduced and explained in layman’s terms. We hope that students would be inspired by the wonders of physics, and could also recognize how physics has changed the perspective we perceive our world and even the universe.
Instructor:
Dr. Ng Yee Fai──Dr. Ng is an instructor at the Department of Physics, HKUST. He received his Ph.D. in surface physics from the University of Hong Kong. He is experienced in developing and teaching courses ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate level, including large-scale common core courses and experiential learning courses. Besides regular teaching at the University, Dr. Ng has been promoting science to secondary school students by teaching at the Center for the Development of the Gifted and Talented, the Summer Institute and the Physics Olympiad at HKUST. Dr. Ng believes that science is not confined to ivory towers and therefore he is also enthusiastic about giving various talks on popular science for the public, secondary school students and the University staff.
Date & Time:
Aug 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 2020 (Mon, Wed & Fri) 【2:00pm – 4:30pm】
Language:
English supplemented with Cantonese (Lecture notes in English)
Requirements:
S.1 – S.3 students who are interested in physics
Award:
Students who have attained 80% attendance and completed all assessment activities with passing grades will be issued a certificate
Course Fee:
HKD 3,200 *
*Course fee will be adjusted to HKD 3,000 in case this course is switched to online mode.
Remarks:
(1) This course will be switched to online teaching and learning in case of class suspension or other unforeseeable circumstances. CDGT will announce the course delivery mode on June 10, 2020.
(2) Course instructor will modify the course content to facilitate online learning, if necessary.
(3) Full course fee will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances.

*** In case of cancellation of class(es) due to adverse weather condition, make-up class(es) will be provided. Please click here for the schedule of make-up class.