CE visits STEM Education Centre (with photos/video)

     To mark the first anniversary of the opening of the STEM Education Centre under the Education Bureau, the event "STEM Education Centre: Supporting STEM education and sharing of students' achievement" was held today (October 18). The event aimed to consolidate the experience on supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools over the past year, share students' work and introduce the services for this school year.  
     The Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam officiated the event at the STEM Education Centre in Lok Fu.

     Mrs Lam, accompanied by the Under Secretary for Education, Dr Choi Yuk-lin, visited various facilities in the Centre and showed appreciation for prize-winning students' work and students' achievements, including a 3D printed Chinese cultural architecture design model as well as air-cushioned sliding raft and hovercraft model projects. She also visited the Maker Space of the Centre and observed students' participation in STEM learning activities.
     The STEM Education Centre will organise various STEM education related courses and activities this school year, including STEM education training programmes for teachers to enhance their pedagogical knowledge, and inter-school competitions for students to provide opportunities for them to integrate and apply knowledge and skills acquired, unleash creativity and solve problems through hands-on learning experiences. The Centre will continue to provide school-based support services to partner schools with on-site support and experience sharing to support them to further promote STEM education. 
     The STEM Education Centre has been providing support to primary and secondary schools in promoting STEM education since its opening in October 2017. Detailed information of the STEM Education Centre is available on its website (www.atec.edu.hk/stemcentre).

Ends/Thursday, October 18, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:40