STEM Development

In this course, teaching staff from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is invited to teach Artificial Intelligence in our school, and the topics include Biotechnology, Big Data and Engineering Physics. Apart from Cantonese, English and Putonghua, coding is the fourth language of our school. Coding is translating logical actions into a language that a computer will understand. Coding skills allow us to communicate with people around the world under globalization. That is why we emphasize the importance of developing students’ ability of mastering different languages.

Marty the Robot is designed to make learning about computer science and coding a fun and engaging experience. Equipped with various motors and sensors, students may build and interact with their Marty by using Scratch or any other real world programming language, like Python. Apart from learning on campus, students are given a chance to learn robotics at home via our Robot Adoption Scheme.

Learning programming shall not be limited to the classroom. Under the Scheme, students will be given a chance to bring Marty the Robot home for at most three weeks. Students will raise Marty by programming and granting it a unique characteristic. They can sing, dance, and even play soccer with their buddies. It is believed that Marty will become one of the most important friends with our students.

Recently, all potential keepers had participated in a training workshop to learn the basics of taking care of and interacting with Marty. After that, they conducted an excellent dancing performance with Marty during the Kick-off Ceremony of the Robot Adoption Scheme.

We are looking forward to more young engineers nurtured in our school!

STEM expo included primarily 3 zones, namely the Exhibition Zone, the Robotics Zone and the Aviation Area.

The exhibition zone displayed the STEM project works that S3 students came up with throughout the science extension lessons. The project focused on studying the life challenges of our community due to the pandemic and suggesting solutions using the design thinking logic: To empathize, To define, To ideate. Students showed their enthusiasm and confidence while presenting their ideas to guests throughout the exhibition.

The robotics zone presented some robots which students made for different competitions in the academic year. Visitors could also get hands-on experience of building and reprogramming a new robot.

The aviation area provided students with a chance to ride on a flight simulator. Not only could they learn to operate a plane in the cockpit, but they could also know more about the physics behind flying a plane.