HKU weekly notice (from Jul 7, to Jul 13, 2012)
06 Jul 2012
HKU Faculty of Engineering to release result of "Visibility Measurement Method Design Competition" for primary and secondary school students
The "Visibility Measurement Method Design Competition" aims to enrich students' knowledge in both engineering and meteorology. It is organized by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), supported by Hong Kong Meteorological Society and Community Weather Information Network (Co-WIN), and funded by HKU Knowledge Exchange Office.
A total of 26 teams of primary and secondary school students from 16 schools, consisting more than 140 students and teachers, competed in Junior and Senior categories of the competition to design visibility measurement methods over a four and a half months period. Participants did background studies, attended workshops, wrote programs and/or built hardware for visibility measurement before presenting their findings in front of a panel of six expert judges. The result of the competition will be announced at the Award Presentation Ceremony on July 7 (Saturday).
The Guests of honour included Prof. Norman C. Tien, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, HKU; Mr. Edwin Lai Sau Tak, Acting Assistant Director, HKO and representatives of supporting organizations. You are cordially invited to share the joy of students who learned through the competition. Details are as follows:
Date: July 7, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Rayson Huang Theatre, HKU
Details of the competition can be found at http://i.cs.hku.hk/~visible/Index-English.php
For questions please contact Dr. WONG Ka Yan [Ivy] of HKU Department of Computer Science at 9497-7883.
Jo Kondo 65th Anniversary Portrait Concert
Paul Zukofsky Conducts the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
HKU to release 2012 Third Quarter Hong Kong Macroeconomic Forecast
A press conference is scheduled on July 11 (Wednesday) to announce the "Hong Kong Macroeconomic Forecast", supplying headline macroeconomic indicators for Hong Kong's economy in the Third quarter of 2012.
Sponsored by the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), the forecasting project is managed and prepared by the APEC Studies Program of the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy. It provides the community with reliable, transparent and useful forward-looking economic information to gauge the movements and effects of Hong Kong's activities on a quarterly basis.
The forecasting system has proved to be very useful in tracking the short-term fluctuations of the economy, particularly in predicting turning points of the business cycles.
Date: July 11, 2012 (Wednesday)
Venue: the United Conference Centre, 10/F., United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty
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