Integrating Great Minds: The Cradle of Knowledge
G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College, Hong Kong, China
20-21 November 2021
The Gifted Education Council (GEC) is a charitable organization which has served the Hong Kong community through gifted education since 1988. The mission of the GEC is to promote gifted education and nurture gifted children. GEC founded G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College in 1996. The recent development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) into a hub of global technological innovation in our country provides a precious opportunity for greater connectivity, as well as exchange and collaboration among young talents on innovation and technology in the GBA. To live out this vision, GEC launched the Greater Bay Area Science Project Competition (GBASPC) 2021.
The competition aims to enhance the interest and passion of secondary school students in science and technology to address global challenges and to connect talented young scientists in the GBA to exchange their knowledge and showcase their innovative ideas. This competition has received enormous support from professors in different tertiary institutions and professionals from science and technology research institutes.
We truly hope that the event would build a network of young science talents in the GBA and connect them with leading science professionals to inspire them to be the next generation of innovators and leaders. We are convinced that the positive impact on science and gifted education will be beyond measure.
The competition aims to enhance the interest and passion of secondary school students in science and technology, engage them to use scientific inquiry and innovative approach to address the important global issues, enable them to develop work and life skills to become an innovator of tomorrow and connect talented young scientists in the Greater Bay Area to exchange their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics which are crucial for developing innovations.
We live in a world of increasing unpredictable and complex risks. Some communities are more vulnerable to diverse range of challenges such as food crisis, climate change, pollution and diseases. Resilience is associated with the ability to resist, adapt to and recover from the external crises and to transform for sustainable development. Thus, it is important to strengthen resilience capacity of societies with the use of technology-based and innovative solutions to address present and future challenges.