With the goals of encouraging students to discover how things work, and increase their desire to explore STEM subjects, MTR Corporation launched the STEM Challenge programme in 2017 to engage secondary-school students in real-world engineering challenges.
In addition to demonstrating the relevance of STEM knowledge in our daily lives, the programme aims to foster creativity, problem-solving and communications skills to empower our next generation to create bright futures for themselves and their communities.
The programme comprises two components:
i) School talks -- MTR colleagues visit schools and explain in an interactive way how STEM principles are applied in the design and operations of our railway system;
ii) A Challenge -- students are invited to form teams to articulate their vision for a specific theme and apply their technical skills to develop a model that represent their vision. STEM workshops will be provided to support students in preparing for the Challenge. Three top performing teams will be invited to a study tour to visit MTR operations outside Hong Kong.
In the inaugural 2017-18 programme, students submitted CAD drawing and 3D-printed model that represents their vision for “Inclusive and Sustainable Communities”. Three teams and their teachers visited MTR’s operations in Sweden. Watch the video here for programme highlights.
For details of the current school year programme, please visit https://www.en.mtrstemchallenge.com/ .