The infrastructure that we see today reflects the ingenuity of engineers, architects, urban planners, and other stakeholders. By combining their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects with a bit of creativity and problem solving skills, they optimise land use to create green and inclusive cities.
With the goals of encouraging students to discover how things work, and increase their desire to explore STEM subjects, MTR Corporation is launching STEM Challenge with Junior Achievement Hong Kong and HKEdCity to engage secondary-school students in real-world engineering challenges.
Using examples from the design and operations of our railway stations, STEM Challenge aims to enhance students understanding of how STEM skills are applied in practice. A project-based learning element offers participants the opportunity to develop their own vision for inclusive and sustainable communities while testing out their technical skills.
Ever wondered how MTR lines and stations are built? In an interactive 90-minute session, MTR colleagues will share our design approach in making our stations environmentally sustainable, accessible to the community, and user friendly. Using problem solving frameworks, students also learn about how STEM skills are applied in the process and test their skills in the workshop. Talks will take place between September 2017 and January 2018.
Students enrolled in F3 or above are invited to form teams of 4-6 to share their vision for ˇ§Inclusive and Sustainable Communitiesˇ¨. Teams are required to submit a concept paper as well as a CAD drawing to illustrate their concept.
Workshops on CAD drawing and 3D printing will be provided for students and teachers to prepare their challenge entries. Shortlisted teams will be invited to present at a pitch day in April 2018 and witness their design being 3D-printed!
Three outstanding teams will be offered the opportunity to visit MTR Corporationˇ¦s operations in Sweden in the summer of 2018.
To enrol in the programme, please visit: http://www.jahk.org/STEM.
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