In the wake of rapid development in Information and Technology sector, we have launched a STEM Education project to help youngsters build up a solid foundation in STEM knowledge and innovative thinking and thus make them well-prepared to contribute to society in the future. On the other hand, we are dedicated to help the needy in society and raise their living standards through developing hi-tech and innovative products. Our STEM Education project consists of the following elements:
1. STEM courses for primary and secondary schools
Topics such as mechanics, scientific methodology and mathematics game strategy have been covered. Students also have opportunity to design and build sailing cars and bridges. Teaching in interesting ways, we can raise students’ interest in Science and Technology more effectively.
2. Giving talks at universities and schools
We have given talks at Hong Kong Metropolitan University and Lingnan Secondary School to promote the idea of technology for social impact and explain how to design mobile apps and smart glasses which can make visually impaired peoples’ daily lives more convenient.
3. Mentorship for STEM competition
Dr. Siu has been invited as mentor in the Social Innovation Community 4.0 Competition. This competition aims to promote inclusiveness and solve problems in the community with design thinking and social innovation methods, and let participants gain first-hand experience of social innovation. Dr. Siu has shared his experience in technology social innovation and provided hints to the student on how to stand out in STEM related competitions. He has mentor teams from secondary schools like True Light Girls' College, Canossa College, Cheung Chuk Shan College, S.T.F.A. Lee Shau Kee College and HKTA Ching Chung Secondary School.
4. Technology education for NGOs
Workshops have been organized from time to time in different NGOs like the Hong Kong Network for the Promotion of Inclusive Society, The Hong Kong Federation of the Blind and Shek Kip Mei Lutheran Centre for the Blind to teach the underprivileged to use technology products like our WeVoice+ mobile app and WeVision smart glasses. For more information about these products, please visit the “Products” column.
5. Exhibition and invited speeches
We have also joined exhibitions and invited speeches on different occasions to promote our ideas in technology along with social innovation. For example, we have participated in the HKTDC International ICT Expo and The Gerontech and Innovation Expo this year to introduce our mobile app WeVoice+. Dr. Siu has also been invited as a speaker to explain how Internet of Things (IoT) design can be used to improve the livelihood of elderly with weak vision.