Teachers Update Courses - Global Grand Challenges for the Next Century

CSE Teachers Update Courses involve CSE faculty staff, distinguished guests, industrial partners, school principals, science and mathematics teachers to talk about global grand challenges that well-being of humanity and the planet will face in the next century and how we can transform our scientific and engineering knowledge to solve these challenges.  

This series of inspirational courses focus on the 4 themes: Joy of Living, Sustainability, Health and Security, aiming to enrich and inspire principals, sciences and mathematics teachers on the fascinating global grand challenges, hoping to be incorporated into the STEM education and eventually, foster innovation and facilitate career readiness for our next generation.  

Among our speakers are Mr Eagle Chan from i-Education, Mr Samuel Lo from NDIVIA, Ms Debra Tan from China Water Risk, Prof Leung Wing-mo from PolyU, Dr Scott Edmunds from BGI & Open Data and Mr KH Tan from Arcadis.  The opening ceremony has been scheduled as follows:

Date 30 October 2017 (Mon)
Time 2:00 - 2:30pm

Innovation Centre,
1/F Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong

Officiating Guests

Ir Dr Lo Wai-kwok, SBS, MH, JP
Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong

Mr Gyver Lau 
Chairman of HKASME

 All talks are free of charge.  School participant will receive a certificate of attendance.  Please register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TeacherUpdate_GGC to reserve a seat.   Details of all courses are as follows:


Theme Date Time Topic and Speakers Language Medium
Joy of Living
30 Oct 2017 (Mon)
2:00 pm –
4:00 pm

Foundational Digital Literacy Enabling Innovations for Grand Challenges

Dr Ray Cheung
Department of Electronic Engineering
Mr Eagle Chan


Cantonese Supplemented with English
3 Nov 2017 (Fri)
10:30 am 
12:00 nn
Prof Henry Chung
Department of Electronic Engineering
Mr Samuel Lo
General Manager
24 Nov 2017
2:30 pm –
4:00 pm

Challenges in the Provision of Access to Clean Water

Prof Michael Lam
Department of Chemistry
Impact of Climate Change - How It Affects Water Resources
Professor Wing-mo Leung
Adjunct Professor
Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
How Water Risk Affects Us - as business, as investors, as individuals
Ms Debra Tan
China Water Risk
Water Security in Hong Kong
Mr Joseph Chung
Chief Engineer
Water Supplies Department
Cantonese Supplemented with English
10 Nov 2017
2:30 pm –
4:00 pm

Advance Health Informatics

Dr Yun Wah Lam
Department of Chemistry
Dr Scott Edmunds
Executive editor, Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI)
Executive committee member, Open Data Hong Kong
17 Nov 2017
2:30 pm –
4:00 pm

Why Nuclear Energy and is it Safe?

Dr BL Luk
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Mr KH Tan
Senior Risk Manager
Cantonese Supplemented with English


Adverse Weather Arrangements
Talk will be cancelled if Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is hoisted or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued at or after 7:00 am on the event day. 
Car park Arrangement
No car parking space will be provided to participants. 
Email: CSE.Event@cityu.edu.hk
Tel:   (852) 3442 6227
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