Under the biotechnology curriculum, I am able to meet passionate professors and like-minded friends. Laboratory courses provide us with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience on using various laboratory equipment. The Office of Academic Advising and Support provides full support, from our personal development to career advising. Each year, a wide range of activities are arranged for students to grow and learn. To better prepare myself for the future, I have actively participated in these events. For example, the MenTernship program provides a valuable chance for me to learn and get advice from mentors; the peer mentor program enables me to guide and advise new university students. This year, I also participated in a competition named “Science is Everywhere”, which allows me to promote popular science to the community. I am glad to have the opportunity to execute my idea with the support from professors and SCI/HOME staff.
It is very fruitful! I have taken advantage of the many research opportunities offered by the IRE program. In the first two years, I was in Prof. Lortz’s research group doing experimental research on high-temperature superconductors. I continued my interest in this subject after I went for an exchange at Columbia University and worked with a renowned theorist Prof. Andrew Millis on the novel superconductivity of FeSe. After returning to HKUST, I got a chance to join Prof. Vic Law’s research group and started to train myself to be a condensed matter theorist and get to know the field of topological superconductors.
HKUST has given me plenty of trainings to be a serious researcher. I also met many friends who share similar ambitions and interests as I do. IRE has created an ideal environment for me to interact with brilliant students, PhDs, professors and even prominent researchers from foreign institutes.
As a Biological Science student, I enjoy dipping deeper into the cellular activities and mystery of organisms around us. Laboratory lessons also give us a chance to work as a team to practice what we have learnt. For sure there are always ups and downs throughout the past two years at university. Yet, it is always satisfying to see what I have achieved and overcome along the way. The Office of Academic Advising and Support plays an important role in my university life. As an intern, I was assigned with different tasks in order to know my strengths and weaknesses better. Together with the evaluation of the staff, I am encouraged to try more new things and keep on improving my skill sets. Thanks SCI/HOME for being so supportive!
Training in the Chemistry program equips me with technical knowledge and critical thinking skills. Together with the motivating learning atmosphere created by professors and lovely schoolmates, I developed a strong passion towards studying Science here. Meanwhile, the School of Science provides us with loads of enrichment activities beyond academics alone. Last year, I joined a Career Mentor Training Scheme and the mainland internship program, in which I polished my coaching skills and gained valuable industrial insights to prepare for my future ahead. It is really a blessing to be a member of this big family.
The Biochemistry and Cell Biology program helps us develop a strong foundation in Biology, and gives us flexibility to acquire knowledge from a wide range of subjects under the well-designed curriculum. I am currently interning at a renowned medical device company as technical support assistant in the Cardiac Arrhythmia & Heart Failure team, in which I gain hands-on working experience and industrial insights. It all began from participating in SCI/HOME’s MenTernship Program which provides mentoring, job opportunities and employability training.
Rumor has it that there will not be many opportunities for Science students. However, as long as you put in effort and time, you can definitely enjoy your university life to the fullest and get well-prepared for your future.
Pursuing a bachelor degree towards Data Science and Technology has been one of the most remarkable experiences in my life. It gives me the opportunity to fulfill my passion of making sense of data. The well-designed curriculum prepares me for internships and research opportunities with different professors. However, the whole journey would not be nearly as meaningful without the incredible fellows I have met in the Data Science family and the much larger School of Science community. As part of the school, I am fortunate enough to have joined the MenTernship Program and attended a few service trips. I can’t wait for future adventures to come!