Under the biotechnology curriculum, I was 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 to us from academic advising, 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 in 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 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 in 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 that I could know my strengths and weaknesses better. Together with the evaluation with 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 my future ahead. It is really a blessing to be a member of this big family.
Biochemistry and Cell Biology program helps us to 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 begins from participating in SCI/HOME’s MenTernship Program which provides mentoring, job opportunities and employability training.
Rumor has it that there will not 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. Can’t wait for future adventures to come!
Through my study at HKUST, I’ve seen a much bigger world, and grown to be a much richer person intellectually and psychologically. In academic, I joined IRE and learned to be scientifically mature. I also get to know music, literature, economic, psychology etc., which further broaden and enrich my mind. Apart from academic, I love music and had a chance to study piano with a renowned pianist for one semester. I even held my first piano recital on campus, which felt like a dream. Besides, I went exchange to DTU in Denmark, ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and did a research internship at MIT in the US. These international experiences trained me to think independently both in academic and in life. Looking back, I went through a self-exploration journey with all these precious opportunities provided by UST. Coming to UST is the best decision I’ve ever made!
The Biotechnology and Business program has provided me with exposure to a holistic learning experience that combines both biotechnology technical knowledge and business soft skills. In the program, I have been engaging in seminars and outreach activities, which provided me with relevant industry knowledge and insights on current trends in biotechnology.
On top of academic studies, the staffs in SCI/HOME are very supportive in giving advice in personal development and career planning. Through a variety of learning trip and social service opportunities, I have been able to be exposed to what is happening in society, reflect on myself and gain insights on resolving social problems. I am really glad to learn and grow under the environment where I am able to position myself, find my life values and pursue all-rounded personal development.
As a person who is passionate about physics, learning physics at HKUST is very enjoyable. At HKUST, I meet a lot of talented schoolmates and seniors who have a strong passion for scientific research. It is very inspiring to discuss academics and career paths with them. I have participated in the UROP, which provides me a taste of doing research. The guided research courses for IRE students also provide me a vulnerable opportunity to know more about the professors and their research interests.
Apart from studying, I also join different extra-curriculum activities. For example, I engaged as peer mentor of School of Science last year. In this program, I met some funny group members and mentees that improve my soft skills and expand my social network.
Studying Physics in the International Research Enrichment (IRE) program, I am particularly fascinated by high-energy physics and hope to do scientific research in this field. The IRE program serves as a hub for research-minded students in the School of Science, where we are given guidance and resources to explore our interests. For example, the IRE-specific “Guided Study on Research” courses let us examine various topics in real-world research under the direct supervision of professors. Moreover, the school-sponsored overseas summer research is especially rewarding, as we get to immerse in the academic culture of a foreign institution and work with renowned faculty worldwide.
I have undertaken a project in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), in which I learned firsthand about motivations and techniques in research. I even had the opportunity of traveling to a conference in Nanyang Technological University to present our team’s findings and hear about others’ discoveries. HKUST has a strong research environment, and the IRE program augments this experience for science students.