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[CUHK News] Improving the quality of life of disadvantaged groups through design of smart products

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) held a closing ceremony and achievement sharing session for the “Jockey Club Community Care and STEM in Action Project” (the Project) on 14 October 2023. Officially launched in September 2019, the Project was funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and organised by CUHK’s Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies (CLST), with assistance from the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research at CUHK and Lok Sin Tong Yu Kan Hing Secondary School.

Students from six participating secondary schools received guidance and assistance from the Project team, schoolteachers, student mentors from CUHK’s Faculty of Engineering, social service organisations and entrepreneurs. They applied STEM knowledge and skills, and unleashed their creativity to develop 21 smart products over the course of four years. Their inventions are aimed at helping elderly and disadvantaged communities overcome difficulties in their daily lives, ultimately benefiting society as a whole.