The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) today (Monday) held its first presentation of the Mr Armin and Mrs Lillian Kitchell Undergraduate Research Award.
The six award recipients are hand picked from the 250 participants in the latest Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. The championship went to Miss Xu Rui of the Business School, the first runners-up were Mr Yang Yang and Miss Liu Yangyang, both from the Engineering School, while the second runners-up were Mr Wu Degang and Mr Li Rui both of the Science School, and Mr Poon Ho Yee of the Engineering School.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program is designed to promote research culture at the undergraduate level by giving undergraduate students the opportunity to actively engage in research under the guidance and supervision of professors. The number of participants has grown year by year, from 72 students in 2005 to 250 last year.
"UROP is becoming our signature program, and it sets the standards against which other local universities will be measured. Indeed, academic research is the foundation on which the University's success lays," said President Tony F Chan at the ceremony.
Apart from students and faculty members, the ceremony was attended by a number of donors. They were immensely gratified by the brilliant performance of all the students.
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