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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has launched the Information Technology Enrichment Project Course for Gifted Students again this year. HKUST is the first institution to provide computer science (CS) and information technology (IT) programs under the Education and Manpower Bureau's (EMB) Support Measures for the Exceptionally Gifted Students Scheme. This course serves to introduce the fun and challenge of CS and IT to exceptionally gifted secondary school students through working on a programming-oriented group project under guidance. Its dual objectives are to expose students to the scientific foundations of CS and to give them ample opportunities to gain hands-on experience in using IT in creative ways to solve problems encountered in daily life.
The program will benefit approximately 40 students talented in IT, science or mathematics who are currently studying within the Form 3 to Form 7 age-range. They can choose to work on different group projects, including smartphone application development, computer game systems, data visualization, decryption of historical ciphers, and 3D Model co-visualization. Under the supervision of professors and tutors, each group of students will meet once a month and work together on their projects in a fun and educational manner. On completion of the five-month course, a round-up summer camp will be held at HKUST during which the groups will give presentations on their achievements and exchange experiences.
To kick off the program, an opening ceremony was held at HKUST on 14 April 2007 (Sat).
Read More information about the project course.