Chemistry Students Garner Top Prize at Chemistry Olympiad
On Saturday, 25 February 2012, a team of eight Chemistry undergraduates represented our University at the 23rd Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad (for Tertiary Institutions) and brought home the Top Prize of the competition. The competition was organized by the Hong Kong Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and aimed to promote an interest in Chemistry among young people. This year’s theme was “Chemistry for Good Health”, and the CUHK team made a presentation on the crucial role of chemistry to the discovery and production of pharmaceuticals (namely the drug Tamiflu), beating out teams from five other local universities to claim the top prize. This was the fifth time the Chinese University of Hong Kong had placed top at the Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad (for Tertiary Institutions). CUHK previously won the first-place in the Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad (for Tertiary Institutions) in 1993, 1994, 2008 and 2009. This year’s gold-medal team from the Department of Chemistry, guided by Prof. CHAN Man-chor and Dr. Kendrew MAK Kin-wah, comprised of the following students:
CUHK Team (undergraduates from the Department of Chemistry)
Prof. Kevin LEUNG Wing-por, also of the Department of Chemistry, sat on the panel of judges as the representative from the University.