04. 11. 2019 Issue 67
The Only Hong Kong Student Joining the International Science Summer Institute 2019

Sunny Lau from Earth System Science Programme was selected by the Croucher Foundation to be the only student from Hong Kong in joining the International Science Summer Institute held in Israel from 2 to 25 July, 2019 for a four-week scientific research at Weizmann Institute of Science.


Sunny is interested in the topic of irrigation systems and trees so he conducted a research about trees' strategies with teammates from the UK and Brazil and tried to work out how trees will adapt to climate change in Europe, a place which is predicted to become a semi-amid area like Israel. He and his teammates handled and visualised data by adapting their own knowledge and with the help of computer and programmes, and reference to previous research studies in order to explain patterns on different graphs. Apart from laboratory work, Sunny also spent a week in a field trip studying the wildlife, ecology, archaeology, and history of the Judean desert through first-hand experience including extensive nature hikes, field experiments, wildlife observation and demonstrations.

The summer programme broke geological boundaries. By meeting, working, and interacting with more than 75 participants from over 17 countries, Sunny appreciates their perseverance, curiosity, as well as their good attitude of being inquisitive to consult mentors and professors when they have got doubts related to science. Their curiosity also reminds him to be brave in taking the initiative to ask questions and search for other possible research exposure and opportunities. He thanks the Faculty, the Croucher Foundation, and the Weizmann Institute for giving him an once-in-a-lifetime learning experience and exposure, of which all he will bring along with in his study and future career.


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Faculty Distinguished Lecture Series
"The Pursuit of Wisdom" Public Lecture Series
Faculty Research Day 2019
Annual Tea Gathering 2018-19
Inauguration Ceremony for Undergraduate Students
Introductory Lecture for The Shaw Prize Lecture 2019 (Life Science and Medicine)
Discovering New Pattern-forming Paradigm
Science Professors Elected into Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences
Research Excellence Award & Young Researcher Award
Figuring out Magnetic Solution to Purify Contaminated Water
Developing an Urban-scale Nowcasting System for Effective Weather Forecast
HKSTPC Silver Technopreneur Award
Science Alumni's Effort to Improve Cancer Treatment
The Only Hong Kong Student Joining the International Science Summer Institute 2019
University of Oxford Croucher Scholarship
2018 Hong Kong Young Scientist Award (Physical/ Mathematical Sciences)
Postgraduate Research Output Award 2018
CUHK Young Scholars Thesis Award 2018
Chemistry Letters Young Award
Deanery Members and Appointment of Associate Dean (Education)
Choh-Ming Li Professorships and Outstanding Fellowships

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