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The Joseph Needham Foundation for Science and Civilisation
Public Lectures on STEM Education

This lecture series aims to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education, and to enable students to learn more about the recent development of various topics related to STEM.

Details of the lectures are listed below:

Language: Cantonese

School groups and public can click on the "Live broadcast links" below to watch online for free

Title, Speaker and Introduction Date Live broadcast links
From SARS to COVID-19

Prof. Yuen Kwok Yung (Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong)

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused millions of deaths globally, while border control and social distancing measures have severely impacted global socioeconomic activities and mental health. This lecture will review the sequence of events and research findings from 2003 to 2020 with relevance to epidemiological control and clinical management.
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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Brain-wave Control Technology for Healthcare or Entertainment

Prof. Tong Kai Yu (Chairman of Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Recent biomedical engineering technology is able to identify and read brain signals to control external devices, for example, to provide stroke patients with tools for rehabilitation. This lecture will introduce examples of translational research that turned findings from basic science into practical applications. The audience will understand more about brainwaves and their potential applications.
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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Holistic Philosophy of Chinese Medicine in Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle 

Prof. Bian Zhao Xiang (Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development), Hong Kong Baptist University)

Health is fundamental to our work, life and learning, yet sickness can befall any of us. Chinese and Western medicine have very different approaches to maintain wellness and prevent diseases. This lecture will discuss how we could use a Chinese Medicine approach to maintain a healthy lifestyle in modern society.
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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Conceptualisation, Design, and Realisation of Smart Antimicrobial Technologies

Prof. Yeung King Lun (Professor of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

COVID-19 virus is readily spread by droplets allowing both direct and indirect transmissions resulting in widespread infection. This lecture will introduce smart antimicrobial technologies that provide an innovative approach to prevent the transmission and spread of infectious diseases, thereby safeguarding individuals and the community.
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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AI Applications from an Ethical Perspective: The Good, the Bad and the Unethical

Prof. Helen Meng (Patrick Huen Wing Ming Chair Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Accelerating advances in AI and machine learning have powered the applications of virtual assistants, recruiting bots, self-driving cars, etc. The technologies have performed impressively well, often achieving human parity in performing a diversity of tasks. This lecture will introduce AI-automation as a double-edged sword that may bring benefits, but may also have potential perils. We must ensure ethical use of AI, as well as predict and prevent possible misuses.
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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Sustainable Development Goals for Green & Golden Hill *Online mode only

Prof. Vivian Taam Wong, JP (Honorary Fellow, The University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Metropolitan University)

A sustainable future is quickly becoming an important goal for many countries to strive for. This lecture will discuss some economic strategies and green policies that can lead to the target of Zero Carbon and Zero Waste, such as carbon pricing, regenerative agriculture and green investment, etc.
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Joseph Needham Foundation for Science and Civilisation, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences

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