- Harrow International School Hong Kong Robotics Team – Team Leader and Student Coordinator (2020 – present)
- Mini Robocon 2021 – HKUST ABFYE Team 2 – 2nd Runner Up
- HKUST CDGT Dual Programme Engineering L1 & L2 – Level 1 – Outstanding Performance Award (2020)
- City University – College of Engineering – Bright Future Engineering Talent Hub Summer Research Internship – Robotics – Outstanding Summer Research Internship Award (2022)
- Harrow International School Hong Kong – STEM (2022-present) & Music Scholarship (2019-present)
Back in primary school, every break, I would head to the workshop. Inspired by older pupils who created their own Remote Controlled plane out of raw materials and fueled by my passion for aviation back then, I decided to embark on creating my very own from scratch. Even though the plane did not see the light of day, through this journey, I learned to solder and cut and sand wood, and more importantly, I discovered my passion for engineering.
In February of 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic was raging through the world and engulfing cities one by one, Hong Kong was one of the first batch of cities hit by the virus. Our schools were closed, our offices were shut down, and our streets were deserted. Coincidentally, my grandma passed away due to influenza at the same time. This made me realise the significance and vulnerability of human life and the grief experienced by loved ones. Watching the Hong Kong Covid deaths increase made me determined to contribute to curbing the spread of Covid.
I knew that my idea had to be low cost and leverage existing hardware whilst protecting people’s privacy and being easy to use. This led me to come up with an idea that didn’t require people to take out their phone to scan QR Codes – using the Bluetooth on everyone’s mobile phones for Covid contact tracing. I learned the basics of creating a mobile app through an online course and delved into bluetooth technology standards, before spending 4 months creating a fully functioning prototype and drafting a proposal to the government.
Even though this app wasn’t implemented in Hong Kong, this technology proved to be successful in other countries like Singapore and the UK. Through this experience, I learned hard skills alongside developing confidence in my ideas and ability to bring it into reality.
Since then, I have committed myself to academics, and furthered my knowledge in various tech fields including robotics, embedded software development, electrical engineering, AI, and Internet of Things (IoT).
Engineering isn’t only about creating new and cool technology, but is a tool to help solve problems and can be used to transform society for good. Engineering is inherently multidisciplinary. Technical knowledge is only a part of it: knowledge and passion about human, social, and medical aspects of society is key.
I would like to thank my school, family and friends. I now hope to further my knowledge in engineering through my future studies while developing an all rounded social consciousness with the hopes of contributing to the growing high tech sector in Hong Kong and giving back to the community.