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TitleEngineering outreach: A successful initiative with gifted students in science and technology in Hong Kong
 
AuthorsChan, YY1
Hui, D1
Dickinson, AR2
Chu, D3
Cheng, DKW5
Cheung, E5
Ki, WH6
Lau, WH4
Wong, J5
Lo, EWC5
Luk, KM4
 
KeywordsEngineering education
Gifted education
IEEE student activities
Outreach
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherI E E E. The Journal's web site is located at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=13
 
CitationIeee Transactions On Education, 2010, v. 53 n. 1, p. 158-171 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TE.2009.2030178
 
AbstractThe primary goal of engineering outreach is to attract prospective students to engineering education and the engineering profession. Gifted students, especially those identified as possessing unusually high abilities in science and technology, are especially promising students to attract to careers in engineering. It is critical to cultivate these students' interests and develop their potential for engineering while encouraging them to pursue engineering studies beyond K-12 education. This article presents examples of the successful learning outcomes of an ongoing University-based Electronics Technology Project Study (UETPS) program, a joint endeavor between the IEEE Hong Kong Section, the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government, and the Hong Kong Academy of Gifted Education (HKAGE). The UETPS program promotes electrical, electronic, and computer engineering education in Hong Kong and is aimed particularly at gifted students as well as their parents, teachers, and schools. Project applicants underwent formal identification procedures by the Gifted Education Section of the HKSAR Education Bureau and were identified as being gifted in the area of science and technology. Selected participants then participated in one-year research projects in electronics and computer engineering under the guidance of university professors in their respective engineering departments. This program addresses an urgent need of the engineering education sector by reaching out to highly talented K-12 students and their surrounding communities. According to the evaluation results, the UETPS program has significantly enhanced the participating students' interest in engineering as a career choice and encouraged them to pursue undergraduate studies in engineering. This article also discusses lessons learned and proposes strategies for future potential implementers. © 2009 IEEE.
 
ISSN0018-9359
2013 Impact Factor: 1.221
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.205
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TE.2009.2030178
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000274211300022
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Sciences of Learning Strategic Research Theme at the University of Hong Kong
Funding Information:

This work was supported by the Sciences of Learning Strategic Research Theme at the University of Hong Kong.

 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorChan, YY
 
dc.contributor.authorHui, D
 
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, AR
 
dc.contributor.authorChu, D
 
dc.contributor.authorCheng, DKW
 
dc.contributor.authorCheung, E
 
dc.contributor.authorKi, WH
 
dc.contributor.authorLau, WH
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, J
 
dc.contributor.authorLo, EWC
 
dc.contributor.authorLuk, KM
 
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-05T08:24:33Z
 
dc.date.available2011-07-05T08:24:33Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractThe primary goal of engineering outreach is to attract prospective students to engineering education and the engineering profession. Gifted students, especially those identified as possessing unusually high abilities in science and technology, are especially promising students to attract to careers in engineering. It is critical to cultivate these students' interests and develop their potential for engineering while encouraging them to pursue engineering studies beyond K-12 education. This article presents examples of the successful learning outcomes of an ongoing University-based Electronics Technology Project Study (UETPS) program, a joint endeavor between the IEEE Hong Kong Section, the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government, and the Hong Kong Academy of Gifted Education (HKAGE). The UETPS program promotes electrical, electronic, and computer engineering education in Hong Kong and is aimed particularly at gifted students as well as their parents, teachers, and schools. Project applicants underwent formal identification procedures by the Gifted Education Section of the HKSAR Education Bureau and were identified as being gifted in the area of science and technology. Selected participants then participated in one-year research projects in electronics and computer engineering under the guidance of university professors in their respective engineering departments. This program addresses an urgent need of the engineering education sector by reaching out to highly talented K-12 students and their surrounding communities. According to the evaluation results, the UETPS program has significantly enhanced the participating students' interest in engineering as a career choice and encouraged them to pursue undergraduate studies in engineering. This article also discusses lessons learned and proposes strategies for future potential implementers. © 2009 IEEE.
 
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dc.identifier.citationIeee Transactions On Education, 2010, v. 53 n. 1, p. 158-171 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TE.2009.2030178
 
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TE.2009.2030178
 
dc.identifier.epage171
 
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000274211300022
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Sciences of Learning Strategic Research Theme at the University of Hong Kong
Funding Information:

This work was supported by the Sciences of Learning Strategic Research Theme at the University of Hong Kong.

 
dc.identifier.issn0018-9359
2013 Impact Factor: 1.221
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.205
 
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dc.subjectEngineering education
 
dc.subjectGifted education
 
dc.subjectIEEE student activities
 
dc.subjectOutreach
 
dc.titleEngineering outreach: A successful initiative with gifted students in science and technology in Hong Kong
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. People Impact International Inc.
  3. Hong Kong Baptist University
  4. City University of Hong Kong
  5. Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  6. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology