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Article: Engineering outreach: A successful initiative with gifted students in science and technology in Hong Kong

TitleEngineering outreach: A successful initiative with gifted students in science and technology in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsEngineering education
Gifted education
IEEE student activities
Outreach
Issue Date2010
PublisherIEEE. The Journal's web site is located at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=13
Citation
IEEE Transactions On Education, 2010, v. 53 n. 1, p. 158-171 How to Cite?
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.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134689
ISSN
2014 Impact Factor: 0.842
2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.680
ISI Accession Number ID
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.

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dc.contributor.authorChan, YYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHui, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, ARen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChu, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, DKWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorKi, WHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, WHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, EWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuk, KMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-05T08:24:33Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-05T08:24:33Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationIEEE Transactions On Education, 2010, v. 53 n. 1, p. 158-171en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0018-9359en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134689-
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.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherIEEE. The Journal's web site is located at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=13en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofIEEE Transactions on Educationen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rights©2010 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.-
dc.subjectEngineering educationen_HK
dc.subjectGifted educationen_HK
dc.subjectIEEE student activitiesen_HK
dc.subjectOutreachen_HK
dc.titleEngineering outreach: A successful initiative with gifted students in science and technology in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, YY: yychan8@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1109/TE.2009.2030178en_HK
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