Science Alive is jointly organised by the British Council, the Education Bureau (EDB), the Hong Kong Education City Limited and the Hong Kong Science Museum, sponsored by The Croucher Foundation.
Every year, for the past 21 years, Science Alive invites leading UK academics and communicators in various fields of science to engage Hong Kong’s students, teachers and the public in activities that promote a wider understanding of science.
In 2014, Science Alive was held from 8-21 March 2014 at Hong Kong Science Museum (HKSM) with family days, science interactive drama show, teacher and student workshops, science interactive lectures and science hands-on exhibition. We invited scientists from London Science Museum, The Society of Biology and The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology of University of Edinburgh to conduct various activities to students, teachers and the public. Other than performing at HKSM, we also had school tour shows which brought the performance to over 2500 students in 20 primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.
This year, FameLab is part of Science Alive and it is the 5th consecutive year in Hong Kong! The aim of FameLab is to encourage young scientists (18 to 35 years old) to inspire and excite public imagination with a vision of science in the 21st century. Over 20 contestants explained science to the public in a creative way and the winner will represent Hong Kong in the FameLab International competition at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2014.
As always, we would like to thank our partners and sponsors for their continued support and the many teachers, students and parent participants who help make science “alive”.