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Sharing: Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Shares His Inspirational Story
Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, the Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry at the Northwestern University, United States of America, visited Hong Kong in November 2019. The Innovation and Technology Bureau took the opportunity to invite Professor Stoddart to share his inspirational story on scientific and innovation pursuit through an interview.
Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, along with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Ben Feringa, won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the design and synthesis of artificial molecular machines. Dr Ken Cham Fai Leung, Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry of Hong Kong Baptist University, was the Croucher research fellow in the research group of Professor Stoddart during his time at University of California, Los Angeles. He assisted in conducting the interview with Professor Stoddart.
In the dialogue with Dr Leung, Professor Stoddart shared his journey to a stereochemistry giant (video). Based on his personal experience, Professor Stoddart shared the lessons on success (video) and encouraged students and research fellows to enjoy exploring the unknown (video) to make life journey satisfying. Here is an abridged version of his sharing “Advice for Students” (video) –
Project: Inno-Action! Seeds Project
We collaborated with the Academy of Film of the Hong Kong Baptist University to organise a series of workshops in the Academy’s studio for secondary school students. At the end of the workshops, the participants produced videos on various topics, which will enter into a competition and be uploaded online for public voting.
Project: Social Innovation Short Film Sponsorship Scheme
We collaborated with a youth organisation to engage youth teams to produce videos to feature the stories of ventures funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund). The brilliant ideas of the ventures and how the underprivileged groups are benefitted as seen through the eyes of young people were recorded. The videos are broadcasted on multiple platforms.