A team of 3 EEE teachers, including Prof. Edmund Y. Lam, Dr. Vincent Tam and Dr. Leon Lei helped to serve as judges in the 2014/15 Hong Kong GreenMech Contest held in the Grand Hall, Phase 3, Hong Kong Science Park on March 7, 2015. In addition, Prof. Edmund Lam was invited to give a short speech to all the guests and participating school teams, and also presented prizes to those winning teams during the Award Ceremony that day.
The Hong Kong GreenMech Contest, similar to the competition of building Rube Goldberg machines for group projects in ENGG1203 – Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering, was firstly organized by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) in 2010. This year, it is the first time the Hong Kong GreenMech Contest being held in the Phase 3 of the Hong Kong Science Park. Besides, with the valuable advice and help from Prof. Edmund Lam and Dr. Vincent Tam, the 2014/15 Hong Kong GreenMech Contest also introduced new themes and judging criteria to encourage the uses of electronic devices or sensors in the design and construction of contest entries in the Senior Secondary Division.
Additional to the 3 judges from our Department of E.E.E., there are other judges from the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), HK Polytechnic University, HKFYG and other secondary school teachers. There are altogether 54 school teams participating in the 3 main divisions of: Senior Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary. The top 3 teams of each division will represent Hong Kong to compete at the Final GreenMech Contest held in Taiwan with over 100 winning teams each year.