The Hongkong Prize for Science and Technology

hongkong prize

One of Asia’s premier writing contests, the hongkong prize offers authors who specialize in Asian culture and history an exciting opportunity to showcase their work. Top ten finalists receive both monetary prizes and shopping vouchers, as well as a chance to attend an awards ceremony – but before you enter, make sure you read all the rules thoroughly to prevent any problems down the road.

The hongkong prize is awarded to individuals and groups who advance world civilisation and inspire others towards building harmonious societies. Past winners have included social justice activists fighting for democracy in their home countries and the founder of a non-profit organisation that provides shelter for homeless adults. The prize’s logo – a pearl paired with a jade amulet – symbolises the idea that humans can thrive in even the most adverse conditions.

Founded in 2013 by Hong Kong native Lui Che-woo, the hongkong prize honours people who are helping society through their dedication and efforts. Each winner is selected from nominations by the public. The award shines a light on the city’s unsung heroes and aims to encourage young people to pursue their passion. Whether it’s a cha chaan teng that has been in operation since 1968 or an artist who works despite several illnesses, all nominees share one thing in common: they are driven by a desire to give back to the community.

This year, BOCHK SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PRIZE is proud to sponsor the prize for scientists in Hong Kong who have made breakthrough discoveries with societal impacts. The prize supports Hong Kong’s development as an international hub for research and technology and encourages young people to follow their passions and broaden their horizons by exploring new areas of knowledge.

The prize is awarded in four categories: artificial intelligence and robotics, life and health sciences, physical sciences and materials, and advanced manufacturing and FinTech. The jury for each category consists of experts from universities, industry and academia.

In addition to a cash award of up to HK$2 million, the finalists will get to work alongside their peers in one of Hong Kong’s premier research facilities for six months. In the meantime, they will be supported by a team of mentors who will help them build their networks in the local science community.

Runners-up in each category will also be given the chance to participate in a networking event, where they can meet with representatives from different fields and learn about the latest developments in their respective industries. In addition, the finalists will be invited to speak at a seminar to promote their projects and initiatives.

What is Data SGP?

Data sgp is a tool that allows educators to track student performance over time. It can be used to evaluate teacher effectiveness, compare students across grades, schools and states, and help identify underperforming or high achieving students. It can also be used to track student growth and predict future achievement. These tools are widely used in schools around the world.

The data sgp package includes functions to perform basic and advanced student growth percentiles and projection analyses. It also provides a lookup table (sgpData_INSTRUCTOR_NUMBER) that contains instructor details associated with each test record. These lookup tables make it easier to conduct the analyses and reduce the complexity of source code associated with operational analyses. The SGP package also offers higher level functions that combine lower level functions into one function call, further simplifying the source code for these analyses.

There are two common formats for longitudinal (time dependent) student assessment data: WIDE and LONG format. The sgpData exemplars include a WIDE format, with each row representing a unique student and the columns containing variable data for the same student over multiple years of testing. The first column of the sgpData exemplars, ID, provides a unique student identifier. The next 5 columns, GRADE_2013, GRADE_2014, GRADE_2015, GRADE_2016 and GRADE_2017, provide the student assessment scores for each of the 5 years.

When using the sgpData exemplars, it is important to understand that the values in these columns represent percentages of the students in each grade level who scored above or below that score. Thus, when calculating growth trajectories, it is important to take into account the number of students who scored above or below the score. This will affect the accuracy of the final growth trajectories.

For example, a student who scored above the 50th percentile in Grade 5 may be expected to achieve the 75th percentile in Grade 9. However, because there are only 25 students scoring above that mark, a 50th percentile prediction will only predict that half of these students will reach the 75th percentile in Grade 9, and half will not.

This is why it is so important to have a good understanding of the limitations and constraints of student growth percentiles. Educators who are unfamiliar with these limitations and restrictions should consult the SGP documentation, vignettes and examples before conducting any student growth projection analyses. This will help prevent unnecessary errors and ensure that analyses are performed correctly. If any questions or issues arise while analyzing student growth data, please contact the SGP support team for assistance. Thanks!