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Are you a bright secondary student in Asia? Then you should apply for the S.T. Yau High School Science Award (Asia).

The S.T. Yau High School Science Award (Asia) [ YHSA(Asia) ] is a research-based competition for the brightest secondary students, regardless of nationality and ethnicity, to emerge early and fast. 

It encourages students and teachers to formulate issues with quantitative precision and scientific rationales, with a view to nurturing students’ passion for scientific discovery, patience in investigation, and rigour in deliberation.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2021

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Benefits

There are 6 subject categories, each with:

  • Up to 1 Gold Prize with a cash prize of USD5,000.
  • Up to 1 Silver Prize with a cash prize of USD500-2,500.
  • Up to 3 Honourable Mentions

Eligibility

The opportunity is open to :

  • All current secondary school students in Hong Kong and the Asian region outside Mainland China.
  • All current secondary school students in Hong Kong or the Asian region outside Mainland China are welcomed to compete for YHSA(Asia), regardless of nationality and ethnicity. 

For example, you could form a team of British, Japanese and Australian, so long as all team members are studying at the same secondary school in the Asian region outside Mainland China.

Requirements/Specifications/Terms and Conditions

Research reports that have been submitted/awarded in the past with other competitions, if declared as such in the research report, will be accepted by YHSA(Asia).

(However, research reports that have been submitted concurrently with other competitions will NOT be accepted.)

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Application Instructions

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About the S.T. Yau High School Science Award

In 2008, Professor Shing-Tung Yau initiated the S.T. Yau High School Science Award (YHSA) in Mainland China. The Award has been running successfully for more than 10 years. The S.T. Yau High School Science Award (Asia) [ YHSA(Asia) ] is a research-based competition emphasising on innovation, originality, creativity and persistence in research activities. 

The S.T. Yau High School Science Award (Asia) [ YHSA(Asia) ] is a research-based competition emphasising on innovation, originality, creativity and persistence in research activities.  It encourages students and teachers to formulate issues with quantitative precision and scientific rationales, with a view to nurturing students’ passion for scientific discovery, patience in investigation, and rigour in deliberation. YHSA(Asia) is initiated by Professor Shing-Tung Yau with the following goals:

  1. To stimulate innovation, originality and creativity in scientific investigation among secondary school students in Asia.
  2. To cultivate young talents in science and technology.
  3. To encourage university professors, secondary school teachers and secondary schools to promote research activities.
  4. To facilitate cultural exchanges among secondary school students from a diverse cultural and educational background.
  5. To establish YHSA(Asia) as a reference for university admission.

In 2019-2020 a total of 285 teams from 20 countries and regions joined YHSA(Asia), in which 17 teams (6 from Hong Kong, 6 from Singapore, 3 from India and 2 from Australia) were recommended to compete with other regional finalists in the YHSA Finale in Beijing and obtained excellent results. Students have gained invaluable learning and rewarding experiences from the Award competition. Recently, the 2020 Gold Prize awardee in Mathematics has been accepted for the highly competitive 2021 Research Science Institute (RSI) programme collaboratively sponsored with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • February: Call for registration
  • May 31: Deadline for registration
  • June 13: Deadline for submission of research outline
  • June/July: Initial screening of research outlines by Assessment Panel Chairs
  • Early-July: Result announcement of initial screening 
  • 31 August: Deadline for shortlisted teams to submit a full research report
  • September: Referee assessment of research reports
  • Mid-September: Result announcement of referee assessment
  • Late-October: Oral defense and award ceremony cum science talk
  • All dates and deadlines refer to HKT (GMT+8)
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