IAS Newsletter - May 2015 - page 12

The Bank of East Asia (BEA) organized a talk given by IAS
BEA Professor Ching W. Tang on 13 March 2015. The talk
attracted a crowd of over 320 local high school students
and teachers, filling up the auditorium of BEA Tower in
Kwun Tong. After sharing his reminiscence of growing up
in Hong Kong and success story as the inventor of organic
light emitting diodes (OLED), Prof Tang had an inspiring
dialogue with BEA’s Deputy Chief Executive Mr Hon-shing
Tong. Students from SKH St. Mary’s Church Mok Hing Yiu
College, SKH Tang Siu Kin Secondary School, HKMA
David Li Kwok Po College, SKH Kei Hau Secondary School
and SKH Holy Carpenter Secondary School were enthused
about Prof Tang’s experience and asked questions
eagerly during and after the talk. “I am truly pleased to
have this opportunity to meet with local school
students,” he said. “I hope that my story will serve as
inspiration that they too can make a difference in our
Another opportunity to learn about Prof Tang’s invention
is available in town at Hong Kong Maritime Museum in
Central. An exhibition titled “Made in Hong Kong: Our
City. Our Stories” comprises three galleries, namely
Changing Landscapes, Trade and Commerce and
the People’s Wall, which allow visitors to grasp a
kaleidoscopic view of the history of the city over the past
150 years. Prof Tang has been featured in the City of
Talent section of the People’s Wall, together with Prof
Charles Kao, Dr Ng Sze-chuen and Lord Norman Foster
as experts in technology and innovation. A slide show
featuring his OLED technology is also showcased (of
course, with a tablet made of OLED). Don’t miss out the
exhibition which is open daily until 4 September 2015!
Bank of East Asia
Professor Inspires inTown
IAS Community
May 2015
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