UROP Proceedings 2020-21

The year of 2021 marks a significant mi lestone for HKUST as we are celebrating our 30th anniversary. We open a new chapter in the history of HKUST where we will continue exploring and experimenting for societal impact. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) has played an indispensable role in providing our undergraduate students hands-on experience in academic research, which has empowered creativity and innovation. This well represents our 30th anniversary theme of “Together We Empower”. As we embark on a new academic year under the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedicated faculty members remain steadfastly committed to providing our undergraduate students exceptional research and learning experiences. Their efforts help boost the research culture and nurture young researchers within the university community. During the 2020-21 academic year, 160 faculty members served as supervisors for 645 students. I am thankful for all the participating faculty members and undergraduate students who have devoted considerable time and efforts in their research projects and contributed to another record high in the UROP enrolment. I trust that all UROP students have had a rewarding research experience while pursuing their passions in diverse academic frontiers. These proceedings highlight the research projects accomplished by our undergraduates under the guidance of their faculty supervisors. I am hopeful that more of our students will join us and immerse themselves in the wonderful journey of discovery. Message from the President Professor Wei SHYY President HKUST i