UROP Proceedings 2021-22

CHENG Chun Hong BEng in Computer Science YAP Shan Qi BSc in Chemistry UROP is one of the best opportunities provided by HKUST for students who wish to gain hand-on research experience and dive deeper into the academia. I fully enjoyed participating in this program. It allowed me to learn more about cutting-edge technology and how to write an academic paper to illustrate the exciting ideas started from 0 to 100. Not only research techniques, I also learnt how to collaborate with different colleagues within a research group to discuss and brainstorm ideas. I believe this program has equipped me well for my postgraduate study. For students who want to know more about academic research, please do not hesitate to participate in this program. Having no prior experience in research, I figured that participating in UROP would be a great way for me to start exploring my interests in research. Indeed, being able to really work on research projects has been a fruitful experience, as it has not only allowed me to gain insights into what research is about, but has also taught me skills and knowledge that I would not have learnt in the classroom. Besides, it has provided me a wonderful opportunity to work together with people who are passionate about research. Overall, I have benefitted tremendously from this research experience, and I am so glad to have chosen UROP to kickstart my journey in research. iii