SENG UG Booklet 2023

WHATis ENGINEERING? Ir Samantha KONG 2014 BEng (Chemical and Environmental Engineering) Senior Sustainability Engineer, Arup Visiting Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Co-Founder, Eldpathy Co. Limited Hong Kong Top 10 Outstanding Youth 2014 NAAEE 30 Under 30 Environmental Educator 2018 IET HK Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2020 Service to humanity is the best work of life” — I served the university as the Head Student Ambassador and Core Peer Mentor of the School of Engineering at HKUST. The international exposure and analytical skills that I acquired from HKUST turned me into a social entrepreneur when I was 19. I co-founded a social enterprise to promote empathy for the elderly. Upon graduation, I worked at the United Nations Headquarters in NewYork on health and environmental literacy. Looking back, I realized the engineering knowledge and mindset that I learnt in HKUST were indeed very useful in laying a solid foundation for the career I enjoy immensely. It also inspired me that the true meaning of life is to empower people to create positive changes, a conviction that prepares me for the professional environmental engineer that I am today. 10