Selected Awards and Examples


Championship at Disney ImagiNations Hong Kong
DAI Roxanne Lok-sze, TSOI Yuk-yan Sally & KAM Hoi-ting Cecile (Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media)
CHEUNG Yiu-chung Albert (Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Communication Engineering)

This interdisciplinary team of students won the championship at Disney ImagiNations Hong Kong for their development of an interactive campus that encourages teachers and students to take part in creative activities. Their project "Draboland" was commended unanimously by the judges, who remarked that the team’s presentation was interesting and full of energy.

Best Short Film Award in Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival
ZHOU Hongdou (Master of Arts in Communication and New Media)

Zhou garnered the 2016 Best Short Film Award for a College Documentary at the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival. Her film "Let It Go" looks into the relationship between herself and her father. The jury regarded the short film as a powerful and courageous journey of self-exploration.


Chuang Qing Chun National Entrepreneurship Competition
CHAN Yin-lam Eli & HUNG Sze-ying Cherissa (Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy)
NG Wing-yin Thadine (Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Information Management)
YEUNG Hoi-ying Lisa (Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics)

This interdisciplinary team of students from the College of Business won the Gold Award in the category of Social Enterprise in the biennial Chuang Qing Chun National Entrepreneurship Competition, outperforming 399 projects from 220 higher education institutions in the final held in Chengdu. The winning project "Nanbor" is an app that provides a babysitting service platform to match up working parents and retirees.

Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award
LI Jing (Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering)

Li won the 2016 Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Gold Award for her pioneering work on the development of next-generation thermal materials. This is a prestigious international award for graduate students in the area of materials science and Li is the first MRS Gold Medal winner from Hong Kong.

The Susan J. Ferrell Moot Court Competition
CHEUNG Lai-tung, GUAN Isaac, LEE Ka-yee &
WONG Chun-ka Esmond
(Bachelor of Laws)
XIE Jun (Juris Doctor)

These five students took the Ferrell Trophy at the Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights Moot Court Competition held in Miami, FL, US. The team was required to prepare written pleading for both sides of an argument, with respect to a fictional problem of an international human rights law and policy under a simulated court proceeding. They also won the best memorial award and best, second best, third best and fifth best oralist awards. The team won a total of six trophies.


International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Giant Jamboree Competition
CHAN Chung-yuen, YEUNG Pak-piu & YIU Tak-mei Tina (Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering)
CHAN Ka-lung, CHAN Sum-po Ava, CHOI Ming-ho,
KONG Chun-long Tommy, LAU Yin-tung, LI Ka-man,
LI Lok-yee, MA Lee, RAMKRISHNAN Aruna Surendran,
SO Lok-man, SIU Ho-ming, TAM Tsz-ching &
WAN Yi-ching
(Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology)

The 2015 iGEM team won a gold medal at the iGEM Giant Jamboree Competition in Boston, MA, US for their gene-based remedy to tackle lactose intolerance, a condition where the body is unable to digest lactose. The CityU team spent over three months to design and construct a probiotic E.Coli strain that has the ability to produce high levels of the Β-galactosidase enzyme (a type of lactase), and will "self-burst" to rapidly release the lactase enzyme upon sensing the presence of lactose in the surrounding environment.

The Young Structural Engineers' International Design Competition (YSEIDC)
WONG Po-ying Cacin & YEUNG Carman (Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering)

Wong and Yeung won the prestigious Drury Medal at the Young Structural Engineers’ International Design Competition (YSEIDC) with an innovative design of a shelter for accommodation following a natural disaster. They developed low-cost compacted earth bags that can be constructed using fast but environmentally-friendly methods, and designed the shelter in a way to help victims increase their sense of belonging within the community.


International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Giant Jamboree Competition
CHI Kai-kin Paul, CHOI Hiu-ying Cas,
LEE Cheuk-lam Cherlin, LI Lok-yee Maria,
LO Hiu-fung Anthony, SO Lok-man Marco,
TSE Man-chak Ronald, TSE Yui-shing Paul &
WU Chun-ting Joanna
(Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology)
CHU Lok-ting Lyann & YEUNG Sin-yu Ada (Bachelor of Engineering in Bioengineering)
LAU Tsz-kit Ken (Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering)

The 2014 iGEM team was awarded the gold medal at the iGEM Giant Jamboree Competition, held annually in Boston, US, for developing a potential solution to the world’s growing obesity problem. The CityU team developed a new strain of E.Coli that absorbs excess fatty acids at a rate six times greater than the unmodified strain; subsequent processes produce healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition
Jacky LAI Chun-tak (Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electronic Engineering)

Lai was awarded First Prize in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition, which aims to encourage students to use technology to solve environmental issues and create a greener Hong Kong. His "Humanised Variable-Air-Volume Air Conditioning System" would automatically control the supply of fresh air based on collected data and could reduce an office's energy use by more than 10 percent during working hours.


"Pointing Device for Interacting with Touch-Sensitive Devices and Methods Thereof", Patent No: HK1179820
David Chung Wai-lung and Carmen Lam Hiu-kwan (Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Creative Media)

In addition to their patented touch-screen control device, David and Carmen were awarded HK$100,000 in September 2013 from Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) for prototyping an Augmented-Reality (AR) mobile app. They established a multimedia company called “Animae Studio” in January 2013.

FameLab Hong Kong 2013
CHU, Lam Hang Candy (Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Management)

Chu won the 1st Runner-up of the FameLab Hong Kong 2013 competition organised by the British Council, the Hong Kong Science Museum and Education Bureau. She spoke on "Lesson from Nature" at the Grand Finale and on “Blood Clotting 101” at Video Favorites. Her excellent presentations on science and its relevance to everyday lives made her one of the top three FameLabbers.

2013 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge
Verena Henn (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Media)

Henn was among the top 10 finalists in the Art & Architecture category. She utilised the 3D printer in the GE Discovery Lab to create a "Motion Sculpture", by digitizing the movement of a dancer using sensors to generate a 3D model. The model was then used to build a sculpture that captured the motion of the dancer. The artwork was submitted to the “Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge” organised by Stratasys, a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems.


The 2012 Pan-Pearl River Delta University Student IT Project Competition
Luis Mok Ho-leung (Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science)

Mok won a Gold Award in the 2012 Pan-Pearl River Delta University Student IT Project Competition. By creatively using advanced technology, he has developed an app for the iPhone and iPad that enables users to shoot interesting events and then broadcast them live for others to see on their smart phones.

The D&AD(Design and Art Direction) Student Award, and awards from the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA)
Eason Tsang Ka-wai (Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Media)

Tsang won the Yellow Pencil Award from the D&AD Student Awards organised by Design and Art Direction, a British educational charity promoting excellence in design and advertising. His work also won the Silver Award and the Hong Kong Best Award in a global design competition organised by the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA). The winning photo series called "Landmark" contains upshot images of Hong Kong buildings.

BEC Low-carbon Home-Green Residential Development Design Competition
Charlotte Chu Tin-lok, Andrew Hung Siu-chau, Charlie Ip Kwok-wai, Gladys Mak Wai-lok and Jeff Tse To-ming (Associate of Science in Architectural Studies)

These five students won the Platinum Award of the Business Environment Council (BEC) Low-carbon Home-Green Residential Development Design Competition. They outperformed approximately 30 teams from nine local tertiary institutions with their innovative design for a green housing estate in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province.


The Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva)
Wong Chi-chuen (Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Creative Media)

Wong and an SCM graduate won the Gold Award in the interactive media category with the multi-media installation "10Hz" at the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva). The film, "This Pair", depicts the conflict between two generations of the same family using anecdotes from the grandmother of the SCM graduate in Guangzhou and an argument between her mother and grandmother.