Students awarded for their innovative Rain Gauges
13 September 2006
The first Rain Gauge Design Competition in Hong Kong, jointly organized by the Hong Kong Observatory and the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Hong Kong, was satisfactorily completed. The awards ceremony was held on 9 September at the University of Hong Kong.
Mr. C.Y. Lam, Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, greatly appreciated the effort and ideas of the students, in particular the rain gauge of the Senior Champion Team - Tin Shui Wai Government Secondary School. Their design ingeniously took account of the dynamic and variable nature of rainfall. The Champion of the Junior category was a team of primary five students from C.& M.A. Chui Chak Lam Memorial School. They were commended for their rigorous observations and one and a half month's worth of test data.
Mr. C.Y. Lam (third left), Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, and the judges - Dr. Y.S. Hung (second left), Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Dr. C.L. Yip (leftmost), Department of Computer Science of the University of Hong Kong, appreciating the rain gauge of the Senior Champion Team.
Students of the Tin Shui Wai Government Secondary School, the Senior Champion Team, explaining how their rain gauge works.
Students of C.& M.A. Chui Chak Lam Memorial School, the Junior Champion Team, proudly showing their winning design.
Please also read the related press release on the Rain Gauge Design Competition at :