Online Sharing Session: Equip Yourself for a Future in Science and Research

The HLMA Research Club held an online sharing session on Saturday, December 3, 2022 and invited two promising young scientists, Dr. Kero Lau and Ms. Ewina Pun, winners of HLMA in 2004 and 2012 respectively, to share their journey and advice on pursuing a career in science and research with secondary school students. Moderated by Professor Shing Yu Leung of HKUST, the sharing session attracted over 100 secondary school students from more than 50 schools to sign up.

Both speakers recalled that they started off with a strong interest in mathematics from their secondary school days, which opened doors to the world of scientific research. Mathematics is the language used daily in research. Although they may come across difficulties in research and calculation, they told students that making mistakes does not mean failure. Sometimes it may lead you to discover things you never knew. They encouraged students to exchange ideas with their buddies when solving problems. Doing research requires a lot of teamwork, strong communication skills and cooperative spirit. That’s something you don’t learn from taking exams.

Right after the sharing, some students expressed interest in joining HLMA because of the unique research-based experience, the reputation of the Award, the opportunities to meet world-renowned professors, and the series of lectures and workshops organized for participants during the competition.

The 2023 HLMA is now open for registration. More details are available at: