Understanding STEM: as a College Major and as a Career Path
With the increasing importance of specialized STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills expected in the workforce, top universities are shifting their admission focus to students with STEM backgrounds. Through interactive STEM training, students can develop logical and critical thinking, and more importantly ignite their creativity, helping students develop qualities that are valued by top universities around the world.
· How mathematics, science and coding education in Hong Kong differ from that in the US
· How STEM education can enhance students’ chances of gaining admission to medical, law, business and engineering schools in top universities.
Exclusive offer for attendees
Workshop participants can join a First Code Academy Trial Class and a 30-minute consultation session with NTK Academic Group.
About the speaker
Elton Chau – General Manager, NTK Academic Group
With over 15 years of teaching experience in Mathematics at all levels, Elton helps students enhance their critical thinking and transform textbook theories into real-life applications. Apart from teaching, Elton offers guidance to students in academic planning and providing educational solutions. With his US education background, combined with his familiarity with international curricula and overseas top academic institutions, Elton strives to inspire students to pursue academic success.
Michelle Sun - Co-founder and CEO, First Code Academy
Prior to starting First Code, she graduated from the inaugural class of Hackbright Academy, and held various technical roles in high growth startups in Silicon Valley, including as the first growth hacker at Buffer and Bump Technologies (acquired by Google in 2013). Born and raised in Hong Kong, she graduated from University of Chicago and began her career at Goldman Sachs as an equity analyst.
Her work has received international and regional accolades including the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Asia List in 2016 and BBC 30 Under 30 Women Entrepreneurs in 2015.
About the Organiser
NTK Academic Group
Established in 1996, NTK Academic Group is a leading educational service provider in Asia. NTK specializes in academic tuition for students following international (IB, IGCSE, SAT, AP) and local curricula, exam preparation, educational planning and consultation services. Over the years, NTK has helped countless students prepare for entrance to prestigious academic institutions around the globe. Our record of student acceptances to the world’s top boarding schools and universities is unparalleled.
First Code Academy
First Code Academy, K-12 STEM coding school in Asia, founded with the mission to provide students with digital literacy and computational thinking skills and empowering them to become creators with technology. Adapting a curriculum used in Silicon Valley, we cover user-centric design and aim to instill the concept that technology is a creator’s tool to the young curious minds. Our instructor team, including two Massachusetts Institute of Technology certified Master Trainer, designed the learning programs to stimulate inquiry based learning, logical thinking and creative problem solving.
NTK Learning Center
7/F, Lee Garden Five,
18 Hysan Avenue,
Hong Kong SAR China
Sunday, 26 March 2017 from 15:30 to 17:00 (HKT)