Yes!! As you can see in the banner above, we are looking for first years to join us!
At SIGHT Camp you will confront real health-related problems presented by NGOs or government partners. You will be empowered with mindsets and skills to innovate health technologies in low-resource settings. The selection of potential Campers is based mostly on students’ commitment to SIGHT and skill sets relevant to the projects, rather than academic performance. While we have a technical focus at SIGHT, we look beyond for skills that can bring sustainability and a human touch to our projects.
Please fill in this Application Form if you're game! We will be in touch shortly for an interview at HKUST. Deadline is 28/8/2017, 8:00.
P.S. We love math students at SIGHT, but if you spot something wrong by how we've defined X, please do not write to us to complain by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org titled "I am good at math and you did something wrong", c'mon, why would you do that...
EMPATHY & IDEATION
Our only Wednesday night session ever as we had to make way for Mid-Autumn celebrations. Campers got a taste of the problems in Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China, and generated nearly a thousand Post-Its!
Our special thanks to Prof. Siu-woo Cheung, who shared with us his expertise and also personal collection of Batik art! All the stations were manned by SIGHT Leaders, Alumni and friends, a special shout-out to them all!
For video from the day, please visit our Facebook Page.
Ice-Breaking at Bounce!
SIGHT CAMP 2016 KICK-OFF
And it's all back to square (week) one for us all, as we kick start this year's SIGHT CAMP!
We had a great evening with the new batch of Campers, with Prof. Chau giving an overview of the projects and our SIGHT Leaders sharing their experience from last year. We also had a some ice-breaking games to get everybody to know each other.
This year we had a much bigger batch of 50 students and with 5 projects:
All good things must come to an end...sob...but end it must
Our SIGHT Camp 2015 came to a close last Thursday and our Campers gathered for one last time this semester. The Campers got their graduation certificates and the winners for the Best Camp Idea and the Campers' Choice Award were finally unveiled! The winners are:
Everything comes together on the night of Final Presentation, as our Campers showcased their efforts they've made over the semester. To freshen up your memories on our projects, here's a quick reminder:
Teams had to present in front of a panel comprised of both internal and external experts, and we at SIGHT would like to thank them again for their time and comments, they are:
We are very glad that our Campers have risen to the challenge and presented many great ideas, including:
Despite all these great ideas, not all shall proceed to the next semester as SIGHT projects. So stay tuned to see which team is going to make it!
Another week passes by at the SIGHT Camp and Campers are starting to up their game and come up with ideas for next semester. We have 2 teams working on diabetic retinopathy detection in Indonesia, 2 on healthy snacks for Cambodian kids, 2 on purifying water in Guizhou, 1 on helping rare disease patients in Hong Kong and 1 on hand sanitation in Cambodia. Yesterday they presented their first ideas and some do indeed look very promising! We shall have 2 prototyping workshops coming up in the coming 2 weeks, they are both full but check them out anyways!
is a 1-semester long non-credit bearing program, where SIGHT Campers are exposed to a myriad of global health issues via engaging with NGOs. Campers will follow-up on issues they find interest in, and from them develop solutions to solve these issues. The Camp is an accelerator of these ideas, providing workshops on design thinking, prototyping, product development, etc. The best ideas will stay and become fully-fledged SIGHT Projects in the Spring Semester.