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    12 Mar 2018

    “IVE’s Solar Cars Driving the Future” exhibition unveils 
First ever road debut of SOPHIE VI
    “IVE’s Solar Cars Driving the Future” exhibition unveils 
First ever road debut of SOPHIE VI
    “IVE’s Solar Cars Driving the Future” exhibition unveils 
First ever road debut of SOPHIE VI
    “IVE’s Solar Cars Driving the Future” exhibition unveils 
First ever road debut of SOPHIE VI
    “IVE’s Solar Cars Driving the Future” exhibition unveils 
First ever road debut of SOPHIE VI

    “IVE’s Solar Cars Driving the Future” exhibition unveils First ever road debut of SOPHIE VI

    Officiating guests unveil the “SOPHIE - IVE's Solar Cars Driving the Future” Exhibition
    Officiating guests unveil the “SOPHIE - IVE's Solar Cars Driving the Future” Exhibition
    Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Michelle LI speaks at the Opening Ceremony of the “SOPHIE - IVE's Solar Cars Driving the Future” Exhibition
    Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Michelle LI speaks at the Opening Ceremony of the “SOPHIE - IVE's Solar Cars Driving the Future” Exhibition
    VTC Executive Director Carrie YAU hopes the exhibition will strengthen the interest of youth in STEM subjects
    VTC Executive Director Carrie YAU hopes the exhibition will strengthen the interest of youth in STEM subjects
    Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Michelle LI views the SOPHIE solar car and parts after the opening ceremony
    Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Michelle LI views the SOPHIE solar car and parts after the opening ceremony
    The sixth-generation solar car SOPHIE VI travelled on the public road in Hong Kong for the first time yesterday (11 March) from IVE (Tsing Yi) to Hong Kong Science Museum for a brief exhibition there
    The sixth-generation solar car SOPHIE VI travelled on the public road in Hong Kong for the first time yesterday (11 March) from IVE (Tsing Yi) to Hong Kong Science Museum for a brief exhibition there
    Development of green transportation is the global trend in environmental protection. The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), a member institution of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department have co-organised the “SOPHIE – IVE’s Solar Cars Driving the Future” Exhibition in which eco solar car technology is promoted through display of the solar car, SOPHIE, developed by students and teachers of the IVE Engineering Discipline. The sixth-generation SOPHIE VI hit the road for its first outing in Hong Kong yesterday (11 March) after achieving an outstanding result in the World Solar Challenge 2017 held in Australia last year where it showcased the learning outcomes and technological prowess of local young talent.

    The Opening Ceremony of the “SOPHIE - IVE's Solar Cars Driving the Future” Exhibition (Please refer to Annex for details) held today (12 March) was officiated by Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Michelle LI; Museum Director of Hong Kong Science Museum, Paulina CHAN; VTC Executive Director, Carrie YAU, and Deputy Executive Director Dr Eric LIU.

    Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Michelle LI said the SOPHIE project was of great significance as it not only put STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education into practice, but also dovetailed with the Government policy to leverage innovative technologies.

    Addressing the audience, VTC Executive Director, Carrie YAU said “STEM education has become a global trend, which can strengthen students’ ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills, foster their creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills. The SOPHIE project is a shining example demonstrating how the hands-on, minds-on vocational and professional education and training(VPET) has groomed young professionals in STEM-related fields.”

    Starting tomorrow, the six-month exhibition will be open to the public. Apart from the SOPHIE solar car and parts, video, life size units and interactive exhibits will be made available to demonstrate, in an all-round way, the eco-friendly and highly effective design of the SOPHIE solar car.

    Meanwhile, SOPHIE VI travelled on the public road in Hong Kong for the first time yesterday (11 March) from IVE (Tsing Yi) to Hong Kong Science Museum for a brief exhibition. SOPHIE VI is now on display till 14 March. This roadshow drive was the first time for SOPHIE VI to travel on the public road in Hong Kong. The journey was broadcast li ve to the public through the SOPHIE Facebook Page, enabling viewers to feel like they were driving a solar car.

    The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) is a member of the VTC Group. The 9 IVE campuses are located across the territory. Together they provide vocational education for secondary graduates as well as people in employment. IVE courses leading to the award of higher diploma and Diploma of Foundation Studies cover various academic disciplines including Applied Science; Business Administration; Childcare, Elderly and Community Services; Design; Information Technology; Engineering; as well as Hotel, Service and Tourism Studies. Website: www.ive.edu.hk

    Media Enquiries: 2836 1206 / 2836 1047


    Annex: Details of the “SOPHIE - IVE's Solar Cars Driving the Future” Exhibition
     Date: 13 March to 12 September 2018
     Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am – 7pm
    Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am – 9pm
    Thursdays (except public holidays): Hong Kong Science Museum closed
     Venue:   2/F Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
    (2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong)  

     


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