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Award Citation

Professor So has proven himself to be a passionate, innovative and caring educator since joining The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007. With a firm belief in every student’s unique potential, Professor So is deeply committed to students’ personal growth and youth development. He has been spearheading efforts in curriculum enhancement and building a collaborative learning community among teachers to address students’ needs throughout their journeys as young adults.


As a strong proponent of interdisciplinary learning, Professor So is keen on establishing the connection between engineering and the humanities in his teaching. He has been delivering lectures on ethical dilemmas in artificial intelligence in a College-wide general education course since 2019. He has also pioneered a writing component in an undergraduate course for engineering students. Being a dedicated and greatly admired mentor, Professor So’s patient guidance has inspired numerous students to unlock their potential. His endeavours to make a positive impact beyond his institution by promoting STEM education to secondary school students has helped nurture talents for innovation and technology development of our society. Professor So’s continuous pursuit of excellence in learner-centred teaching has earned him substantial recognition and led to multiple accolades from the Faculty and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


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