NSF Director France Córdova Visits RIPS-Hong Kong
On Monday, June 20, 2016, NSF Director France Córdova and Nancy Sung, Head of the NSF’s Beijing office, visited Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and met with the participants of the RIPS-Hong Kong program. Tony Chan, President of HKUST and Brian Bedell, the US Consul in Hong Kong, also participated in the meeting. The eight American and eight local students described their RIPS projects to Cordova and Sung, as well as their educational and career plans. RIPS, or Research in Industrial Projects for Students, is IPAM’s summer research program for students, which matches industry-sponsored research projects with talented undergraduates; this is the sixth year of RIPS-Hong Kong, in partnership with HKUST.