MTR Corporation’s STEM Challenge programme aims to cultivate curiosity and heighten interest in STEM subjects amongst secondary-school students. Using examples from our railway system, the programme illustrates the application of STEM principles in our daily lives, and offers students an opportunity to apply their creativity and technical skills to address a real-world challenge.

MTR STEM Challenge Award List

Intended for secondary-school students enrolled in Form 2 – Form 5, the programme comprises:


School talks─ STEM@MTR

MTR colleagues will share the application of STEM subjects in railway system in an interactive way.

More than 90% of teachers agreed and strongly agreed that the talks enhanced their students’ knowledge and application of STEM subjects.


 STEM Challenge

Theme: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Students are invited to form teams and apply their technical skills to develop a proposal that address the theme.

 Programme Benefit 

Application of STEM knowledge

Technical skills

Analytical thinking

Communications skills


Problem-solving skills

Managing trade offs

Multi-media and visualisation skills

Through the Challenge, students can apply their STEM skills, showcase their creativity, and learn to look at problems from different angles

— Professor Dickon H.L. Ng, Chairman,          Department of Physics, CUHK

Highlights from 2017- 2018 STEM Challenge

In view of the latest developments regarding the novel coronavirus, we have carefully reviewed the relevant risks and would like to make the following changes to the arrangement of the 2019/20 programme:

  1. School talks will be suspended and the rescheduling arrangement will be announced after the class resumption;

  2. Mircro:bit workshops, the Challenge, the Pitch Day, and the Study Trip will be cancelled.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact our co-organiser, Ms Venus Ho of Above and Beyond Education, at 6385 8632 or venus.ho@anbhk.com.