Team 28281 is consisted of three members : Stephanie Lau, Fiona Lau and Manas Mittal. We also have a team coach, Mr. Thomas Man. Our team members come from very diverse cultural background. Sometimes it is not easy to strike a balance between the diversity of opinions we have reached but this is also a very valuable lesson in collaboration and it further enhanced and enriched our site.
The technological difference was a great obstacle in our project. It was necessary to keep track and update each member's work frequently. As Manas only has access to very slow and unstable internet connection, sometimes we have to make certain adaptations such as spreading out one conversation over several days due to numerous interruptions. Because of this we often had to start a discussion all over again since our thoughts were disturbed. However we have also gained a very valuable experience in trying to overcome this technological problem.
While working on this entry the team not only shared work but also knowledge in this profound topic. Through making some of our assumptions and hypothesis based on materials we have read, we benefited a lot as we have to deal with a subject in which many questions have yet to be answered by professionals in this field.
Our team comprises of members from two very different countries. Stephanie and Fiona are from Hong Kong and they attend the same school. You may wonder how we could have got in contact with Manas. Stephanie met Manas during the Junior Summit '98 organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Nov 98. She was the representative from Hong Kong while Manas was representing India. They were in the same team which was responsible for investigating possible ways for thin computing to develop.
We made use of several communication programs to collaborate on page design and contents in real time, and these discussions were essential in coordinating our efforts and making work as a real team.
Below is the individual bios of team 28281 members:
Stephanie Lau, 16, currently attends Diocesan Girls' School in Hong Kong. She is going to be a grade 11 student in September 1999. Her classes include English, Chinese, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Studies, Economics and Religious Studies.
She is fluent in Cantonese, English, Mandarin and is taking French lessons now. She loves travelling and has been to England, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Canada, Mexico, America, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Maldives.
Her academic interests are in the fields of computer studies, chemistry and biology. She enjoys a number of extracurricular activities such as tennis, table tennis, violin, photography and astronomy. She also spends her free time on reading, community services, surfing the Internet and sleeping. She is a Junior Summit 98 and HOBY '99 alumni.
After this ThinkQuest project she is planning to spend time in school work and also in planning for the Asian Leadership Congress.
Stephanie can be reached via email: email@example.com
|Fiona Lau, 17. Aquarius, who is said to be rational , a
peace lover, revolutionary, friendly, creative, self-dependent, rebellious,
romantic...haha, so this is basically who she is.
To tell the truth,she loves physics, astronomy, philosophy, music. She plays basketball as well as the piano. Logging on to the internet adds some colours to her daily life, of course. Steven Hawking, Carl Sagan, Bach, Yoyo Ma...are all her stars!!!
And currently she is a student at Diocesan Girls' School.
She'll take English, Chinese, Physics, Pure Mathematics, and Psychology in her sixth form. She loves to know anything related to the earth in which we people live in, that's it. :-P
|Email Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org|
Manas Mittal, 16, is a grade 11 student living in New Delhi, India. He goes to DPS RKP www.dpsrkp.org and he takes English ,Mathematics, Computer, Physics, Chemistry there. He speaks fluent English and Indian. His birthday is 29th July, 1983. He is a Junior Summit 98 alumni.
His interests are in the fields of physics and computing. He enjoys grinning :-) , talking, emailing and trying to improve the world. He has a great vision about the future. He hopes that everything will fall into place and we won't have technologically underdeveloped countries.
Please feel free to email Manas at email@example.com