Biology is a branch of natural science, with emphasis on the structures, functions as well as the formation and development laws of organisms. The solutions to significant problems in the social development of human beings, to a large extent, rely on the progress and development of life science and biotechnology.

Founded in 2008 by the master mathematician Prof. Shing-Tung Yau, the S.-T. Yau High School Science Award inspires scientific innovations and is designed for high school students all over the world. Advocating innovative thinking and collaborative spirits, the Award dispenses with paper-delivered test format or standardized test answers and instead gives students the opportunity to participate by submitting academic papers. The Award aims at promoting the development of science education in high schools, stimulating students’ research interests and innovative capabilities, as well as discovering and cultivating young talents in scientific disciplines.


  • Stimulate interest in biological research among high school students

  • Encourage innovation in biological thinking among high school students

  • Cultivate young biology talents

  • Encourage discussion between high school teachers and university professors