No.2, West Wenhua Road, High-tech District, Weihai, Shandong, China
April 3, 2017 | Reported by Gao Yang | Translated by Ding Yue
The school final of the 15th Challenge Cup National College Students’ Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Works Contest was held successfully at the Creative Venture Base on April 1.
Sponsored by HITWH Youth League Committee, this year’s school final received 39 works, including 14 works on mechanics and control, 3 on information technology, 5 on life science, 11 on energy and chemistry as well as 6 survey reports and academic papers on philosophy and social science, which stood out of the preliminary selections. All 39 works are subject to on-site questioning and if needed, oral defense during the final, following a written review by the judge panels according to the procedures of provincial and national contests.
Teams that entered the school final took turn to present to the judges the research background, features and value, and key technical points of their works, which cover 3D printing, food chemistry, intelligent robots and social hotspots. They also performed a fabulous oral defense on the design ideas, practical value and prospects for development with the judges, who offered suggestions to each team for further improvements.
The presentation and defense session was followed by a review meeting, during which the judges worked together to decide on the proposed awards and teams to enter the provincial contest. The judges praised the works for the generally high level of originality and technicality, and encouraged the team to further improve their works for greater breakthroughs and application.
This year’s school final saw many excellent teams with promising projects. HITWH is grateful for the active participation of students and the tremendous support of teachers, and expects greater involvement of students in the years to come.
（Photos by Wang Linxia）