From July 15 to July 21, the 2nd BRAIA Space Exploration Summer Camp, hosted by the Belt and Road Aerospace Innovation Alliance, was held in the Qingdao Research Institute of Northwestern Polytechnical University. Four student representatives of Beihang University attending the Summer Camp were Zhang Yuedi, postgraduate student from the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, Han Kai, postgraduate student from the School of Space and Environment, Mahyar Naderi Tabrizi and Sara Pourdaraei, both doctoral students from the International School. They participated in the Summer Camp together with nearly 60 participants from 15 countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Iran, Bangladesh, Russia, Spain, and so on.
To get students acquainted with one another quickly, the Summer Camp provided a series of featured activities, such as specialized courses on space science and technology, lectures on Chinese traditional culture, the exchange exhibitions of Chinese and foreign cultures, sports games like beach soccer and water volleyball, as well as visits to prominent local enterprises in Qingdao.
Besides, there was also the Water Rocket Competition, in which Beihang representatives performed well. Zhang Yuedi received the Best Design Award, and Han Kai won the first prize. Mahyar Naderi Tabrizi and Sara Pourdaraei won the third prize.
Established in Xi’an in April 2017, the Belt and Road Aerospace Innovation Alliance (BRAIA) is initiated by Northwestern Polytechnical University and Chinese Society of Astronautics. It now has about 50 members, including universities, research institutes, academic organizations and enterprises from China, America, Russia, France, Belgium Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Egypt, Algeria and other countries along the Silk Road. As a member of the BRAIA, Beihang University has attended various activities such as the Belt and Road Aerospace Innovation Alliance Young Leaders Froum, the 2nd Composite Battle World Cup, the BRAIA Working Mechanism Symposium, and so on.
Reported by Wang Lingpei, Han Kai and Zhang Yuedi
Edited by Shi Yue
Translated by Li Siying