On the morning of June 23, the 2019 Aeronautics and Astronautics Summer Camp, sponsored by Beihang University and co-organized by Peking University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Macau and National Tsing Hua University, officially kicked off at the conference center of New Main Building, Beihang University. This summer camp facilitated university students from Beijing, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to study together, exchange ideas and further learn knowledge of aerospace.
Attending the opening ceremony were Beihang Vice President Huang Haijun, relevant leaders from the Office of Admission and Career Development and the Office of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs, teacher representatives and all student members. Jing Wei from Beihang University and Lin Yongzhi from Chung Yuan Christian University presided over the ceremony.
The opening ceremony started with an elaborate opening video made by Beihang students, documenting pre-camp preparation through the final getting-together of all members. After the video, Huang Haijun delivered a welcome speech and extended his warm welcome to the teachers and students of the participating universities. He reviewed the 11-year development of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao-Taiwan Aeronautics and Astronautics Summer Camp since its inception in 2009, and hoped all students can gain friendship and acquire knowledge in this wonderful journey of aerospace technology.
Wang Yujia, a student from Beihang University, introduced the featured Beihang campus and her own thoughts on university life. Following her, student representatives from Beijing, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan delivered their speeches respectively and expressed their expectations and wishes for the event. After the speech, Huang Haijun presented the camp flag for student representatives and took a group photo together.
Following the ceremony, Ma Jinxi, director of the Office of Admission and Career Development gave a report on the introduction and development of Beihang University in the fields of talent cultivation, scientific research and international cooperation. Zhang Houying, commander of China manned space engineering application system made a speech on space knowledge and the development of space technology in China.
The summer camp this year was attended by 156 teachers and students from 24 universities in Beijing, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and will last for 8 days. Aiming to promote the popularization of aerospace knowledge among Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao-Taiwan students and promote their exchanges, the camp organized a series of unique activities such as lectures about aeronautics and astronautics, forum on aerospace technology, special visits, and experiencing the unique Beijing culture.
Reported by Fan Hang
Photographed by Wang Zhen
Reviewed by Li Deyu
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun