On April 12, the 17th “Challenge Cup” National College Students’ Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest came to an end. With three grand prizes and three first prizes in main competitions, Beihang University nabbed the highest honor “Challenge Cup” and the “Best Organization Award”, ranking first in total score. It is the third time that Beihang won “Challenge Cup” (the other two were got in 2009 and 2019 respectively), so the university was awarded a replica of the Cup that can be kept forever. Moreover, Beihang updated its record of being the only university that has won cups for 17 consecutive contests.
Fu Zhenbang, secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China, presents the Challenge Cup to Beihang (Photo by the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China)
Zhuang Yan, Secretary of the Youth League Committee of Beihang, delivered a speech on behalf of all participating universities. He mentioned that young innovative talent is the backbone of realizing the country's self-reliance and self-improvement in science and technology, and this contest provides a platform for young innovators nationwide to show themselves and a direction to strive for. Beihang University has always regarded the “Challenge Cup” Contest as a significant opportunity to cultivate its students, and has been committed to developing people who remain true to their aspiration, possess both strong basic knowledge and practice skills, and have strengths in combining science and education. Fengru-3 team from Beihang, as a representative of grand prize winners, presented their project during the ceremony.
Beihang earns the highest honor “Challenge Cup” and the “Best Organization Award”
Since April 2020, Beihang has started the preparation for the 17th National “Challenge Cup” Contest and has conducted more than 200 project selections and roadshows over the past two years. After several rounds of competition, all six projects selected by our university were shortlisted, earning three grand prizes and three first prizes in the final round held from March 26 to 28.
In addition, Beihang students bagged prizes in all special competitions, including two “Stellar Award” and two “Planetary Award” in the "Black Technology" special competition, two second prizes in the "Unveiling and Commanding" special competition, and a third prize in the "Red Special Activity".
In recent years, Beihang University has adhered to integrating innovation and entrepreneurship education into the cultivation of talent, leveraging its strengths in scientific research to train more qualified talent based on its orientation and disciplinary characteristics. In future, Beihang will advance its talent cultivation project with a focus on fostering virtue through education. An active campus atmosphere will be created to guide students to devote themselves to science and technology innovation, and to become the new generation capable of shouldering the mission of national rejuvenation.
Reported by Tang Zewen
Reviewed by Zhuang Yan
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Wen Li