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Beihang Wins Victory Cup in 18th “Challenge Cup” Contest
Release time:November 6, 2023 / Han Xu

On the evening of October 30, the award ceremony for the 18th “Challenge Cup” National College Students’ Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest was held. Beihang University bagged a total of 12 grand prizes, 6 first prizes, 5 second prizes, and 2 third prizes, ranking fifth nationwide in overall scores and once again bringing home the “Victory Cup” of the competition. Beihang is the only university in Beijing that has received special prizes (or the highest level of awards) in all four competition categories, updating its record as the only university to nab the cup for 18 consecutive contests.

In the main competition track, Beihang clinched 3 grand prizes, 2 first prizes, and 1 third prize, ranking fourth. The work “Intelligent Variable-wing Aircraft Based on Distributed Seamless Flexible Control Surface”, submitted by the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, uses flexible intelligent variable-wing technology, significantly enhancing the overall performance of the aircraft.

In the “Black Technology” exhibition,  “Micron-Sensing - Ultra-Miniature High Maneuverability Robotics Platform”, the entry submitted by the School of Energy and Power Engineering, won first place and was invited to the “Black Technology” on-stage roadshow. It proposes an ultra-micro high mobility robot platform based on MEMS technology, whose various performance lead the world. The undergraduate research team has obtained one authorized patent as first authors, and the research results have been published in an EI journal.

Beihang attached great importance to this year’s competition, under the leadership of Youth League Committee, active participation and cooperation from departments such as the Department of Academic Affairs, the Institute of Science and Technology, Assets and Laboratory Management Office, and various schools. It has actively collected outstanding works from students and teachers since September 2021. With excellent performance in the campus-level, city-level, and national-level competitions, Beihang achieved remarkable results in the final contest.

Since its establishment in 1989, the “Challenge Cup” National College Students’ Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest has been held for 18 consecutive times, with over 2 million college students from more than 1,000 universities participating in each contest. Beihang University has won the highest honor, the “Challenge Cup”, three times in the 11th contest in 2009, the 16th contest in 2019, and the 17th contest in 2021, respectively. It has also been awarded a replica of the cup that can be permanently kept.

Written by: Han Xu

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