The Opening Ceremony of the 21st “Feng Ru Cup” Competition

written by The organizing committee of the 21st "Feng Ru Cup" competition 2011.11.30| 1522hits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        In April, the entire campus of Beihang University was bathed in bright sunshine, which also coated Beihang with shining golden light. In these warm days, the “Feng Ru Cup” ushered in her twenty-first birthday. In the afternoon of April 16th, the opening ceremony of the 21st"Feng Ru Cup" Student Academic Scientific and Technological Works Competition & College Student Creative Competition and Scientific Research Training Plan Selective Trial was held in the New Main Building. Yang Song, Vice Minister of School Department in the Central Committee of the Communist Young League, Zhou Ji, former Vice Minister of Science Popularization Department in the Chinese Technology Association, Zheng Pinshi, Minister of University Department in the Beijing Commission of Communist Youth League, Yan Renhao, Vice Minister of Science Popularization Department in Beijing Technology Association, Ji Yingcun, the representatives of Alumni & general manager  of Beijing HiRain Technologies Co., LTD attended the opening ceremony. Besides, Hu Lingyun, Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University, Academician Huai Jinpeng, President of Beihang University, and Professor Wei Zhimin, Vice President of Beihang University also attened the opening ceremony, which was hosted by Lei Xiaofeng, Secretary of Beihang University’s Youth League Committee.

        In the opening ceremony, Yang Song, Vice Minister of School Department in the Central Committee of the Communist Young League made the first speech. He fully affirmed the achievements made by the “Feng Ru Cup” in the past twenty years and its contribution tor the national “Challenge Cup” Competition. He pointed that the science and technology innovation activities of college students are indispensable part of college life and important link for their growth and development, which should be infused into education and teaching, and become a kind of college culture. Currently, “Feng Ru Cup” has attained the recognition from other colleges and students in the world and set a good example for other colleges’ science and technology competitions in our country. Then, Zhou Ji, former Vice Minister of Science Popularization Department in the Chinese Technology Association, pointed that our country attached great importance to the cultivation and development of innovative ability of young people. We still have a long way to explore country innovation. As a student in Beihang University, we must connect our personal destinies with China’s fate and make contribution for our country. Students should keep the concept "respect for science, pursuit of true knowledge, study diligently and innovate with keen determination and meet the challenge" in mind to strive for greater progress in future.

        On behalf of Beihang University, President Huai Jinpeng made a speech. He pointed out that Beihang University provided a palace of thinking for the students, helped them to question and criticize, and reflected in questions and made new achievements. The purposes of creating “Feng Ru Cup” are to develop creative thinking habits of the students, carry forward the innovation spirit, cultivate innovative talents,  and contribute to China’s transition to innovation-oriented country and China’ development. President Huai concluded that now "Feng Ru Cup" competition had developed for twenty-one years, it was going to the world gradually. He stressed that as students of Beihang University, we should be innovative and dare to practice, and show the best spirits of Chinese college students to the international friends.

        One member of the “Feng Ru Cup” International College Students Scientific and Technological Originality Exchange Camp, one of the student representatives from French École Central University of Science and Technology shared French students’ realization of scientific and technological originality with the present teachers and students. The freshmen of Beihang University, who also participated in “Feng Ru Cup” for the first time, gave a speech on behalf students participating in the competition. They exchanged the special feelings of participating in “Feng Ru Cup” with on-site teachers, students and distinguished guests.

       And then, Professor Wei Zhimin, Vice President of Beihang University sent a letter of appointment to Professor Shen Gongxun, the director of the evaluation committee. The leaders and distinguished guests on the platform jointly cut the ribbon for the opening ceremony of the 21st"Feng Ru Cup".

        Lastly, Hu Lingyun, Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University announced the opening of 21st"Feng Ru Cup".

        After the opening ceremony, the leaders and distinguished guests went to the Ring Gallery Exhibition Hall in the New Main Building. They visited the works exhibition of the 21st"Feng Ru Cup". During the visit, Hu Lingyun, Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University, Huai Jinpeng, President of Beihang University and Professor Wei Zhimin, Vice President of Beihang University attentively listened to the students’ introductions to their own works. President Huai also discussed the principles and improvement of works with the students. Professor Hu summarized the current "Feng Ru Cup" into three words, which are “Participation, Creativity and Team”. They mean that we participate in a major academic competition activitie, show our unique creative thinking, and cultivate a sense of team and team cooperation spirit.

        It is reported that the 21st "Feng Ru Cup" competition invited the students from France, Hong Kong, Macau and other countries and districts. They created scientific and technological works that combined the hot spots of society and their majors. The current "Feng Ru Cup" competition adopted the “One Cup, Two Competitions” system, that is to say Student Academic Scientific and Technological Works Competition & College Student Creative Competition and Scientific Research Training Plan Selective Trial were concurrently held. They provided a science and technology feast for college students, with the help of a wide variety of School science festival activities, such as science and technology lectures, symposium, college student fair of science and technology, etc. The 21st"Feng Ru Cup" Student Academic Scientific and Technological Works Competition attracted 2,059 students and received 1,130 items. The College Student Creative Competition and Scientific Research Training Plan Selective Trial attracted 1,523 students and received 846 items.

 

The 21st"Feng Ru Cup" has been reported by Xinhua News Agency, BTV (China Beijing TV Station), Guangming Daily, China Education Newspaper, Economic Daily and other media.  

 

Written by Shi Lu 

Photographs taken by Zhang Sufang


 

 

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