2019-11-28
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On November 11-13, 2019, the 16th "Challenge Cup" National Undergraduate Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest Final was held at Beihang University in Beijing. SCNU has succeeded in winning six national prizes, including 3 first prizes, 2 second prizes, and 1 third prize, marking its first National Victory Cup since the Cup was established 30 years ago.

The Finals followed the competitions in universities, provinces, and the preliminary national contests. For the Finals, 447 works were submitted from 213 different universities. SCNU's association total score ranked No. 12 among all universities within the country, the first among national teacher training universities, and second of all universities in Guangdong Province. 

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SCNU won the National Victory Cup of the Challenge Cup contest for the first time.

The Challenge Cup and SCNU

The Challenge Cup contest, initiated in 1989, is reputed as the Chinese Olympics of science and technology among Chinese college students. In China, the Challenge Cup consists of two parallel projects, the National Undergraduate Business Plan Contest and the National Undergraduate Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest. Each project takes turns and is held every other year. At the beginning, it was a cup initiated by 19 universities and drawing participation of about 300 competitors, but now it attracts submissions from about 2 million students of more than 1,000 Chinese universities. Its appeal and influence on the students has been growing significantly day by day. (Source: Website of the Challenge Cup, China)

SCNU has attached great importance to the Challenge Cup. As of June 2019, SCNU has accumulated a grand total of 1 National Grand Prize, 3 First Prizes, 13 Second Prizes, 10 Third Prizes, and 39 Guangdong Grand Prizes. It has not only maintained the qualification as being one of the first contenders in the contest, but also won several Provincial Victory Cups. 

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The opening ceremony of the 16th “Challenge Cup” National Undergraduate Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest Final

During the Finals of this year, Pan Jianyong, who is the member of the Guangdong commission party group, the Communist Party secretary of the Youth League School, visited the display works, and had a friendly communication with our teams. He expressed his acknowledgement to our achievement on our efforts of developing the innovative entrepreneurship. He Jingtao, SCNU’s vice president, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC, led teams to take part in the Finals. Some professors and delegations from the school of each team participated in a series of activities on that day.

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Pan Jianyong, who is the member of the Guangdong commission party group, the Communist Party secretary of the Youth League School, had a friendly communication with our teams.

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He Jingtao, SCNU’s vice president, conducted face-to-face exchanges with our students.

SCNU’s special attention to the cultivation of creative talents

For a long time, our school has been paying special attention to the cultivation of creative talents. With a focus on “the Challenge Cup” contest series, we have actively promoted the “Program for Outstanding Talents” to carry out extracurricular scientific research. What’s more, we set up a system for it, which is divided into three levels, school-level, university-level, and province-level. The system includes different parts, for example, the plans for cultivating “Golden Seed” preparing for “the Challenge Cup”, some general projects of extracurricular research, cultivating plans for scientific research in different schools. And on this basis, SCNU vigorously encourages students to take part in the provincial "Climbing Program”, and construct a “four-in-one“ mode of education, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, which integrates deeply the cultivation of the elite, ideological education, social needs, discipline development, and education internationalization.

As of 2019, the students of SCNU have carried out more than 1800 scientific research projects, and nearly ten thousand students participated in those university-level research projects. In the Guangdong “Climbing Program”, 120 projects have been approved, of which 28 key projects and the sum of patronage totaled up to 2.07 million yuan. 23 projects have already applied for patents, while 75 papers have been already published, 29 of which are included in the SCI. 

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The group photo on the scene of the 16th “Challenge Cup” National Undergraduate Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest Final

The great success we have achieved in the series of "the Challenge Cup" fully demonstrates our students’ good innovation ability, comprehensive quality, and their spirit. It is also illustrates our educational achievements. We will continue developing a good study atmosphere, a great academic environment of campus, cultivating students' spirit of innovation, improving their academic level and scientific research capability. We will strive untiringly for an innovative high-level university with an outstanding strength in teacher education.


SCNU students’ prize-winning works in the 16th “Challenge Cup” National Undergraduate Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest

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Title: A Study on The Designed Synthesis and Stimuli-responsive Luminescence Properties of The New Aggregation-induced Emission Material

School: School of Chemistry

Category: Academic Paper in Natural Sciences

Student Writer(s): Li Jianan, Chen Yitong, Zhou Jinghong, Ren Dingyang, Chen Xin

Degree: Undergraduate

Advisor: Xu Bingjia

Prize: First Prize

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Title: A Study on the Modulation of the New Spiral Self-Accelerating Bessel Beam with Specific Transmission Properties

School: School of Information and Optoelectronic Science and Engineering

Category: Academic Paper in Natural Sciences

Student Writer(s): Xie Jintao, Ye Feng, Huang Zhengzhong, Zhou Kangzhu, Chen Shijie, Chen Gengxin, Hong Shihan

Degree: Undergraduate

Advisor: Deng Dongmei

Prize: First Prize

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Title: How to Solve Poverty, the Cultural Source of Rural Education Poverty and Targeted Poverty Alleviation, Based on a Field Study in the Three Villages of West Guangdong

School: School of Education

Category: Research Report and Academic Paper in Philosophy, Social Sciences

Student Writer(s): Huang Xutao, Xie Shangfang, Ren Fangfang, Xu Ruichun

Degree: Undergraduate

Advisor: Chen Xianzhe

Prize: First Prize

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Title: Water-control of “Government Decree on Barrier Lake”?  Difficulties and Reflections on the Implementation of River Chief System

School: School of Politics & Public Administration

Category: Research Report and Academic Paper in Philosophy, Social Sciences

Student Writer(s): Wang Sining, Ye Jingru, Zhao Yue, Xiao Shang, He Yongqi

Degree: Undergraduate

Advisor: Yan Haina

Prize: Second Prize

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Title: A Study on the Formation and the Influencing Factors of the GBA Cross-Border Area, A Case Study of Shenzhen Shekou Free Trade Zone

School: School of Geographical Sciences

Category: Research Report and Academic Paper in Philosophy, Social Sciences

Student Writer(s): Lin Yiting, Chen Qiqi, Liu Shiying, Chen Xiya

Degree: Undergraduate

Advisor: Liu Yungang

Prize: Second Prize

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Title: A Study on Key Materials of Lithium-Sulfur Battery with High Performance and Based on Metal/ Covalent Organic Frameworks

School: School of Chemistry 

Category: Academic Paper in Natural Sciences

Student Writer(s): Li Guohui, Tan Wuchong, Hu Runze, Li Cheng, Lin Jiana, Yuan Liyuan, Tang Huiying 

Degree: Undergraduate

Advisor: Hong Xujia

Prize: Third Prize



Translated by Huang Mengxiao

Proofread by Edwin Baak 

Reviewed by Li Jianru


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