Two academic research reports by students from SCNU were demonstrated at the 13th National Conference on Undergraduate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It has been the 12th year in succession since 2009 that SCNU submissions received honors at the event.

The two research reports were done by two research teams from the School of Chemistry and the School of Physics and Telecommunications Engineering respectively. One research project is about the regulating function of MOF catalysts in the reaction between lithium and sulfur. The result of this research is relevant to our daily life. The other project is on the technology of simultaneous localization and mapping and its application.

Li Guohui, a 2016 undergraduate student at the School of Chemistry, represented his team to present their project before the panel at the conference. “I' ve rehearsed many times, but I was still somewhat nervous for being the one to present our work. Thankfully, the experts were quite friendly and gave me some specific advice." Li recalled. He said he's learnt a lot from the outstanding students and experts present, and improved his practical ability by participating in the event.


Li Guohui presenting the project of his team before the expert panel.

While carrying out the project, Li and his colleagues encountered some difficulties, but these hurdles were overcome through their determination, and with the instructions from their supervisor. "When we faced problems, we would discuss it over and over again and try to solve the problems together. What' s more, our supervisor was always there to answer our questions patiently and analyze the experimental data with us" added Li.

Wang Pengcheng, a 2017 undergraduate student at the School of Physics and Telecommunications Engineering, said their team had been waiting eagerly for the day to arrive. On behalf of his team, he gave an excellent presentation at the event. "We've designed different versions of PTT and modified it again and again for the final performance," he said.


Wang Pengcheng explaining his team’s project to the expert panel.

The research project is as excellent as the presentation. To achieve this successfully, the whole team spent about one year studying the basic knowledge about visual SLAM and read a large amount of available literature to determine what their research should focus on. "It is normal that some problems are hard to work out. While prospects are bright, the roads have twists and turns. As long as we keep a positive attitude, nothing is impossible for us."

"All the students in the team are outstanding and they all have excellent academic records," said Wang's supervisor, Luo Kaiqing, a lecturer at SCNU, who was also present at the conference. Besides, their perfect balance between study and research impresses Mr. Luo a lot. According to Dr. Luo, Wang, as well as his colleagues, are not only characterized by an outstanding academic performance, but have also participated in many contests, such as the Mathematical Contest in Modeling and the National Undergraduate Electronics Design Contest in both of which they won prizes. The team has also published two SCI papers and applied for two patents before taking part in this competition.

微信图片_20201124212144.png Li Guohui (left), Dr. Luo Kaiqing (middle) and Wang Pengcheng (right) at the conference

Organized by the Ministry of Education, the National Conference on Undergraduate Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the highest-level conference on innovation and entrepreneurship education for college students. It aims to provide a platform for college students to exchange their experience of carrying the projects forward and show the teaching achievements of the universities in innovative entrepreneurship.

A total of 460 college students' innovation and entrepreneurship projects from 300 colleges and universities across the country were showcased through academic reports, entrepreneurship roadshows, on-site exhibition boards, poster sessions, and on-line displays.

Written by Long Yuchen, Chen Menghan

Proofread by Edwin Baak

Edited by Li Jianru 

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