12 Nov 2019
UM hosts various activities to nurture young tech professionals
澳大多項創新活動培育科技人才
UM hosts the 2019 Macao Youth Innovation Challenge
"二○一九全澳青少年創新挑戰賽" 圓滿舉行

The 2019 Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Youth Innovation Challenge attracts many students from the Greater Bay Area
"二○一九粵港澳青少年創新觀摩賽" 吸引大灣區學生參加

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The University of Macau (UM) organises innovative programmes and activities on a regular basis to nurture technology professionals for Macao. Recently, UM's Centre for Science and Engineering Promotion hosted the 2019 Macao Youth Innovation Challenge to provide professional guidance and training opportunities for winning students as well as students with outstanding performance. The centre also hosted the 2019 Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Youth Innovation Challenge to promote collaboration and exchange in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) in science popularisation.

The Macao Youth Innovation Challenge was co-organised by the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) and the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), with assistance from UM, the Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology of Macau, Macau Institute of Engineers, and Macao Innovation and Invention Association. Winners of the competition and those who did not win any awards but showed great potential at the competition will be invited to join a science and technology talent development programme organised by FDCT and DSEJ. The competition attracted more than 100 students from 15 secondary schools in Macao. Chief judges of the competition were Shu Degan, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xu Ao’ao, member of the International Academy of Astronautics; and Prof Iu Vai Pan from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, UM. Xue Quan, dean of the School of Electronic and Information Engineering at South China University of Technology, served as the principal judge. Prof Tam Kam Weng, director of UM’s Centre for Science and Engineering Promotion, served as the general-secretary. In addition, 48 faculty members and experts from Macao, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, were invited to serve as the reviewers.

In addition, the Centre for Science and Engineering Promotion hosted the 2019 Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Youth Innovation Challenge. During the event, teams from six schools in the GBA competed and exchanged ideas with their counterparts from Macao. In the future, the centre will continue to promote science popularisation and help develop Macao into a hub of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education in the GBA, in collaboration with FDCT.

為培育澳門科技人才,澳門大學致力推行多項創新計劃及活動。最近,澳大科學暨工程科普推廣中心承辦“二○一九全澳青少年創新挑戰賽”,並參與向獲獎及表現優秀的澳門學生提供專項指導及培訓的工作;該中心還承辦“二○一九粵港澳青少年創新觀摩賽”,促進粵港澳大灣區的科普交流和合作。

是次比賽由澳門科學技術發展基金與教育暨青年局主辦,澳門科學技術協進會、澳門工程師學會、澳門創新發明協會協辦;獲獎及表現優秀的澳門學生加入由科學技術發展基金及教青局合作開展的“少年科技優才培養計劃”。比賽吸引了本澳15所中學逾百名學生參與,並由中國科學院院士舒德干、國際宇航科學院院士許敖敖、澳大科技學院土木工程系教授姚偉彬擔任主任評委,華南理工大學電子與信息學院院長薛泉擔任大賽首席評委,以及澳大科學暨工程科普推廣中心主任譚錦榮作為比賽組委會秘書長;另外亦邀請了48名來自澳門高校、香港及深圳的教授及專家擔任評委。

此外,澳大科學暨工程科普推廣中心亦承辦了“二○一九粵港澳青少年創新觀摩賽”,吸引了6所大灣區的學校與本地優秀隊伍比賽及交流,促進粵港澳大灣區的科普交流和合作,未來澳大科學暨工程科普推廣中心將繼續推動科普工作,配合科學技術發展基金加強與粵港澳大灣區的科普合作,爭取把澳門打造成大灣區的科普交流中心。

澳大“澳門中小學生科技實踐基地”於2018年成立,共建單位有科學技術發展基金、教育暨青年局、澳門中華教育會、澳門天主教學校聯會、澳門科學館及澳門郵電局。此基地以澳大科技學院的科學暨工程科普推廣中心為核心,推出一系列STEM教育計劃,支持社區科學推廣活動,為中學師生提供可持續培訓。基地之學術合作單位包括教育學院、健康科學學院、科技學院、中華醫藥研究院及應用物理及材料工程研究院。