19 Jun 2011
Youngsters set out on an exciting research journey at FST Summer Camps
澳大科技夏令營開啟青少年科研旅程

出席嘉賓與科技學院代表主持亮燈儀式



現場設有不同主題的夏令營攤位

The FST Summer Camp 2011, which was organized by the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) of the University of Macau and sponsored by the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) for a consecutive four years, was inaugurated on 18 June 2011. The camp had received an enthusiastic response from around 300 applications of over 20 high schools. Prof. Yuen Ka Veng, Interim Associate Dean of FST, hoped that through the well-designed workshops, talks and games, students could experience the joy of scientific research and maximize their potential in science.

Prof. Yuen indicated that the summer camps provide a learning opportunity and help broaden the participants' horizons. FST has made strenuous efforts to enhance the quality of the summer camps. Mr. Barry Perlman, Chairman of Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engieers (IEEE), highly complimented on the Wireless Technology Study Summer Camp last year on its innovative and high-standard summer camp activities. As an extension of the summer camp, an IEEE High School Student Wireless Apps Competition, sponsored by MTT-S of IEEE, will be held for students of the summer camp.

The Summer camps this year focused on enhancing the effectiveness of learning in a lively way. Students of Wireless Technology Study Summer Camp worked in group and performed different interactive activities and experiments such as magnetism exploration, ZigBee based motion controlled racing car, radio monitoring and discovery-based learning using GPS devices. Computer Science Exploration Camp helped students to understand more about the benefits and development of computer technology through lectures revealing digital computer and railway control system, workshops of animations and analysis of the Portuguese-Chinese Machine Translation developed by FST research team.

Applied Electromechanical Engineering in Light Railway Transit Summer Camp provided students with workshops of Practice of Material and Control and Management of Light Rail. Topics about Analysis of Railway System, Diagnosis of Breakdown and 3D Modeling Design, Theory of Human Factor and Application in the Railway Carriage were discussed during the summer camp. Civil Engineering Summer Camp was composed of interactive experiments, group games, engineering model fabrication competition. Students of the Civil Engineering Summer Camp were accommodated on-campus during the summer camp and experienced the advantage of living in a residential college.

The opening ceremony was officiated by Mr. Chan Wan Hei, member of Administrative Committee of FDCT, Ms. Leong Lai, Director of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Mr. Lei Chan Tong, Coordinator of Transportation Infrastructure Office, Mr. Tam Sik Tim, Vice-principal of Escola Choi Nong Chi Tai, Mr. Chan Fung Ieong, Prefect of Studies of Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Chan Sui Ki Perpetual Help College, Prof. Yuen Ka Veng, Interim Associate Dean of FST and also other representatives of FST, Prof. Kou Kun Pang, Prof. Gong Zhiguo, Prof. Tam Kam Weng, Dr. Ng Iok Tong, Dr. Wong Fai and Dr. Wong Seng Fat. At the exhibition venue, there were four different theme-based summer camp booths with the display of scientific work of last year's summer camps participants. Students and their parents can have a better understand of the various content of the summer camp by visiting the outcomes of last summer camps and the booths and games of this year.

獲澳門科學技術發展基金連續第四年資助,澳門大學科技學院主辦的科技夏令營於六月十八日舉行開營儀式,四主題項目於六月至八月期間分別展開。夏令營有廿多所中學近三百位學生報名,反應熱烈。澳大科技學院代副院長阮家榮教授希望學生透過參與一系列精心設計的實踐工作坊、講座及遊戲,體驗科研工作的樂趣和發掘科學方面的潛能。

阮家榮表示,夏令營為中學生提供了一個很好的學習機會,過程中可擴闊科學視野。他更指出夏令營的質素不斷提升,去年的"無線科技研習夏令營"更獲國際公認的權威組織國際電氣和電子工程學會(The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,IEEE)的微波理論和技術協會(MTT-S)主席Barry Perlman讚賞其活動內容具創新性並達世界領先水平。鑑於無線科技研習夏令營的創新教育成果,IEEE微波理論和技術協會資助舉辦該會全球第一個中學生智能手機無線應用程式專題講座和競賽,學生可於夏令營結營後參加。

今年不同主題的夏令營均具備益智與趣味元素。"無線科技研習夏令營"以小組及互動遊戲形式進行不同的活動,如磁勘探、ZigBee控制的賽車運動、無線電監測和發現、使用全球定位系統裝置等。"計算機科學探索夏令營"可體驗電腦圖像、動畫及遊戲製作,透過探索由科技學院師生研究開發的中葡機器翻譯的原理,設計鐵路管理及交通灯控制系統,深入了解電腦的內部結構。

"應用機電工程技術於輕軌工程夏令營"包括材料原理教學,輕軌控制、管理原理教學,材料實習及輕軌控制實習,輕軌系統運行分析、故障診斷及三維設計模型構造,人因工程基礎知識教學,輕軌車廂環境分析及優化設計。"土木工程夏令營"透過互動趣味工程實驗、集體遊戲、工程模型製作比賽進行,學員還可親身體驗澳大住宿式書院的生活。

澳門科學技術發展基金行政委員會陳允熙委員、教育暨青年局梁勵局長、運輸基建辦公室李鎮東主任、菜農子弟學校譚錫添副校長、陳瑞祺永援中學陳鳳陽教務長、澳大科技學院代副院長阮家榮教授、高冠鵬副教授、鞏志國副教授、譚錦榮副教授、吳玉棠博士、黃輝博士及黃承發博士主持開營儀式。此外,現場更設有四個不同主題的夏令營攤位,學生及家長除可欣賞上屆夏令營的成果,更可透過遊戲及攤位工作人員的講解加深了解不同夏令營的內容。過百名本澳中學老師、高中生及家長出席了是次活動,場面熱鬧。


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