The University of Macau (UM) Centre for Science and Engineering Promotion (CSEP) recently held an award ceremony for winners of the 2019 Macao Youth Innovation Challenge. During the ceremony, the centre presented prizes to more than 100 outstanding students from 15 local high schools. The champion and first-runner up students will be eligible to join the Junior S&T Talents Training Programme.
The Macao Youth Innovation Challenge was jointly organised by the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) and the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), and hosted by the CSEP. Award presenters include Chan Wan Hei, member of the Administrative Committee of the FDCT; Cheong Man Fai, chief of the Department of Youth of the DSEJ; Chan Pou Kun, acting head of the Division of School Sports and Youth Activities of the DSEJ; ; Prof Mei Bao from Macau University of Science and Technology; and Kou Kam Fai, principal of Pui Ching Middle School and Prof Tam Kam Weng, director of the CSEP.
The CSEP is a core component of the Macao Base for Primary & Secondary STEM Education, which was founded by UM in June 2018. The base is dedicated to promoting science popularisation and education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), in collaboration with the FDCT, the DSEJ, the Chinese Educators’ Association of Macau, Macau Catholic Schools Association, Macao Science Center, and Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau. It also provides training for teachers and students from local primary and secondary schools.