A group of students from the Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), University of Macau (UM), recently swept the top three prizes in the longest airtime (group) contest of the university category at the Fifth Greater China Students Paper Plane Contest cum the Ninth Macau Paper Airplane Contest. During the event, UM students competed with more than 300 students and participants from over 30 higher education institutions in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. This is the sixth consecutive year that UM students have won championships in this contest.
The event was organised by the Macao Innovation and Invention Association. In the longest airtime (group) contest of the university category, the team ‘Go ahead’, formed by students Wong Chi Hong, Sin Wai Kit, and Wong Wai Hong, won the first prize. The team ‘Lei Hou Choi Chi’, formed by students Tang Choi I, Iong Chi Hong, and Lei Hin Chon, won the second prize. The team ‘Never land’, formed by Jin Bozhong, Lao Hio Hou, and Wong Chak Leong, won the third prize. The team ‘Go ahead’ also won the third prize in the longest distance (group) contest of the open category. The students received guidance from FST Senior Instructor Lao Seng Kin.
In the longest airtime (individual) contest, Lei Hin Chon won the third prize, and UM alumnus Ma Ieng won the first prize.