Recently, the preliminary round of East China Division of the 2nd “WeiRui Cup” National Undergraduate Chemical Experimental Innovation Design Competition was held. A total of 58 universities in East China participated in the competition with 136 project entries. After several rounds of defense, Tongji student teams from the School of Chemical Science and Engineering won two first prizes and one third prize.
The group photo of award-winning students
Three Tongji student teams participated in the competition. The team of LIU Jingyi, JIANG Yameng and FENG Wei and the team of YU Yuan, LIU Yite and LI Xinxuan won first prizes, and the team of XIE Wenjia, XIONG Haitao and ZHANG Peiqi won a third prize. Students received strong support in their preparation for the competition from Tongji’s Undergraduate School, the Office of Asset and Laboratory Management, the New Engineering Chemical Experimental Demonstration Center and the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Innovation Base.
The National Undergraduate Chemical Experimental Innovation Design Competition is a national competition for college students sponsored by the Chinese Chemical Society and the National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Educational Institutions of the Ministry of Education. The competition aims to consolidate the basic chemical knowledge, theories and skills of college students, improve their ability to find, analyze and solve problems, cultivate their innovative consciousness and practical ability, establish a platform for the display and exchange of their innovative ability, and promote the practical teaching reform in China's higher education institutions. There are three types of competition projects: innovative experimental design, existing experiments improvement, and popular science experiments. The project evaluation is divided into two parts: network letter evaluation and on-site defense, and the evaluation panel is composed of well-known professors from universities across the country. The whole evaluation process adopts the double-blind mode and avoidance system to ensure fairness and impartiality. The national finals of the competition will be held in Qingdao University of Science and Technology, and the teams that won the first prizes in the preliminary round will compete for the finals.