On the morning of May 15, the kick-off ceremony of the 2016 National Science and Technology Week · Futian District Youth Science Popularization Month · CCTV My World - Maker Challenge and the 7th Jing Xiu Cup Maker Challenge Competition were held at Jing Xiu Middle School in Futian District.
The first Jing Xiu Cup Maker Challenge Competition was in 2010, and the event has since become the flagship brand of the Futian District National Science and Technology Week and Futian District Youth Science and Technology Festival. The latter also won the second prize in the National Youth Innovation Competition and the first prize in the competition in Guangdong Province Division.
The 7th Jing Xiu Cup Maker Challenge Competition attracted more than 1,000 students from more than 50 schools in eight administrative districts across the city, sharing fresh thinking and creative ideas, and showcasing the innovation capabilities of individuals and teams. Teams were required to prepare a two-minute presentation to explain to the judges the team’s creative work and how they generated their ideas. It also allowed them to demonstrate their work on the competition site, a place of imagination, innovation, and powerful brainstorming. The judges conducted assessments based on creativity, value, meaning, and feasibility, as well as the team’s performance and presentation. Fifty teams were promoted.
The show Whimsical on CCTV’s children channel recorded the entire process, and produced the first series of reality maker-themed TV shows about science and technology in China as My World and Maker Challenge. These fully showcased the innovative ability and ideas of teenagers from Futian district, describing the process of a group of children taking up a challenge to realize their dreams.
Since 2000, Futian District has successfully held 16 district-level large-scale youth science and technology festivals, involving famous science and technology brands and including the Jing Xiu Cup Maker Challenge Competition, Academicians on Campus and competitions for model airplanes, model ships and vehicle models.
To integrate the resources of science popularization, better serve stakeholders in Futian, demonstrate cutting-edge science and technology to young people to stimulate innovative ideas and give guidance in scientific methods, the Science and technology Association in Futian district and the District Education Bureau jointly decided to hold Futian District Youth Science Popularization Month in May. The event included 11 topics and 48 rounds of activities relating to science popularization. It was planned to introduce these onto campuses or lead young people to step into the maker space.
Youth Science Popularization Month boasts the science and technology experience of 3D tech, robotics, drone films, the “machine eye” of virtual reality (VR). It also covers the beneficial and practical experience of safety education and lectures about electromagnetic wave radiation and mobile information security.
A series of sharing events under Secrets Created by Extentics and the Jing Xiu Cup Maker Challenge Competition for inspiring innovation by young people, guiding innovative methods, and protecting achievements were also ready for people to experience. (Futian Wesite Journalist He Shuangmei, Correspondent Yu Xuerong)