The 2nd Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop Successfully Closed in Beijing

Held in Beijing on the afternoon of November 20th, the Awarding Ceremony of the 2nd Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop was attended by the following distinguished guests who presented awards to the winners: Mr. Liu Yang, Director General of Children & Youth Science Center (CYSC), China Association for Science and Technology (CAST); Mr. Zhang Sen, Deputy Director General of Department of International Affairs, China Association for Science and Technology (CAST); Mr. Wen Jun, Associate Counsel of Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST); Prof. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President of ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF); Dr. Fatemeh Mohajerani, President of National Organization for Development of Gifted Talents and Young Scholars, Iran; Mr. Hate Slimane, National President of Tunisian Association for Future of Science and Technology; and officials from counterpart organizations and foreign embassies in China from Pakistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Singapore.

During this one-week event, by rolling out 8 STEAM courses for teenager makers from various countries, including intelligent robot, 3D printing, virtual reality, laser cutting and digital video production, this event has selected 33 "Best Maker" projects, 40 "Best Presentation" projects and 80 "Best Team" projects.

In his concluding remarks, Mr. Liu Yang said that since the "Belt and Road Initiative" was proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013, China and countries along the "Belt and Road" had significantly strengthened their friendship and mutual understanding in the past five years. The original goal of this event was, upholding the spirit of the "Belt and Road Initiative", to contribute to the fruitful construction of a non-governmental scientific and cultural exchange and cooperation platform for countries along the route of Belt and Road.

The event was attended by more than 350 students, science teachers, officials from 33 countries and international organizations. In addition to the STEAM courses for teenagers, the event organizer also rolled out activities such as "Astronomy Night", a visit to the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a visit to China Science and Technology Museum, a visit to the Great Wall and other scientific & cultural visits, academic exchanges and science education forums, offering teenagers and science educators a learning and exchange platform with rich contents and interesting activities.