Reported by:HUANG Wentao
Photography by:CUI Shipeng
Translated by:CHEN Ruirong
Edited by: Jonathan Wylie
Organized by the Secretary of The Chinese Society of High Education, the Lab Construction Guide Board for High Education Institution in the Ministry of Education, the Teaching Experiments Board for High Education Institution in Ministry of Education, theNational Experimental Education Exhibition Center and the Chinese Administration of Experiments Group in The Chinese Society of High Education, the 3rd High Education Institution Self-made Experimental Equipment Evaluation and Exhibition of Excellent Products was held in Chengdu from November 9-11. Eleven works from HIT participated in the exhibition and won awards, the number of awards received is the highest among allChinese universities participating.
The two works that received first place awards were, “Slide bearing test-bed” from the National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Mechanics Engineering in the School ofMechatronic Engineering, and the, “Compression rod stability comprehensive test device” from the National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Force in the School of Astronautics. The two works which won second place prizes were,“Research on the experimental device of fluorescent lamp circuit parameter measurement and control characteristics” from the National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Electricity and Electronics in the School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, and the, “The building envelope thermal performance test experimental device” from the Nation VirtualSimulation Experiment Teaching Center in the School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering. Seven works were awarded thirdplace prizes. They were “Mechanical system scheme and structure analysis of experimental device,” “3D Map Creation Robot,”“Expandable Mechanical Practical Teaching and Real Time DisplaySystem,” all from the School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, and “Multifunctional electrostatic bonding apparatus,” “High frequency photoconductive decay method of minority carrierlifetime tester,” and, ”The MOS structure of high frequency C-V characteristics test system” all from the School of Astronauticsand “Modular multifunctional modern drive control experimental device” from the School of Mechatronic Engineering.
These eleven awarded works showcased the achievement of self-made experimental equipment at HIT. These examples ofself-made experimental equipment are close to the reality of education, the contents in the experiments were in accord withscientific principles. They were creatively and delicately designedto enhance interest in studying and thinking, they were beneficialfor students to be involved, interact and to facilitatecommunication. These projects also allowed fulfillment of theneed for understanding, creation and synthesis within experiment education and student manipulative ability. These designs werevery beneficial for pushing forward quality education and cultivating creativity and practical ability. Those works whichparticipated in the competition were highly approved by the judges.
Such self-made education equipment has been a tradition and characteristic of HIT education for many years. This equipment not only showed the transfer and development from knowledge to reality, but also provided a platform for student innovation. Moreover, self-made education equipment was well commendedfrom other universities and has promoted HIT’s influence nationwide.
A total of 225 works participated in the evaluation and exhibition, a record in the number of participants and quality of the work. At the exhibition, many delegations came to HIT’slocation and asked about the exhibition works, the Head of theDepartment of Experiments of the Department of High Educationwithin the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, LI Ping, came to the HIT exhibition location and made comments.
The participating teachers and students visit and discuss projects.
Group photo of the participants from HIT