Written by: Yan Mingxing
Translated by: Guo Yanhui
Edited by: William Mosteller
The 9th Chinese University Students' Physics Academic Competition was held recently at Shanxi University. The HIT team again won both the first prize and the special prize, and Liu Siqi won the best individual award.
64 teams from 63 universities across the country participated in the competition. The HIT team consisted of six students including Wei Chenxi, Li Zongling, Liu Yuyan, Wang Yizhen, Liu Siqi, and Tang Yuzhu.
In order to select outstanding students to participate in the Chinese University Students' Physics Academic Competition, the Physics Department of the HIT School of Science and Technology has held a HIT Physics Academic Competition for 7 consecutive years. Each year, the students of HIT are organized to conduct in-depth theoretical research and careful experimental research on 17 open research topics, after which a team is chosen to represent HIT in the Chinese University Students' Physics Academic Competition. From 2014 to 2018, HIT has consistently won the special prize, in addition to winning first place in 2014, 2015 and 2017. In 2018, HIT won the championship again.
The University Students' Physics Academic Competition (CUPT) is a national event patterned after the model of the International Youth Physicist Championships (IYPT). It aims to improve the ability of college students to analyze practical problems by using knowledge and to cultivate an open mind amongst university students.
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