Dear 33rd CASTIC Participants,
On behalf of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), I’m privileged to welcome you to Chongqing, China for the 33rd China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC). CAST is proud to host the largest and most prestigious event in China for the best and brightest young scientists from all parts of the world.
This year we have more than 200 young scientists and adults-in-charge from 42 countries and region on site. Congratulations to these young scientists on qualifying for the 33rd CASTIC. I know that it has taken a lot of hard work and efforts to get here, and you should all be very proud of your accomplishment.
To the adults-in-charge of international teams who devote so much of their personal time and efforts in support of young scientists to be here, I welcome you and sincerely thank you for your passion, dedication, and commitment to developing and inspiring the next generation of leaders in science and technology.
In 2018 CAST is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its founding. With 60 years' efforts in science communication and science education, CAST has been playing a driving force to advance science literacy throughout the country and build up rich experiences to communicate science and technology to the public.
As the host of CASTIC and in this special year, CAST would like primarily to shape an event for you to engage in science and technology, experience various cultures and traditions and build a friendship for lifetime through a fun-filled week of activities. And CAST also highly values to build partnership with all our counterparts from the rest of the world and along with them puts forward creating a community of shared future for science and technology.
At last but not the least, I would like to give our sincere appreciation and thanks to government departments, organizations, my fellow staffs and volunteers who make the 33rd CASTIC possible and success.
Have a wonderful stay in Chongqing and good luck!
Executive Vice President of CAST
Chief Executive Secretary of CAST
Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of 33rd CASTIC