The first plenary meeting of the supervision committee of the national competition of five basic disciplines for middle school students was held in Beijing on September 2, 2021.
The competition relates to mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and computer science.
Yuan Yaxiang, Vice President of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and First Director of the supervision committee of the national competition, presided over the meeting.
Six expert members recommended by the Chinese Mathematical Society (CMS), the Chinese Physical Society (CPS), the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), the Botanical Society of China (BSC), the China Zoological Society (CZS) and the China Computer Federation (CCF) and the relevant directors of the Youth Science Center of CAST attended the meeting.
Participants of the first plenary meeting of the supervision committee of the national competition of five disciplines for middle school students pose for a group photo.
Ahead of the meeting, Meng Qinghai, Vice President and Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of CAST, had discussions with Yuan Yaxiang on topics of reinforcing the selection and training of top-notch innovative talents in basic disciplines and establishing and improving the supervision mechanism of the national competition.
Meng Qinghai issued the certificate of appointment as First Director of the supervision committee to Yuan Yaxiang.
The relevant directors of the Youth Science Center of CAST briefed the attendees about the background and significance of establishing the supervision committee, and issued certificates of appointment to six expert members.
All members of the supervision committee deliberated and adopted the Measures for Supervision of National Competition of Five Disciplines for Middle School Students, and put forward opinions and suggestions on further revising the document.
In combination with their work practices, the participating experts also exchanged views on the cultivation of top-notch innovative talents in basic disciplines and discussed about the further development of the supervision committee.
Yuan Yaxiang said that the discipline competition was initiated by the older generation of scientists including Hua Luogeng and Su Buqing, and they had devoted their lifelong energies to develop the program.
The competition aims to build a platform for top-notch innovative talents in basic disciplines to get better guided and trained and their interests and curiosity in basic disciplines being protected.
The responsibility of the supervision committee is to guide the national societies to stay true to their original aspiration and founding mission and ensure the national competition play a better role in selecting and training top-notch innovative talents in basic disciplines.
Yuan Yaxiang said that the older generation of scientists’ noble spirit of loving the motherland and the people is worth learning and inheriting. The cause founded by the older generation of scientists must be continually developed and upgrading.
Members of the supervision committee have deep feelings for the national competition of the five disciplines.
Some members of the supervision committee are the first batch of contestants of the competition, who have witnessed the glory and achievements of the competition and are well aware of the difficulties facing nowadays.
Yuan urged the attendees to take responsibilities to explore approaches and tactics for the selection and training of top-notch innovative talents in basic disciplines to provide steady talent resources for the development of basic disciplines.
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