2017 China Young Physicists’ Tournament (CYPT 2017) and Nankai University’s Chinese Middle School Students Training Camp on Physics were held at Nankai University from February 16th to 22nd. During the training camp, several activities were arranged, including CYPT tournament, Physics accreditation tests, lectures, exchanges, a visit to the campus, and so on. 32 teams composed of 176 middle school students from 26 middle schools participated in the activities.
According to the rules of CYPT, during the tournament, the teams were required to deliver a presentation and join a debate on the main topic of the competition. After five rounds of fierce competition, High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, No. 2 Middle School of Qingdao, and Nanjing Foreign Language School won the Grand Prize. No. 1 High School Affiliated to Tongji University and other four teams won the First Prize. Beijing Huiwen Middle School and other seven teams won the Second Prize. No. 4 Middle School of Beijing and other fifteen teams won the Third Prize. Ding Ruyi, from the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, and other 11 students, were selected to participate in the 2016 IYPT National Training Team.
During the Physics accreditation tests, the students took written and oral examinations. Combining the results of the tests and the performance in the 2017 CYPT, Liu Yiran, from Nanjing Foreign Language School, and other 32 students received the highest score (A), and Wang Weiheng, from No. 4 Middle School of Beijing, and other 54 students were given a B.
Nankai University’s School of Physics held the Chinese High School Student Physical Science Innovation Competition and the Training Camp to inspire the future physicists. The activities strengthened students’ interest in Physics, helped them to analyze and solve practical problems by using their knowledge, cultivated critical thinking, team spirit, comprehensive and communication skills, and promoted the comprehensive and coordinated development of the students. Nankai University’s School of Physics has successfully held the Chinese High School Student Physical Science Innovation Competition for ten times.
Reported by Yan Ruoyan
Photos by Yan Xuli
Translated by Shi Yuchen
Proofread by Letizia Vallini