Popularization of science in focus as education base debuts
Academician Xu Tao, president of the Biophysical Society of China, delivers a speech on behalf of the society, at Huasheng Experimental School in Linyi, in East China's Shandong province, on Sept 26. [Photo/BSC]
Professor Ye Sheng, Secretary General of BSC's science education committee, gives a science report. [Photo/BSC]
The popularization of science was well in focus -- with a slew of top dignitaries and academics from the sector present -- at a key unveiling ceremony and science popularization report meeting for a new science education base at Huasheng Experimental School on Sept 26, 2019.
Among those present at the event -- who came to Linyi city, in East China's Shandong province -- were members, leaders and experts from Biophysical Society of China (BSC), the Chinese Society for Cognitive Science (CSCS) and Institute of Biophysics and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Officials said the event represented an example of the BSC, CSCS and the Institute of Biophysics of CAS joining forces to carry out the work of serving the old revolutionary base area, while helping the new popularization of science.
They said the initiative was supported by the China Association for Science and Technology and highly recognized and praised by local leaders and school authorities. Officials said that in the future, based on the science education base, these three parties would continue to explore new ways to carry out science popularization activities and improve local scientific literacy in the grass-roots campus.
At the unveiling ceremony, experts from these three parties delivered speeches about their own societies and institutes and talked of the key goals for the science education base for popularizing scientific knowledge in grass-roots areas and schools.
After the unveiling ceremony, researcher Ma Yuanye and professor Ye Sheng gave inspiring science reports to teachers and students present. The teachers and students at the meeting listened attentively to the reports by the two experts, designed to enhance the children's desire for knowledge and spark their interest in scientific research.