On March 29, the winners of the 17th "Challenge Cup" National Undergraduate Curricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition were announced. WMU won two Grand Prizes, one First Prize, four Second Prizes, and two third prizes. One work won the Special Award for Progressive Innovation, and one was recognized as a "satellite level" work of the Black Technology special track. WMU’s total score ranked 10th nationwide and won the "Winner’s Cup" for the sixth time in a row.
Grand prize of the main track
Screening and Clinical Application of Diagnostic Markers and Preventive and Therapeutic Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease. The team found that pro-regression mediators can reduce the progression of rheumatoid arthritis by restoring immune balance and inhibiting inflammatory infiltration and pannus formation. The multi-center clinical study on large cases confirmed that regintin D1 is an excellent clinical diagnostic indicator of RA and protectin DX plays a vital role in identifying RA stages. Students of the team have published six papers as the first authors, including two in journals with an IF>10. Three national invention patents have been obtained, and the results have been popularized and applied in 20 pilot hospitals with satisfactory outcomes.
Grand prize of the Red special track
Explore the origin of the household responsibility system and see the spirit of prairie fire again
Given the failure of "the depth of the research to keep up with the breadth of the popularization" in educating local Party history in the new journey, the team took the popularization status of the historical facts of Wenzhou being the first county to implement the household responsibility system as the research sample, gradually developed a "one core and two wings" strategy to educate the local history of the CPC and achieved effective results through diversified practice activities.
First prize of the main track
Light the way-Research and Practice on Social Integration Support System for Autism Patients from a Whole-life Perspective
The project team investigated the social integration status of 368 cases of autism patients in three cities in Zhejiang province. The team divided the whole life of a patient into the early diagnosis stage with family acceptance as the starting point, the school-age stage with education integration as the focus, and the adult stage with social integration as the key, thus establishing the social integration support model for autism patients.
WMU has attached great importance to the organization and application of the "Challenge Cup" series competition. Since the launch of the competition in December 2021, the competitions at the college level, university level, provincial level, and national level have received the care and support of the university leaders at all levels and the active participation of teachers and students. Before the national competition, Lyv Yijun, secretary of WMU Party Committee, Cheng Jinguo, deputy secretary of WMU Party Committee, and Jin Shengwei, vice president of WMU, warmly encouraged the participants. All the participating teams were full of energy and tenacity, showing WMU youths’ spirit of pursuing ideals, refining skills, and seeking truth from facts.
The "Challenge Cup" National Undergraduate Curricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition is held every two years, known as the scientific and technological innovation "Olympic Games" for Chinese college students. The competition was co-sponsored by the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, China Association for Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, All-China Students’ Federation, and Sichuan Provincial People's Government. Over 2 million college students from more than 2,000 universities across China applied for the competition. A total of 1,260 pieces of work were selected for the final round after provincial competitions, national preliminary evaluation, and national review. A total of 50 grand prizes, 111 first prizes, 326 second prizes, and 773 third prizes (including works from the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau) were awarded.
Text translated by Wang Mengjia and reviewed by Sun You.