On August 4, Tunghai University, the French Office in Taipei and the National Museum of Natural Sciences jointly launched a rocket at Tunghai University, declaring that the three parties will jointly promote education on space technology based on their past cooperation in promoting space and sustainability issues.
Dr. Antoinette Neyre and Assistant Specialist Ching-Fang Ting of the Academic and Cultural Cooperation Section of the French Office in Taipei (Bureau français de Taipei, BFT), President Guo-En Chang, Vice President Jeng Liu, Dean of Academic Affairs Ding-Ya Yang, Dean of Science College Huang-Nan Huang, Director of Library Chao-Dong Yang, PR Director Joseph Huang of Tunghai University, and Assistant Researcher Bin-Wei Wang of National Museum of Natural Science joined the launching ceremony. Two rockets representing Tunghai University and the BFT signified the bilateral cooperation of the two parties. The BFT will also demonstrate facilities related to the Mars Mission and other popular science materials to introduce knowledge of Mars and physics to the general public in Taiwan.
Tunghai University President Guo-En Chang (right 2) and French Office in Taipei Academic and Cultural Cooperation Section Dr. Antoinette Neyra (right 3) launch a rocket
A model imitating the surface of Mars to hold smart vehicle obstacle avoidance competition at Tunghai University Mars Base
Tunghai University President Guo-En Chang said that Tunghai University and National Museum of National Science co-organized a national Mars Competition related to the topics of survival on Mars and space science, including smart vehicle obstacle avoidance and landing on Mars, and built a close connection with local high school students. With the BFT further on board, the three parties will secure more resources to create more cooperation. Dr. Antoinette Neyre said that the BFT will work with Tunghai University on its Mars Mission and introduce space science knowledge and sustainability topics such as extreme climate from France to inspire students in Taiwan.
Tunghai University President Guo-En Chang (right) and French Office in Taipei Academic and Cultural Cooperation Section Dr. Antoinette Neyra hold up rockets representing respective parties
According to President Chang, Tunghai University had organized the Mars Mission competition event with strong popular science momentum. Looking ahead, Tunghai will put more efforts to work with the BFT to promote the Mars Competition to the international stage to address the UN sustainability guidelines. Tunghai University Department of Life Science Associate Professor Wei-Ting Chao, the initiator of Tunghai Mars Mission, hoped that more care and scientific research regarding the climate change will be promoted through the cooperation with the BFT.
Tunghai University and the French Office in Taipei jointly launch a rocket to mark the promotion on science education