The 1st Interecommunions of Undergraduates Research Program (IURP) was succesfully held at the meeting hall of activities center on east campus of USTC during June 30 to July 6, 2013. Total 15 universities sent their staff and students delegation to attend the IURP. There were more than 70 participants including teachers and students from Tsinghua University, Nankai University, Zhejiang University, etc. Prof. Xiangdong Ye, vice-president of USTC, Prof. Jiayu Li, executive dean of School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS), USTC and Prof. Fala Chen, associate dean of SMS and other associate deans of 5 universities attended the opening ceremony.
2013 IURP, proposed by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) was the 1st tentative meeting for staff and students from the undergraduates training bases to communicate with each other and display their achievements of undergraduates training projects. It aims to provide an good opportunity to improve the intercommunication among bases and for students from different universities to exchange their mind and learn from each other.
Prof. Xiangdong Ye first extended a warm welcome to every participants. The IURP would play an important role for intercommunications of undegraduate reseach projects experience and achievements in China; he said, and meanwhile in the hope that the IURP would become a regular meeting held every year in the future.
During the 6-day meeting, students from 15 bases gave their research presentations. A mini intercommunion was held on the afternoon of July 2. Prof. Falai Chen briefly introduced the undergraduate training projects of USTC and our Loo-Keng Hua Class. The USTC’s creative talents training programs left great impression for every participants. Later on, every representative talked in turn about their undergraduate training programs. At same time, they discussed the purpose and form of the IURP and gave their constructive opinions on organization. All participants thanked USTC for giving such a good opportunity for staff and students of bases.
The success of 1st IURP largely promoted the friendship among bases on the natioanl range and participants all expected the next meeting.