Flying Towards the Universe: NCU Contributes the First Experimental Low Earth Orbit Communications Satellite of the High-tech Industry in Taiwan
The Hong Hai Research Institute of Hong Hai Technological Group announced that it will collaborate with National Central University (NCU) and other institutes in developing Taiwan's first low earth orbit (LEO) communications satellite, and the estimated time to launch the satellite is 2023. The collaboration has placed Taiwan's space industry, which features independent research and development, in the spotlight. The Advanced Ionospheric Probe (AIP) independently developed by NCU has made the university far ahead of other academic institutes in the country in terms of research progress. The development not only gained full trust industry-wide but also demonstrated international influence.
NCU Won 20 Awards at the Invention Competition of the 2022 Taiwan Innotech Expo
The invention competition of the 2022 Taiwan Innotech Expo announced the list of award winners. Among 516 entries of patents, National Central University (NCU) was awarded seven gold medal awards, three silver medal awards, eight bronze medal awards, one platinum award (the ultimate honor of the competition), and one Hon Hai Technological Group Special Award and emerged as the biggest winner of the invention competition of the year.
The First UST Sports Game Came to a Perfect Ending
The closing ceremony for the first Sports Game of the University System of Taiwan (UST) took place on the basketball court in Yi-Reng Hall at NCU on October 16, 2022. “Though the weather was not cooperating and we had no choice but to cancel the tennis competition, fortunately, other games ran smoothly. What is more important is that all the players showed their sportsmanship in every single game; this was a great start for the first UST Sports Game,” said the UST Chancellor Dr. Lih-Juann Chen.
NCU's Arctic Expedition Team Observed Glaciers Firsthand in the Arctic Circle
Climate change is a crucial global issue. In 2022, the Arctic Expedition Team of National Central University (NCU) organized by members of the College of Earth Sciences at NCU carried out several scientific missions such as geophysical survey, satellite geodesy, permafrost and groundwater monitoring, and wave and current survey of the Arctic Ocean. The research team successfully acquired precious research data on the Arctic. In addition, NCU collaborated on a joint research project with Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland, embodying citizen diplomacy and widening the international visibility of Taiwan as well.
“Happeriod,” Special Exhibition of Menstrual Education Organized by Gender NCU
October 11 has been officially designated as “Taiwan Girls' Day.” The purpose of the day is to promote girls’ rights to equity and care. Gender NCU, a team in the creative community, ideaNCU, proposed and carried out their project “Happeriod: Every Little Drop about Menstruation” in micro courses. The whole project includes a special exhibition of menstrual education with interactive games and lectures, expecting to facilitate the public’s understanding, respect, and inclusiveness of menstruation, a natural and physiological phenomenon.