Two teachers from the College of Engineering achieved excellent results at the 18th Peking University Teaching Contest for Young Teachers recently held on campus.
In the Session of Science and Technology, Assistant Professor Qing Zhang from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering took the Second Prize and won the Excellent Lesson Plan with her class demonstration named “Modern spectroscopy and applications/stimulated radiation and lasers”. Associate Professor Yue Cui from the same department received the Participation Award with her class show “Photolithography and Etching”. The College of Engineering won Excellent Organizer Award.
Assistant Professor Qing Zhang in the contest
Associate Professor Yue Cui demonstrating her teaching
The Teaching Contest for PKU Young Teachers has been an annual event since 2000. It is jointly organized by the PKU Labor Union, Office of Teaching Affairs, Office of Human Resources, Graduate School and the Center for Advancement in Teaching. It aims to provide an opportunity for PKU younger teachers to present teaching skills and exchange ideas on education. This year, a total of 41 young teachers from 24 colleges, departments and centers participated.
PKU Provost Qihuang Gong attended the event. “Talent training is the core mission of universities, and teachers and teaching are the core links of talent training. Teachers should educate people in an all-round way, not limited to the teaching and explanation of knowledge in class. This year, the university has set up new awards for teaching achievement, teaching excellence and outstanding teaching teams, in order to encourage teachers to devote more time to teaching, to train qualified personnel, and to ensure that people are satisfied with education,” said he.
The College of Engineering has always encouraged young teachers to participate in the contest. In the past years, with full support from the COE Labor Union, many teachers achieved the first, second, third and participation prizes.