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Over 500 students will participate in the 5th edition of CEM “Solar & Capacitance Model Car Races”

Macau, 11 September 2017

In the past four years CEM has been hosting the “Solar & Capacitance Model Car Races” at Coloane Power Station with the aim to enhance local students’ consciousness and recognition of the importance of using renewable energy as an effort to contribute for a suitable clean environment, as well as to improve their scientific and technical knowledge and interest in the field. The event that this year holds its 5th edition has become tremendously popular among local students, hitting a new record of 97 teams from 22 local secondary schools participating. For the first time this year, three schools representing Hong Kong, that were the Hong Kong top three teams in the Solar Model Car Race in the HK TREE 2016, will come to Macau to join. The Car Races will be held at CEM Coloane Power Station on 24 September 2017 (Sunday), co-organized by the Macao Federation of Trade Unions, Macao Youth Federation and the General Association of Chinese Students of Macao, and with the technical support of Hong Kong Technology & Renewable Energy Events (HK TREE).

While the “Solar Model Car Race” targets F4 to F6 students, the “Capacitance Model Car Race” targets F1 to F3 students, who specially gathered last Saturday at CEM Main Building to participate in a workshop aiming to prepare the students for the competitions and provide them all the necessary information to build their cars. During the workshop, students who participated in the previous edition of the races shared their experience and the thrilling moments they had during the races.

Top five teams of ‘Solar Model Car Race’ will be awarded with MOP3,000, MOP2,000, MOP1,000, MOP800 and MOP500 respectively, certificates of winning, plus a trophy for the top three teams. Teams obtaining 6th to 10th place will receive certificates of winning. The top three teams of the “Best Model Car Design” will receive MOP1,000, MOP800 and MOP500 respectively, and a trophy, while the winning team of the “Overall Fastest Lap Award” will receive MOP1,000 and a trophy.

Top five teams of the ‘Capacitance Model Car Race’ will be awarded with MOP2,000, MOP1,500, MOP1,000, MOP800 and MOP500 respectively, certificates of winning, plus a trophy for the top three teams. Teams obtaining 6th to 10th place will receive certificates of winning.

Similar to previous editions, CEM will continue to sponsor the top three winning teams of the ‘Solar Model Car Race’ and the ‘Capacitance Model Car Race’ to represent Macau to compete in the “HK TREE 2017” to be held in November 2017.

The Macau 22 secondary schools participating this year include Mateus Ricci College, Escola Nossa Senhora de Fátima, Escola Tong Sin Tong, Sacred Heart Canossian College (Chinese Section), Sacred Heart Canossian College (English Section), Pui Ching Secondary School, Escola Pui Tou, Escola São João de Brito, Kwong Tai Middle School, Escola Xin Hua, Escola Fong Chong da Taipa, Escola de Aplicação Anexa à Universidade de Macau, Escola Secundária Técnico-Profissional of Federation of Trade Unions, Escola Cham Son de Macau, Escola Portuguesa de Macau, Yuet Wah College (Chinese Section), Yuet Wah College (English Section), Sheng Kung Hui Escola Choi Kou (Macau), Macau Anglican College, Colégio de Santa Rosa de Lima (Chinese Section), Colégio Diocesano de São José (English Section), and Colégio Diocesano de São José (Chinese Section). The three Hong Kong participating teams represent the Man Kiu College, the HHCKLA Buddhist Ching Kok Secondary School and St. Joseph’s Anglo-Chinese School.

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