On Oct. 26th, 2017, No. 2 Secondary School Affiliated to Tongji University held a big event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of International Office and the cooperation with Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.
This activity was divided into two halves. The first half to carry out was the Students’ Mini-Forum. The students reviewed every detail of the 10th anniversary collaboration with Tecnológico de Monterrey through a 10-year video review, Chinese and foreign student project presentations, Chinese Culture presentations and a 10-year exchange show.
Mr. Frederic Balp, Director of International Affairs, Faculty of High School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, commented on the "3D Print and Function Modeling" of Mexican students and the "School Bus Changed from Public Transport and Old Community Bus Integration Design" from Chinese students. He said: "The future of science is not only related to the industry, design and production, but also related to use innovative technology to help people around us. Either 3D printing or community bus, you can see the concern about human society from young students and their willing to make a contribution to the world.
Principals’ Forum on the topic “Cultivate Citizens of Creation and Global Vision” was held for the second half. Mr. Joachim Fertig, Mr. Carlos Maga?a，Mr. Lu Jie, Mr. Francisco Huerta Tamayo, Mr. Lin De long, Ms. Liu Youxia, Chief Party Secretary from Teachers’ Post-Education College, Putuo District all addressed their speeches，sharing their ideas and practice in their own schools.
They witnessed the growth and development of No. 2 SSATU for the past 10 years and the prosperous achievements of International Office as well. They published different views on school history, major achievements, innovation and development in speeches, and discussed how to integrate the internal and external resources under the STEAM educational concept to lead students to carry out scientific innovation and show a number of vivid cases for mutual study.
Finally, Mrs. Liu You Xia, Chief Party Secretary from Teachers’ Post-Education College, Putuo District, as the formal principal of No. 2 SSATU, led us to look back the past and look forward to the future, expecting No.2 SSATU to carry out more international exchange projects, continuing maintaining collaborative cooperation with sister schools. We believe there must be a promising future for the STEAM education in No.2 SSATU.
Having held hands tightly for ten years, we are approaching a new era together. The 10th anniversary was just a midway-station for everybody presented. Let us look forward to the fruitful achievements of international education exchanges in the future and the more brilliant tomorrow of No.2 SSATU together.