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“MGM Youth Popular Science Series – Macau Space Dream Project” Held Successfully
Nurturing Future Talents and Facilitating Innovation in the Field of Technology
The award and graduation ceremony of the “MGM Youth Popular Science Series – Macau Space Dream Project” was held today (Jul 9), showcasing students’ accomplishments.

To nurture Macau’s future talents in science and technology, MGM has joined forces with the Association for Promotion of Science and Technology of Macau (MAPST) and the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA), to roll out “MGM Youth Popular Science’’ series in May, with the launch of the “Macau Space Dream Project” (Project).  It is the first project in Macau themed on space science and payload technology, designed exclusively for local youth through a three-pronged approach of “Learning, Practice & Research”. The two-month Project has attracted nearly 250 students to exercise their scientific and technological creativity and apply aerospace theories. The award and graduation ceremony of this Project was held today (Jul 9) at MGM COTAI, with the aim to showcase students’ accomplishments and encourage them to continue to pursue the aerospace dream.


Hubert Wang, President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “The first Macau payload specialist has been selected as the Nation’s fourth group of reserve astronauts recently, signifying a major breakthrough in Macau’s aerospace technology. As the advancement of scientific technology has to be passed on by the younger generation, we have witnessed the enthusiasm for aerospace technology of Macau’s youth, as well as their scientific literacy and innovative spirit through the related activities and competitions of the Project in May.  We believe this Project will inspire the students to realize their aerospace dreams, which will then give fresh impetus into both Macau’s and the Nation’s aerospace development in the future.”


Chui Sai Peng Jose, President of MAPST, said, “MAPST has been committed to organizing different kinds of activities of popular science for 27 years, which helps to nurture technological and polytechnic talents in Macau. The Project comprising training, workshops, competitions and educational tours, allows Macau’s youth to broaden horizons, develop goals in life and cultivate the sense of nationalism among them.”


Wang Yiran, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of CSA, said, “Through this project with an array of courses, training, educational tours and international competitions on aerospace science, we aspire to spark local youth’s enthusiasm for space exploration. It also cultivates their nationalism to serve the Nation, while sharing good stories of Macau and China to the world. We hope to help more young people in Macau to further develop their passion for aerospace, contributing to the Nation’s aerospace dream."


The “Macau Space Dream Project” was made up of two initiatives. One was the "Macau Youth Creative Design Competition of Space Experiment" for Form 1 to 5 students, where competing teams engaged in systematic training taught by national-level aerospace experts. After the training, each participating team submitted a creative space experiment design that was evaluated by CSA experts and professionals from Macau’s technology sectors. The winning teams will conduct a research about the "International Moon Day" in Harbin this summer. Additionally, the team with Golden Award will represent Macau to compete at the ISSSP 2024 held in Hong Kong this August. The other initiative was the “Call from Deep Space" Experiential Camp for Primary 5 to 6 students, which allowed participants to learn aeronautical theories and hands-on knowledge from an interactive "script game" at an immersive one-day experiential camp. It also provided workshops such as making and launching water rockets, assembling satellite models, and more. Distinguished participants will join an in-depth study tour of the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai this November.


Apart from this Project, MGM will also support other science-focused educational events hosted by MAPST, including the 2024 National Youth Science Camp and the opening ceremony and the first course of Macau’s sub-camp, as part of initiatives under the “MGM Youth Popular Science” series. Besides, MGM will hold a sharing session on the science application in an integrated resort, providing the public with a deeper knowledge of technology through real-life case studies, to improve their overall scientific literacy.


This Project is jointly organized by MGM, MAPST and CSA; advised by the Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ); and supported by the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Exchange Office of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST); School of Aerospace Engineering of the Beijing Institute of Technology; the Chinese Educators Association of Macau; the Macau Catholic Schools Association; Macao Civil Service Educational Association; the Macao Science Center; and the Macau Youth Science Education Association.


The guests of honor at the award and graduation ceremony include Qian Yan, Deputy Curator of the China Science and Technology Museum; Yu Miao, Director of the International Cooperation Center of China Aerospace; Zhang Bin, Deputy Director of the CAST; ; Lam Man Tat, Head of the Department of Administration of the DSEDJ of Macao SAR; Peng, Xiangyang, Second-level Consultant of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR; Hubert Wang, President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM China Holdings Limited; Chui Sai Peng Jose, President of MAPST; Wang Yiran, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of CSA; Chan Hong, President of the Chinese Educators' Association of Macau; Chow Pak Fai, President of the Macau Catholic Schools Association; Sio Hon Pan, Curator of the Macau Science Center and Chairman of MAPST; Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources of MGM; Irene Wong, Senior Vice President of Public & Community Relations of MGM; Tang Huajun, Chairman of the Macau Youth Science Education Association, and representative of supporting units and participating students.



About MGM


MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau. 


MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.


MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.


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