School Flag of XTU Flutters at the South Pole
Braving the storms for 182 days, the China’s 26th Antarctic expedition returned with glory on April 10 successfully accomplishing the scheduled inspection tasks. Xie Chengyin, a graduate from the School of Mechanical Engineering of XTU participated in the expedition mission and planted the school flag of XTU at the South Pole.
“As a graduate of Xiangtan University, I feel proud of my Alma Mater all the time and of course yearn to bring honour to her. I want to express my gratitude to my Alma Master by means of this special way of planting the school flag at the South Pole.” Facing the school flag fluttering at the South Pole, Xie Chengyin spoke his mind.
Xie Chengyin is an undergraduate in 2006 from the School of Mechanical Engineering of XTU. After graduation, he worked as a laboratory assistant in the Robotics Institute of Beihang University (BUAA). At present, he takes charge of the R&D and implementation of the international cooperation project of “the development of robot system for polar exploration” of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China. After learning that he would make the summer inspection along with the China’s 26th Antarctic expedition at the Zhongshan Station of the South Pole, Xie contacted with the Alma Master and expressed his aspiration to plant the school flag at the South Pole.
(Newspaper of Xiangtan University, Reporter: Jiang Haiwen)