The “2023 BOC STEM Talent Challenge” is jointly organized by the University of Macau’s Centre for Science and Engineering Promotion and the Alumni and Development Office. This initiative has received sponsorship from the BOC Macau and is further supported by the Macao Science Center. A series of STEM promotional events is set to take place in October 2023.

With the aim of promoting national scientific and technological advancements, the Centre will be conducting six pre-competition training workshops from October to November. These workshops will focus on the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System technology, providing insights into the pertinent aspects of the space segment, ground segment, and user segment. Students will be able to gain hands-on experience with the system’s performance using experimental kits and explore its applications across various industries in Macao. This aims to enhance students’ understanding of the nation’s scientific research and development efforts, thereby bolstering their proficiency in interdisciplinary knowledge and skills.

The workshops also help students prepare for the “BOC STEM Talent Challenge” which is set to open application in December this year. The competition is open to students currently studying in Macao from F.2 to F.6 in the 2023/2024 academic year.  In addition, we newly added Teacher’s Award this year to recognize the dedicated teachers who play a vital role in nurturing STEM talents. Both interested teachers and students are encouraged to register. Awarded projects with practical applications in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may be selected and provided with specialized guidance and training by the university. The aim is to apply students’ concepts to real-life situations and potentially nominate winning projects for participation in both national and international science and technology competitions.

For more information about the training workshops and competition, please refer to the Macau University’s Center for Science and Engineering Promotion website at (

For any inquiries, please contact Miss Tai at the Center for Science and Engineering Promotion via phone at 88224503 or email at