On July 22, 2014, a seeing-off ceremony was held for the fourth group of scientists who will carry out cooperative research in the United States and Canada.
JAAS President Yi Zhongyi and Vice President Lu Xiaoxi were invited to the meeting and made important speeches. Chiefs of JAAS administrative sectors, directors of on-campus institutes and the ten scientists to the U.S. attended the meeting.
President Yi Zhongyi pointed out that the youth is the hope of JAAS and the core competence of JAAS is the talents. He hoped the scientists to avail themselves of the opportunity to study the top-notch research methods, enhance the ability of international communication and broaden their academic horizon, especially in American society and agriculture. Vice President Lu Xiaoxi spoke highly of the support provided by the on-campus research institutes and wished a complete success to the ten scientists.
The representatives of previous groups, Wang Ran, deputy director of the Institute of Food Safety and Monitoring, Dr. Zhang Xuehan and Dr. Feng Zhixin from the Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Jin Hongmei from the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment shared their experiences of life, study and work in the United States and extended their good wishes to the new trainees.
Dr. Xue Lihong from the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment and Dr. Liu Ruixian from the Institute of Industrial Crops delivered speeches on behalf of the fourth group of scientists. Both of them expressed that they would cherish this invaluable opportunity, convert the pressure into motivation, and make efforts to carry out their studies.