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3 Shanghai students win trip to South Pole

THREE university students were chosen from 600 contestants yesterday to join a scientific expedition to the South Pole in March.

They will explore the Antarctic Peninsula and observe its unique wildlife on the two-week cruise organized by 2041, a company dedicated to preserving the Antarctic.
Wang Yuzhou and Lu Yangsiyu from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shen Yatin from East China Normal University were clear standouts with their creative ideas for sustainable development and environmental protection in a contest sponsored by the Coca-Cola China, which is responsible for selecting Chinese participants.

Wang created a litter bin in the form of a basketball hoop to attract people to throw litter into the bin. He also designed a power-generating staircase.

Shen suggested that beverage companies offer discounts to those who bring their own bottles to buy drinks to cut the use of plastic bottles.

The three students will have the opportunity to make numerous shore landings, cruise along spectacular ice shelves and follow whales.

Polar expert, Robert Swan, the first person to walk to both the North and South poles and president of 2041, will lead the expedition.


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