By: Chen Chih-chung and Ko Lin
Taipei, Feb. 2 (CNA) The Tang Prize Foundation announced on Friday the winner of its creative competition for high school students, with Tainan First Senior High School garnering the top award for its innovative invention – a board game.
Nicknamed the Asian Nobel Prize, the Tang Prize is funded by Taiwanese businessman Samuel Yin. In 2015, the Tang Prize Foundation teamed up with high schools in Taiwan to launch a program aimed at inspiring students’ interest in the award’s four fields — Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science, Sinology and Rule of Law.
In this year’s contest, the team of students from the Tainan high school won the award for an invention related to the biopharmaceutical science and sinology categories of the Tang Prize, with a board game they invented that is themed after traditional Chinese medicine. In the game, players take on the role of doctors to compete with each other to treat patients by dealing cards that feature various prescriptions.