Our school students won the second prize of the 8th National College Students Mechanical Innovation Design Competition
Published time: 2018-08-23 Author: Qiao Jinwei Source: School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Editor: Yu Xiaoqin
Recently, the final of the 8th National College Students' Mechanical Innovation Design Competition ended successfully at Pingfeng Campus in Zhejiang University of Technology . After several rounds of competition, Wang Zhuangzhuang, Zhou Tao, Zhang Xinqiang, Li Tengfei, Wang Xiaolong and other students, under the guidance of the teachers, Wang Fei and Qiao Jinyu, of the School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering of our school have completed the entry “A Flexible and Anti-Invasive Apple Assisted Picking Machine”, which has finally won the second prize of the nation and has achieved a new breakthrough in the national award of college students in mechanical innovation design.
The theme of this competition is “focusing on people's livelihood and beautiful homeland”. The content of the competition is to design and manufacture small parking machinery that solves the problem of parking for family vehicles in urban communities, and small mechanical devices or tools for assistance in manual picking of 10 kinds of fruits including apple, citrus, strawberry and so on. Since its official launch in March 2017, it has attracted 5,276 teams from 703 colleges and universities in 30 provinces including Zhejiang University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Tianjin University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Jilin University. The number of students involved has reached more than 100,000 people, the number of colleges and universities, the entries and the participants are the highest record among all previous ever. After the first stage of the preliminaries and finals of various provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in domestic, a total of 181 entries in 113 universities entered the second stage of the finals.
The National College Student Mechanical Innovation Design Competition is held every two years and is one of the most influential college student competitions in China. The competition aims to guide colleges and universities to focus on cultivating college students' innovative design awareness, comprehensive design ability and teamwork spirit; strengthen the cultivation of students' practical ability and engineering practice training, and improve students’ abilities of innovative thinking, mechanical design and production according to actual needs; promote the transfer and transformation of mechanical design results; attract and encourage students to participate in extracurricular science and technology activities, to open up conditions for outstanding talents to stand out.