On September 26 and 27, the 12th Science and Technology Festival for University Students of Shandong and the “Excitech Cup” Intelligent Manufacturing Competition were held at our University. Zhang Shuoqiu,Deputy-Secretary of the Party Committee of UJN; Li Wu, Vice-chairperson of Association for Science and Technology of Jinan; Li Yibin, Director of Technical Committee of Competition and assessment experts, respectively delivered speeches.
The meeting was broadcast live in QQ Group and Tencent Meeting Apps. Participants and instructors attended the online meeting, presided by Prof. Ze Xiangbo. Zhang Shuoqiu, Deputy-Secretary of the Party Committee of UJN, addressed a speech to the meeting and praised the participants and instructors’ efforts in overcoming difficulties and making innovations, then she wished the event a great success. Li Wu, Vice-chairperson of Association for Science and Technology of Jinan City and Prof. Li Yibin, Director of Technical Committee of Competition, as well as specialists attended the review meeting online and at site and encouraged participants with high expectations. Cao Shukun, Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering, appreciated every expert’s efforts and promised to provide satisfactory services for this competition event.
After a series of selections and online examinations, video presentation and debate, the review committee, based on the innovativeness, complexity, and technical content of the 2216 works, elected 844 award-winning projects, including 162 first-prize projects. Participants from our university won 50 awards, including 16 first prizes, 15 second prizes and 19 third prizes.
The competition event was organized by the Science and Technology Association of Shandong, Education Department of Shandong Province, the Communist Youth League Shandong Provincial Committee, Shandong Development and Reform Commission, Department of Industry and Information Technology of Shandong Province, Human Resources and Social Security Department of Shandong Province, held by the University of Jinan, Association for Science and Technology of Jinan City and Mechanical Engineering Society of Jinan and coordinated by Excitech Limited Company, ZWSOFT CO., LTD., Jinan Yuejun Trade Co., Ltd. and Yantai Shengxin Digital Technology Limited Liability Company. Due to the epidemic, the Organization Committee strictly followed the directions of relevant departments and organized the event online for convenience of students. The competition review was carried out in a transparent method through supervision and evaluation center established in the University of Jinan.
“Excitech Cup” Intelligent Manufacturing Competition is an important part of the Science and Technology Festival for University Students of Shandong and attracted many participants. This competition event, with aims to train and select innovative and systematic talents, will promote the development of intelligent manufacturing of Shandong, and provide better chances for students to study, explore and practice in mechanical engineering, control engineering and computer areas. The online competition method is a creative reform and guarantees the success of the event, encourages students’ enthusiasm for innovation and provides a beneficial exploration for competition organization form.