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Introduction

      The Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Republic of China (STAM) is a nonprofit membership organization that comprises of Taiwanese experts from diverse fields in mechanics. In 2001, STAM materialized the establishment of the science popularization committee, whose main responsibility is to promote public understanding of mechanics and science communication. From 2002 to 2014, STAM, in cooperation with several educational institutions, devoted to organize national senior high school mechanics competition in Taiwan. Due to the growing demands from research institutes like universities, college students are required to equip with the necessary technological capabilities as well as hands-on experience. In order to enhance design-driven innovation capability of college students in Taiwan, STAM in conjunction with universities had proposed national mechanics contests for college students since 2015. In 2017, this contest has been upgraded to an international one. Students from countries of the Asia-Pacific region are welcome to participate in this competition. Through this contest, college students can have a chance to mutually collaborate and compete. Further, students can engage their imagination, passion and creativity to technology innovations and to advance knowledge in mechanics.
      Although mechanics has been widely used in engineering applications, the general public has not well acquainted with the concepts of mechanics. In fact, there are a lot of simple and interesting phenomena related to mechanics in our daily life, e.g. the frequency change in siren sound of ambulance/police car, construction of arch bridge, high frequency wide band ultrasonic devices, the development of atomic force microscopes, etc. As such, the Asia-Pacific Mechanics Contest for College Students has been hosted by STAM and National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) to combine mechanics and engineering since 2019. In an era of knowledge-based economy, the undergraduate education must focus on not only the in-class lectures/activities but also out-of-class homework/projects. By actively promoting public science education, students can have an opportunity to get to know engineering-related subjects and develop a strong interest in mechanics research.
      STAM and NCREE are honored to host 2020 Asia-Pacific Mechanics Contest for College Students, in which the Department of Civil Engineering at National Chiao Tung University is the local organization. The mission of the contest is to arouse the passion of mechanics among college students. We cordially invite students from related academic departments to join this event. Further, we hope that all participants will learn collaboration, think creatively, apply what they have learned practically, and enjoy the process.

Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Republic of China (STAM)
http://www.stam.org.tw/

National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE), NARLabs
http://www.ncree.org.tw/

Important dates and location

Registration deadline: from now on to June 15, 2020
Date: July 14, 2020
Location: 1001 University Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30010
Department of Civil Engineering (Engineering Building II), National Chiao Tung University

Participants and prizes

      The participants should be the college students recommended by the advisor and form a team with 5 people. Please fill in the recommendation letter and send it to Associate Professor Judy Yang via email: jpyang@nctu.edu.tw
      The pre-tax prizes for the first, second, and third winning teams are NTD 50000, NTD 30000, and NTD 10000, respectively. Each participant will receive a certificate after the contest.

If you like to print a poster and post it on prominent notice-boards you can download it here:
Flyer
Recommendation letter

Contest

      The main spirits of the contest are hands-on learning and mechanics-based thinking. The organizer will give the topic before the contest. The contestants should design and make their finished products in advance.
       Contestants of a team will be judged based on on-site experimental testing and their presentation content (Q&A), with the winners receiving the prizes. The PowerPoint file should email to the organizer prior to arrival. (email: jpyang@nctu.edu.tw)

Contact Information

NCTU Civil Engineering homepage:http://cv.nctu.edu.tw/APMC2020/contents.html
Facebook : Asia-Pacific Mechanics Contest for College Students
Contact: Professor Judy Yang at National Chiao Tung University
TEL: 03-5712121#54912
Email: jpyang@nctu.edu.tw



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
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