On the morning of March 11th, 2018, the final round of "Intel Galileo U-Invent 2018" took place with five teams selected from 14 high school student groups with 17 topics in Danang city. The winner was PCT Inventers team with the idea “Intelligent traffic system for assisting the blind to cross the road where traffic lights are located as well as preventing accidents at crossroads or alleys.”
Ms. Vu Thi Bich Hau - Deputy Director of Danang Department of Science and Technology, member of the jury (right photo) and Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong – Vice Rector interim of VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education, the University of Danang (VNUK-UD) awarded the First Prize for PCT Inventors team
The PCT Inventors team presented the concept (right photo) and performed a simulation of the intelligent system model (left photo).
The second prize was awarded to DNL team with the idea of an intelligent sewer system that greatly reduces the amount of waste accumulated in sewers. The third prize was belong to C-Team with the idea of an arm robot to help the disabled people to solve daily work.
The DNL team presented the concept (left photo) and simulated the intelligent sewer system model (right photo).
Team C - Team presented the idea and made simulation of an arm robot to support the disabled people
The competition was organized by VNUK-UD, with the key topic based on Galileo board (provided by Intel). Throughout the competition, with the theme "Smart Cities," students had developed many useful and potential ideas that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in urban areas. It is known that the Creative Experience Competition with Intel Galileo U-Invent is an initiative of Texas A & M University, USA, under the framework of project "Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training” (USAID COMET) and has been held in many countries in the Mekong region. UD is one of 12 members participating in this project.
MA. Ho Ngoc Ngoc - Vice Director, International Cooperation Department, UD, Administrator of the USAID COMET project at UD, gave flowers to the mentors of the competition
At the final round, Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong, Vice Rector of VNUK-UD shared that the contest did not focus on the final product but rather focused on experimenting in the processof creating the product. Students had shown creativity and the spirit of learning during the competition.
Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong gave flowers to members of the jury
The contest was significant in fostering knowledge, developing creative thinking, promoting problem solving, and spurring entrepreneurial spirit, and especially encouraging personality and sense of community service for students in Danang City, said Dr. Nguyen Thi Huong.
Launched on January 2, 2018, the competition attracted the participation of more than 200 students from high schools in Danang. Throughout four rounds of competition fromthe startup round, design, and implementation and presentation, the contest had spread the inspiration of creativity and spirit to test new ideas for the students under the guidance of experts in science and technology and business.