Engineering and Technology students win third prize in MECA 2023


TVU – The team from the School of Engineering and Technology of Tra Vinh University took third place in the final of the Mitsubishi Electric Cup Automation 2023 (MECA 2023) held by Mitsubishi Electric Vietnam (MEVN) at Hanoi University of Science and Technology on July 15, 2023.

Taking part in the MECA 2023 were 18 teams from 12 universities across the country, including Hanoi University of Science & Technology (HUST), University of Transport and Communications (UTC), Hanoi University of Industry (HAUI), Thai Nguyen University of Technology (TNUT), Hung Yen University of Technology and Education (UTEHY), Danang University of Science & Technology (DUT), HCMC University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE), Industrial University of HCMC (IUH), Ton Duc Thang University (TDT), HCMC University of Technology (HUTECH), Can Tho University (CTU), and Tra Vinh University (TVU).

Members of team 3TQ (TVU) with their products for the final round

There were two rounds of the competition. The models were introduced and demonstrated in round one. Six excellent teams were chosen to advance to the second round, which was the presentation and question-and-answer round. The judges then determined the winning team and rated the top three teams after round two. The organizers also gave out four extra prizes to the teams with the most impressive design, innovative idea, energy-efficient solution, and environmental preservation solution.

3TQ’s captain presenting during the 2nd round

On this occasion, the teams displayed a wide range of fantastic products and concepts, as well as answers to real-world issues and innovative technological solutions. The team “3TQ” from Tra Vinh University, consisting of Electrical and Electronic Engineering students specializing in Control Engineering and Automation Technology, brought a model of an “automatic dried shrimp shelling and packaging machine” to the competition. This was a concept developed according to actual local demands. The judges and the organizers highly appreciated the project’s applicability and feasibility. Team 3TQ was excellently among the top six teams entering round two. The team performed admirably in round two and took third place overall. As a final result, HCMC University of Technology and Education took home the first prize in this year’s competition.

Team 3TQ being awarded at the competition
Team members with their award

By Lan Anh