Young students exhibit their talent in robotics contest

Rawalpindi:National Engineering Robotics Contest 2011 was organised by STEM Career Programme, HEC and NUST at the College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (EME) Rawalpindi on Saturday.

Dr. Akhtar Nawaz Malik, the Dean of Academics in his opening address, welcomed all the teams and guests. He stressed that co & extra-curricular activities play a very important role in building a sound personality & a successful human being.

Brigadier Dr. Javed Iqbal, the Head of Mechatronics Department and chief organiser of the contest, informed that 160 items from different Engineering Universities, Colleges and Institutes from all over the country registered for the qualifying round.

Major General Muhammad Shahid, Commandant College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering appreciated how the number of participants had grown over the years and the standard of the competition has risen.

At the end of the ceremony the chief guest Dr. Ansar Parvez, Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission gave away the prizes to the winning teams of the contest in the following categories Winner NERC 2011 Shield with cash prize of Rs80,000 was awarded to Virtuoso (SEECS, NUST), 1st Runner up NERC 2011 Shield with cash prize of Rs50,000 was awarded to Line Cruser Returns (University of Lahore), 2nd Runner up NERC 2011 Shield with cash prize of Rs40,000 was awarded to Box Hunter (Bahria University), 2 x Best Engineering Excellence Awards were given to the team M6 from College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering and Infinity from CASE, 3 x Best Engineering Design Award with cash prize of Rs30,000 each was awarded to Nuts & Volts (NED, Karachi), Mechatron (Wah Engineering College), MUET boy (MUET, Jamshoro), Winner NERC 2011 Lego Award with cash prize of Rs25,000 was shared by Agent 47 (Beacon house Educational Complex) and Appache786 (Army Public School E & ME), 1st Runner up NERC 2011 Lego Award with cash prize of Rs15,000 was awarded to Balistic Catapult (Beacon House Educational Complex), 2nd Runner up NERC 2011 Lego Award with cash prize of Rs10,000 was awarded to Lego Baba and Captain Jack Sparrow, Youngest participants Award with cash prize of Rs5,000 was awarded to Fayed Arshad of 6th class in Headstart School, 5 x Participants & Performance Awards (Less NUST Students) Rs15,000 each to Legomegatron (Headstart School), Infiltrator (FG Sir Syed College), Kratos (SEECS, NUST), Botzilla (NED University), The Quest Small boy (Quaid-i-Azam University of Engineering, Nawabshah), Spirit of

Participation Award was awarded to Baluchistan Institute of IT, Engineering and Management sciences.The news.

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