Taipei Cheng Shih University rejoices in 125 invention medals
By Hsuan Chung-wen, Special to The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei Cheng Shih (City) University (TPCU, 臺北城市科技大學) has won 125 international invention competition medals across Asia and Europe, according to the university.
February 18, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
Last year at the International Invention Competition in Geneva, Switzerland, the school won seven gold medals, four silver medals, seven bronze medals and one special medal, said TPCU. The university also said they won gold, silver and special medals at the Pittsburgh International Invention Competition, Malaysia International Invention Competition and Taipei International Invention Competition
The university said that at the British International Invention Competition based in London, TPCU won 22 gold medals, nine silver medals, seven bronze medals and a diamond award, which was the highest medal of the 2012 invention competition.
In Seoul in 2011, TPCU won two gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals in the International Invention Competition. In Nuremburg, at Germany's International Invention Competition, the school won two silver medals, said the university.
TPCU has won a total of 125 medals. The university said that the winning products ranged from transmission systems for vehicles, a motorcycle seat with a cooling and warming device, a solar-powered bin, an interactive testing device for safe driving, and controllable energy-saving lamps.
Aim of TPCU
Assistant Professor Hsueh Ming-hsien (薛明憲 ) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering said that the university aims to make devices to solve daily problems and increase convenience for product users.
Dr. Wu Younger (吳榮貴), dean of the Business College, said that the educational policy for the school is to equip the students with one diploma, two languages, three national and international awards, and four professional licenses.
Lee Jiunn-chyi (李俊奇), dean of the Industrial Engineering College, said that it is necessary to cultivate the students with both theory and applied skills. He said that extra-curricular activities are also required for students, so they do not just concentrate solely on books and inventions.
Chen Kwei-ming (陳癸明), a second-year student from the Graduate School of Mechanical and Electronics Engineering, and a winner of several gold medals, said that he has been the fellow student with Professor Tsai Yen-hsin (蔡彥欣) for many years. Professor Tsai inspired him in many ways, said Chen. He said the professor encouraged him to take part in basketball, hiking, swimming and exercise.
President of TPCU Lien Hsin-chung (連信仲) has a close relationship with all the students, which is helped by the fact that he had graduated from TPCU himself, said the university. TPCU said that the president often welcomes the students at the entrance of the school in the morning and chats with students on the campus to find out their difficulties and needs. Dr. Lien said that not only is the school the cradle of the inventors, but also for the leaders and professional specialists in every field of society.