9 Southern Regional Champion Groups Enter National High School Solar Car Model Competition Final
Release Date 17 October 2021 Mandarin
Nine teams from 4 vocational high schools stood out at the recent southern regional championship of the 16th National High School Solar Car Model Competition. They will strive to top this competition at the final on Oct 31 at National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall.
The final of the contest was held at Nanzih Campus. The final theme was to use Kaohsiung local seafood to create healthy and friendly desserts for the elderly. This on-campus event invited outside judges to evaluate students' works.Professor Ay, Herchang of Mold and Die Engineering Department (MDE), who has overseen the competition for years, said: “This pandemic has nearly forced the 16th competition to call off this year. Gratefully, high school teachers around the nation strongly supported the competition to be held as scheduled. The regional competitions, thus, went off without a hitch.”
He then added: “Due to the COVID outbreak this May, we were unable to hold it during the summer vacation but this Oct. The change of dates disrupts students' schedules, and they have less time to prepare and produce their solar car models during the term.”
“Students attend the competition both to catch up the trend and, also, to pave the way for their future in the solar energy field.”
“Renewable energy and green vehicles are growing popular in our daily life. Students attend the competition both to catch up the trend and, also, to pave the way for their future in the solar energy field,” says Dr. Wu, Chung-Hsin, Dean of Engineering College.
The number of competing teams was less than last year due to the COVID outbreak. The race attracted 49 groups of 23 schools throughout Taiwan to register; twenty-eight teams from the northern area and twenty-one teams from the southern.
Compared with the number of groups attended last year, it dropped nearly 30% this year. In 2020, the top three teams were students from KYICVS, ESSH, and the five-year junior college program of the Mold and Die Engineering Department. They would have attended the international competition in Australia, but the pandemic forced the race to call off. They may rejoin the race this year to present the best skill of Taiwanese high school students.
Nine teams in the southern regional championship of the 16th National High School Solar Car Model Competition entered the final, including two teams from PTIVS, five teams from KYICVS, one team from NKUST, and one team from FSVS.
Translated/Edited by Jess Lin