During November 23-25, the 4th National Engineering Application Technology Competition for College Teachers was held at Zhejiang University. A total of 153 teams from 53 colleges and universities, such as Zhejiang University and Harbin Institute of Technology, reached the final. Four teachers of SCUN entered the final after going through preliminary contests, and finally won a first prize, two second prizes and a third prize. SCUN has won the “Excellent Organization Award” for three consecutive years.
The National Engineering Application Technology Competition for College Teachers was organized by China Association of Higher Education and presented by Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University and other units. The competition, with engineering technology application as the direction, integrated the requirements on the cultivation of outstanding engineers and applied technology talents and took the technology application fields of modern manufacturing, environmental protection and new energy, automatic system, electronic information and electric engineering as the background, aimed at improving teachers’ engineering skills and enhancing their practical experience through the design of and practice in the engineering application system and the teaching practice system. There were 16 competition items centering on five themes, namely modern manufacturing, environmental protection and new energy, automatic system, electronic information and electric engineering, and competitors were required to accomplish an item independently.
SCUN teachers in competition. (Photos/Office of Academic Affairs)
The final included the sections of engineering practical operation, realization of target proposition and defense. Led by academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering Wu Cheng and Sun Youxian, tens of famous experts with rich teaching and practical experience in the engineering education field served as the final judges and on-site referees, who graded the competitors’ field operation and defense performance in the two sections of engineering practical operation and realization of target proposition and gave comprehensive ranking by competition items. Finally, teacher Shi Ying from our Experiment Teaching and Laboratory Administration Center won a first prize for “Innovative Design and Application of Electronic Technology” programs, and teacher Zhang Bingyang a second prize. Teacher Zhou Ping from our College of Resources and Environmental Science won a second prize for “Water Environment Monitoring and Treatment Technology” programs, and teacher Cheng Cong a third prize.
SCUN started to organize teachers in the engineering practice field to participate in the competition in 2016, aimed at promoting learning and teaching with the competition and improving the quality of training of engineering application professionals. In addition, SCUN has integrated the competition with undergraduate teaching to carry out practical teaching reform and innovation. For example, our College of Resources and Environmental Science has introduced the competition platform and contents into our undergraduate course Comprehensive Experiment of Environmental Engineering to improve students’ ability of comprehensive integration in water treatment unit processing.