入圍決賽隊伍與6-10名得獎隊伍公布!!!

恭喜以上的得獎隊伍!🎊
入圍決賽隊伍商業與STEM分別各六組,即將到台北參加總決賽啦~~🎉
同時也恭喜6-10名的隊伍,每位可獲得杜倫大學或雪菲爾大學Foundation第一年獎學金GBP2,000,欲保留獎學金者(各別),4/30前聯繫官方LINE喔~

佳作隊伍公布!!!

佳作隊伍每位可獲得杜倫大學或雪菲爾大學Foundation 第一年獎學金GBP1,500,欲保留獎學金者(各別),4/30前聯繫官方LINE喔~

​競賽介紹

第七屆英國大學專題競賽開跑囉!每年藉由比賽,鼓勵學生發揮創意及整合能力,並提供高額獎學金以及進入英國名校的門票,也因此發掘出許多專才資優生。今年一樣由享譽國際的世界百大杜倫大學和雪菲爾大學在臺主辦,以期望學生大放異彩,在國際舞台一展長才。

競賽主題

專題競賽分為STEM與商業兩個項目,STEM組由Sheffield大學主辦,Business組由Durham大學主辦,學生可自由選擇任一項目進行專題計畫。

​競賽題目

Annual STEM Project High School Competition for Taiwan and South Korea Theme for 2023/2024: Control Systems Engineering

1.0 Introduction:

This year’s competition is designed to encourage creativity, innovative thinking, and appeal to young people interested in STEM and inspire them to consider pursuing their higher education in the field of control system engineering, mechatronics and robotics.

2.0 Why studying at The University of Sheffield?

The University of Sheffield has a global reputation for its exceptional teaching, impactful research, international outlook and outstanding student experience.

  • Number one in the Russell Group (National Student Survey 2023, based on aggregate responses).
  • Top 50 in the most international universities rankings (2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings).
  • Number one Students’ Union in the UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017).
  • Number one for teaching quality, Students’ Union and clubs/societies (StudentCrowd 2023 University Awards).
  • A top 20 university targeted by employers (The Graduate Market in 2023, High Fliers report).
  • Six Nobel Prize winners (Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, Sir Harry Kroto, FRS, Sir Richard Roberts, FRS, Lord Porter of Luddenham, OM, FRS, Sir Hans Krebs, FRS and Howard Florey, Baron Florey of Adelaide and Marston, FRS).

Why studying at ACSE?

The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) is the largest Control and Systems Engineering Department in Europe, with over 130 academic staff, research assistants and research students and over 300 undergraduate and postgraduate degree students.

  • ACSE is the only department in the UK and one of the best in the world dedicated to automation and systems engineering. It was established in 1968, in response to the growing importance of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering to all branches of industry worldwide.
  • ACSE provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, and research degrees offering opportunities for postgraduate training in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering and associated topics.

3.0 What is a Control Systems?

Control systems are widely used in our daily life. For example, washing machines use control systems for regulating the water level, cycle time, and temperature. Control systems also are used in monitoring and controlling various aspects of home security system – for example, motion detectors, cameras, and door locks. There are many other applications of control system in industrial automation, robotics, aerospace and in the field of biomedical for regulating the operations of medical devices and equipment.

Types of Control Systems

There are two main types of operating control systems:

  • Open-loop control systems: These systems do not use feedback for adjusting outputs. Open-loop control systems rely on pre-determined input signals for producing the desired output.
  • Closed-loop control systems: Closed-loop systems continuously measure and compare the system’s output to the desired outputs. The input signal is then adjusted accordingly. These systems, also known as feedback control systems, use feedback to adjust their outputs.

Open-loop Control System

The open-loop control system, illustrated in Figure 1, is the system where the output is not fed back to the input for comparison and correction. Therefore, the control action is not influenced by the output of the system. The system operates based only on the input command. They do not require sensors or feedback mechanisms. These control systems are being used in applications where there is no compulsion for precise or critical output. Open-loop control systems are simple and prove to be inexpensive in implementation.

Figure 1: Block diagram of an Open-loop Control System

There are many examples of open-loop control systems. Here are below some typical examples:

  • Open-loop control systems are widely used in washing machines with a timer. The duration of the washing machine is controlled by a timer. The machine operates according to the pre-set time, i.e., without any feedback from sensors or the users.
  • Most toasters have timers controlling the duration of the toasting cycle. The user sets the desired toasting time according to their needs. The toaster heats the bread at a pre-set time without any feedback from sensors or users.
  • In addition to the above two examples, open-loop control systems are widely used in many industrial applications, like conveyor systems or assembly lines.

Closed-loop Control System

This control system is continuously monitoring and adjusting its performance according to the difference between the actual output and desired output (input). As shown in Figure (2), the system’s error detector measures the difference between the desired and actual outputs. After that, the controller utilises this error signal to decide how to modify the output to minimise the error.

Figure 2: Block diagram of a Closed-loop Control System

There are different kinds of electronic devices that use a closed-loop control system. So, the applications of closed-loop control systems include, but limited to the followings:

  • Home Security System
  • Water level control system.
  • Air condition temperature control system.
  • Motor speed control system.
  • Thermostat heater control system.

4.0 Competition Task

Imagine you are an engineer…This is your chance you show off your skills by designing a control system/circuit that could do any task or job you can think of – the only limit is your imagination.

You are invited to take part in the competition, by designing a control system that solves an everyday life problem (ranging from medical application, domestic assistant, environment, industrial applications, etc.). As a team, you need to:

  • Identify the problem/challenge that you are trying to solve.
  • Clearly outline your approach of how to solve this problem (rationale).

Design a control system (prototype) that can help you in solving a real problem. You can design a new control system from scratch or add another feature to an existing control system application to improve its functionality and operations.

Nation brand

There are nearly 200 countries in the world today, all competing for resources, trade and attention. So if you’re a nation in a remote corner of the planet, how do you go about telling everyone that you exist?

Countries are increasingly copying the marketing tactics that companies use to raise their profiles, and let people know that they are open for business. Welcome to the world of nation branding. A strong country brand should encourage tourists, trading partners and investors all at once.

Please use below marketing proposals to express your ideas and actions.

Executive Summary

This section should provide a brief overview of the proposal, including the client’s needs, the proposed solutions, and the benefits of working with your company.

Market Overview

This section should provide an analysis of the target market, including the size of the market, the growth potential, the competitive landscape, and the customer needs.

Company Overview & Strategy

This section should provide an overview of your company, including your history, your expertise, and your marketing strategy.

Brand Analysis

This section should analyze the client’s brand, including the brand positioning, the brand identity, and the brand messaging.

Campaign

This section should outline the proposed marketing campaign, including the goals, the strategies, the tactics, and the timeline.

Evaluation

This section should discuss how the success of the campaign will be measured.

Sample:

Scotland’s Reputation 2022

National Indicator: Scotland’s Reputation

https://placebrandobserver.com/theory/nation-branding-perspectives/

https://surface.syr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=exchange

https://identity.sweden.se/en

競賽相關規定與辦法

​競賽規則

1.對象:高一~高三同校學生1-3人組隊參賽

2.初賽作品以全英文方式製作影片繳交

3.STEM組與Business組會各選五組進入決賽

4.決賽當天以PPT進行簡報,PPT需於繳交截止時間繳交檔案,逾期則視為棄權放棄比賽

5.參賽組別代號於12/27(三)報名截止後五個工作天陸續發送至參賽報名email

初賽參賽影片注意事項,不符合相關規定之隊伍,評審將斟酌扣分:

E-mail主旨:

STEM組:請寫7TH STEM Project Team xx (xx高中)

Business組:請寫7TH Business Project Team xx (xx高中)

影片規範:

1.影片長度8-11分鐘,不得低於8分鐘或超過11分鐘

2.參賽者(任一)須出現於影片時間至少2/3以上

3.上傳Youtube影片之標題需符合以下

STEM組:請寫7TH STEM Project Team xx (xx高中)

Business組:請寫7TH Business Project Team xx (xx高中)

4. 若有引用其他影片,請務必確認智慧財產權相關使用規範,若有盜用非授權影片之情事,將取消參賽資格

5.參賽作品連結完成上述規範寄至info2@isc-edu.com,即完成初賽作品繳交。

決賽參賽PPT注意事項,不符合相關規定之隊伍,評審將斟酌扣分:

◆ E-mail主旨:

STEM組:請寫7TH STEM Project Final Team xx (xx高中)

Business組:請寫7TH Business Project Final Team xx (xx高中)

◆ 簡報檔規範:

STEM組:請寫7TH STEM Project Team xx (xx高中)

Business組:請寫7TH Business Project Team xx (xx高中)

簡報檔案格式僅限Power Point,請配合轉檔成PPT格式

簡報檔繳交截止時間為2024/04/01下午13點止,超過1小時以內扣5分,2小時以內扣10分,3小時以內扣20分,4小時以內40分,超過2024/04/01下午18點止恕不受理

決賽作品完成上述規範寄至info2@isc-edu.com,即完成決賽作品繳交。

競賽條例

作品必須由學生自行製作,指導老師僅作輔導協助。

所有參賽作品恕不退還,作品版權(PPT&影片)歸主辦單位擁有,入選作品將發布於www.isc-edu.com網站上與youtube上。

參賽作品如涉及抄襲、著作版權侵犯或違法行為,經查證屬實,於接受作品或評審期間將不予受理;而於得獎後發現者,將撤銷其隊伍的參賽資格並收回已頒發之獎座、獎狀等獎項。參賽隊伍須對一切法律責任自行負責,與本主辦單位無關。

參賽者在遞交作品後,即表示同意上述所有條款規則,並無保留下解除任何與主辦機構因刊登其作品任何法律責任及同意賠償所有違章而引起主辦單位的損失。不遵守本章則之參賽者將會被取消參賽資格。

進入決賽隊伍,需於時間內上繳決賽當天使用PPT 現場進行簡報,檔案不能修改,由英國大學代表評選優勝隊伍。

評分標準

初賽
20%: English Ability
20%: Presentation Skills and Video Quality
20%: Creativity
20%: Practicability
20%: Registration Process and Paper Work

初賽除上述評分標準,影片規範需符合競賽規則,無符合規定者將予以扣分

決賽
20%: English Ability
20%: Presentation Skills and clarity
20%: Creativity
20%: Practicability
20%: General Performance (ex: visual aids, team work, manners etc.)

決賽PPT於截止時間後要求修改,為求比賽公平性修改PPT將予以扣分,逾期則示為放棄比賽

獎勵辦法

所有符合作品規範繳交作品的參賽隊伍,每一位參賽同學均可獲得參賽證一只,參賽證於公布組別時會再次核對報名英文拼音姓名,所有參賽者務必確認清楚英文拼音,於發放參賽證後非主辦方錯誤將不予修改補寄,參賽證於作品繳交截止日後約五個工作天統一寄送至學校,由學校老師代為發放。 寄出後將會email通知各參賽者應至何處找哪位處室老師領取。

入圍總決賽隊伍將於決賽當天頒發獎狀並獲得以下獎項:

第一名 Sheffield/Durham第一年foundation program 半額獎學金(每名組員)或 1500英鎊等值禮品券(整組)與整組獎盃一只

第二名 Sheffield/Durham第一年foundation program 4000英鎊獎學金(每名組員)或 900英鎊等值禮品券(整組)

第三名 Sheffield/Durham第一年foundation program 3000英鎊獎學金(每名組員)或 450英鎊等值禮品券(整組)

第四名 & 第五名 Sheffield/Durham第一年foundation program 2500英鎊獎學金(每名組員)

第六名~第十名 Sheffield/Durham第一年foundation program 2000英鎊獎學金(每名組員)

​獎學金針對前往雪菲爾和杜倫大學就讀之學生

獎學金至多保留一年,且須於兩週內支付1260英鎊入學保證金

比賽日程

2023/12/27(三) 13:00 報名截止

2024/02/20(二) 13:00 初賽影片繳件截止

2024/03/13(三) 13:00 公布各組初賽結果第6-10名與進入總決賽隊伍

2024/04/01(一) 13:00 入圍決賽隊伍PPT繳件截止

2024/04/13(六) 9:00-16:00 台北決賽 (決賽場地另行公布)