Opening Ceremony of the National Olympiad in Mechanics XXX in 2018

On April 15 at the National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE), Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations in collaboration with Vietnam Association of Mechanics and Vietnam Students Union organized the Opening Ceremony of the National Olympiad in Mechanics XXX in 2018 in the Northern Region.

The ceremony is honored to welcome the presence of: Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Dang To – Vice- President of Vietnam Association of Mechanics, Head of the organizing committee; Assoc. Prof. Pham Xuan Anh – Vice-Rector of NUCE, representatives of leaders of 15 universities, together with all competitors.

Overall view of the Hall of Ceremony

Giving the opening speech, Assoc. Prof. Pham Xuan Anh – Vice-Rector of NUCE warmly welcome 15 student delegations of universities, colleges participating in the 30 th National Olympiad in Mechanics. Assoc. Prof. Pham Xuan Anh stressed that National Olympiad of Mechanics is not only a valuable playground for students who love mechanics, but has also become a core activity, a place to initiate and spread learning spirits to students in universities, academies. The competition contributes in enforcing the studying and researching environment, raising the education quality of institutes. Through the competitions, training institutes discover, train and encourage talents in mechanics, thus help them develop and grow in their careers. Moreover, the National Olympiad in Mechanics is a chance to exchange research, connect universities nationwide, it is an environment to bond students, to enable them cooperate, learn from each other, strengthen their competence and confidence.

Assoc. Prof. Pham Xuan Anh – Vice-Rector of NUCE gives the opening speech

Since 1989, this is the 30 th National Olympiad in Mechanics. According to the organizing committee, this year’s Olympiad is commenced simultaneously in all three Regions: Northern, Central and Southern with three corresponding hosts being: National University of Civil Engineering, University of Science and Technology – The University of Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City Open University which attracted the participation of thousands of students.

In the Northern Region, the Olympiad welcomes students from 16 universities competing in 12 subjects of Mechanics. In the morning of 15 April 2018, competitors will participate in the theoretical subjects: Theoretical Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Structural Mechanics, Hydraulics, Soil Mechanics, Machine Details, and Principles of Machine. In the afternoon, competitors will participate in practical subjects: Computer Application in Machine Details, Computer Application in Strength of Materials, Computer Application in Structural Mechanics, and Computer Application in Principles of Machine. Expectedly, the jury will announce results and award prizes on 19 May 2018 at NUCE.

Competitors preparing to enter the first round

The National Olympiad in Mechanics is considered an intellectual contest in order to develop and encourage young talents in the field of Mechanics, to promote the learning of Mechanics subjects in universities. It is also a playground for universities to share their training and researching experiences, for students and those who are passionate towards Mechanics – an influential field in many Scientific and Engineering majors to collaborate..

Trang Ninh – IC Dept.