On May 5 this year, the Technical University of Moldova (TUM) organized the Exhibition of Student Works “Creation Opens the Universe”, 7th edition. The event took place at the ICT-TEKWILL Training and Innovation Center.
The exhibition included exhibits in the areas of interior, industrial, clothing and printing design, architectural and energetic works, machine and mechanical engineering, ICT, and bioenergetics, radio electronics and telecommunications, civil engineering and transport, food technology and environmental protection.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by the TUM Rector, Viorel Bostan, Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), Octavian Apostol, as well as representatives of the partners of the Technical University of Moldova such as graduates, heads of institutions and enterprises, etc. Pupils of lyceums from Chisinau, who familiarized with the creations and innovations of TUM students, also participated in the exhibition.
In the greetings addressed to the participants, the guests noted the merits and achievements of the students of the Technical University of Moldova. AGEPI Director General Octavian Apostol congratulated students for their achievements as well as for their ingenuity and creativity. Octavian Apostol also urged young people to show great ambition, courage, perseverance and work, because only in this way can be achieved beautiful results, including can be implemented the creative ideas.
In addition, the exhibition’s agenda included four public lessons and a master class designed to motivate lyceum pupils and the general public to discover engineering creation and engineering implications in everyday life.
The exhibition included a master class, where Victor Bujoreanu, TUM graduate, presented a 3D printing process with an introduction to digital manufacturing and 3D printing.
Also, the BEST Chisinau Local Group, with the support of the Technical University of Moldova, organized the Rube Goldberg Contest, where the teams built a Rube Goldberg car, which had to perform the function of turning a sheet from a book. The judging criteria were: car running without the intervention of the participants, the complexity of the car, but also the aesthetic aspect of the car. The purpose of the competition was to create a competitive environment for the student, as well as to challenge him to manifest his creativity and inventiveness.
At the same time, the exhibition agenda also included the ceremonies for awarding the winners of the National Technical Olympiad in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Plastic Art, Student Olympiad in Oil Painting “Movement in Time and Space”, Contest “Young Creator” (for pupils from schools, lyceums, colleges), EBEC Republic of Moldova-Romania Competition and the Rube Goldberg Student Contest “RG-TUM 2017”.
Traditionally, AGEPI participated with a stand, in which it organized the dissemination of information on the protection of intellectual property among participants. At the same time, AGEPI experts participated in the judging of the works presented at the Rube Goldberg Student Contest “RG-TUM 2017” and rewarded with diplomas and prizes 3 of the most creative and innovative works of the students of the Technical University of Moldova.