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17th Annual National Engineering Robotics Contest (NERC 2019) culminates at NUST CEME!
NUST College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (CEME), STEM Careers Program HEC and National Centre of Robotics & Automation (NCRA) at CEME, organised the 17th Annual National Engineering Robotics Contest (NERC 2019) at the College from July 24 to 27, 2019. The four-day event had seven categories and the prize money of these categories were sponsored by NUST, STEM Careers Program HEC, Head Start School, NEXUS Technologies, Alfoze Pvt Ltd, Grana, NUST Alumni, EME Center of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ICE), Intech Automation, and IEEE Young Professionals.

NERC is the pioneering and biggest Robotics contest in the country, which attracts participants from all across Pakistan. Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Founder of Akhuwat Foundation, graced the closing ceremony as chief guest. He said that he was very glad to see the Engineering students of Pakistan being given a complete Engineering experience through NERC, and that we as a nation are progressing in these technologically advanced fields. 

The chief guest gave away prizes to the winning teams from various categories.
  1. Winner NERC 2019 Shield, with cash prize PKR 100,000: Team Markhor from NUST CEME. 
  2. 1st Runner up NERC 2019 Shield, with cash prize PKR 70,000: Team Ghori from NUST CEME. 
  3. 2nd Runner up NERC 2019 Shield, with cash prize PKR 50,000: Team Gears from Lahore Garrison University.
  4. 3 Best Engineering Design Awards, with cash prize PKR 15,000 each: Team Decepticon from NUST CEME, Team Suicide Squad from University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Taxila, and Team Khal Drogo from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
  5. Winner NERC 2019 Modular Category (Universities), with cash prize PKR 25,000: Team JF 17 Thunder from Lahore Garrison University.
  6. 1st Runner up NERC 2019 Modular Category (Universities), with cash prize PKR 15,000: Team King Robo from University of Balochistan.
  7. Winner NERC 2019 Modular Category (Schools), with cash prize PKR 25,000: Team Biryani Bots from Roots Millennium School.
  8. 1st Runner up NERC 2019 Modular Category (Schools), with cash prize PKR 15,000: Team Botistotles from EMS High School.
  9. Winner NERC 2019 Ready-to-Move Robo Race School Category, with cash prize PKR 15,000: Team Star Screen-LGSIT from Lahore Grammar School.
  10. Winner NERC 2019 Ready-to-Move Robo Race University Category, with cash prize PKR 15,000: Team Robo Nerds from PAF Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology.
  11. Winner NERC 2019 Robo Wars, with cash prize PKR 25,000: Team Lucifer from Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad.
  12. 1st Runner up NERC 2019 Robo Wars, with cash prize PKR 15,000: Team Wrecker from Dawood University Karachi.
  13. Winner NERC 2019 Sumowars, with cash prize PKR 15,000: Team Revolutioners from Dawood University Karachi.
  14. Winner NERC 2019 Aero - Contest of Drones (Category-I). with cash prize PKR 20,000: Team Griffins from Bahria University Karachi.
  15. Winner NERC 2019 Aero - Contest of Drones (Category-II), with cash prize PKR 20,000: Team Pacifier from LUMS.
  16. Winner NERC 2019 Aero - RC Build-and-Fly, with cash prize PKR 15,000: Team Hornet from PAF Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology.



July 27, 2019 
 
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