Student wins national award

Maxi Vu

Maxi VuPhD student Mr Quang (Maxi) Vu was awarded the ‘Best Student project’ at the Australian Electronics News Future Awards 2012’ held in Sydney.

The judges were very impressed with Mr Vu’s 2011 final year engineering project, ‘Armbot with Universal Gripper’.

This is the second time in three years that a La Trobe student has won this national award. In 2010 Mr Duc Huynh won for his ‘Insectabot’ project.

Mr. Vu's supervisor, Dr Robert Ross praised his student's achievement, ‘Maxi was a very dedicated student and this award recognises the great effort that he put into his final year project,’ Dr Ross says.