Now in its 3rd year, the competition, open to residents in the United States, Canada, UK and EU countries, invites students to solve real-world engineering problems utilising AVEVA Process Simulation, integrated platform. It is easy-to-learn software so students with no prior experience are also encouraged to enter.
Mihaela Hahne, Global Program Manager, Academic at AVEVA, said: “The 2021 academic competition is designed to attract aspiring engineers, allowing them to transfer the skills they have learned in the classroom into real-life engineering problems.”
The 2021 competition will be split into three parts, with deadlines spread across different dates – February 15th, March 15th and April 15th. This provides students the opportunity to enter the competition multiple times, while also supporting their academic coursework, enabling eager participants to tackle a new and different project on three occasions. As a result, contestants can gain a wide range of skills, knowledge and practical experience with AVEVA’s Process Simulation by working on a unique project for each phase. Entrants will be judged on several criteria including the quality, completeness and precision of their project entry, as well as their process engineering and simulation abilities.
Ryan Muir, winner of the 2019 North America AVEVA Simulation Academic Competition, who was hired by AVEVA after his internship, encourages other students to participate in the 2021 competition: “The competition is an exciting, yet challenging opportunity for students to attain some very useful hands-on experience utilising AVEVA Process Simulation, as well as interact with drivers in simulation. It will also provide a competitive advantage for all those contestants preparing to enter full-time work. As an AVEVA employee today, I have been able to leverage the practical and creative experiences that the competition provided for my career growth and development as a models and applications engineer.”
Previous participants have also gone on to work with AVEVA’s industrial sector customers such as Covestro. Jochen Steimel, Expert Process Simulation Software Lead at Covestro, said: “AVEVA Process Simulation enables us to predict performance and optimise processes with a high degree of accuracy, enabling our engineers to focus on innovation. It’s inspiring to see AVEVA’s academic competition giving our future colleagues the opportunity to have contact with a next-generation simulation tool before they leave education. Equation-oriented simulation and open-equation modelling will be a key element in the industry of tomorrow, and AVEVA is leading the way in the industry by empowering students with this early insight.”
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