AVEVA launches competition for chemical engineering students

Dec. 13, 2018
Competition aims to introduce students to new skills and techniques in preparation for careers

AVEVA, a supplier of engineering and industrial software, is inviting senior year chemical engineering students in North America to enter a competition with industrial process simulation software at its center.

The competition will involve using SimCentral, AVEVA’s industrial simulation platform, to solve a problem created by the company in collaboration with Dr. Richard Turton, renowned author and industry expert in the field of chemical process simulation. The competition will take place remotely and students do not need to be proficient in the software to enter – training will be provided.

The competition aims to introduce students to new skills and techniques in preparation for careers that increasingly rely on Industry 4.0 and the use of modern engineering process design, simulation and optimization applications. Students are encouraged to be as innovative and creative as possible in their approach.

“By participating in this competition, students will be able to gain valuable experience that will stand them in good stead as they look to transition from academia to the workplace,” said Amish Sabharwal, vice president of Engineering at AVEVA, in a statement. “The digital transformation of the chemical engineering industry is now underway and I look forward to seeing the work its future stars produce."

Registration for the competition is now open through December 31, 2018. Students can register here.

The best two submissions, as judged by AVEVA and Dr. Turton, will receive cash prizes. First prize will receive $3,000, and the runner-up will receive $1,500. 

The full details of the task will be circulated to entrants on January 7, 2019, with March 15, 2019 being the deadline for submissions and the winners being announced April 30, 2019.

AVEVA is unable to open this competition to students in Quebec.