AVEVA Announces 4th Process Simulation Competition Targeting Chemical Engineering Students in North America and Europe

Engineers of the Future Invited to Enter AVEVA’s Academic Competition, Designed to Spot Outstanding Talent


London, UK, 30 November 2021 AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, has announced its annual Process Simulation Competition for students in North America and Europe, open to residents in the United States, Canada, UK and EU countries. The competition will provide an opportunity for students to participate in an internship at AVEVA or receive a $3,000 cash prize.

The AVEVA Process Simulation Competition, now in its 4th year, is designed to provide chemical engineering students with a unique opportunity to develop their process simulation skills. Students are invited to solve real-world engineering problems utilizing AVEVA Process Simulation, an innovative integrated platform covering the complete engineering lifecycle of design, simulation and training, and developed to enable the next generation of engineers. It is easy-to-learn software so students with no prior experience are encouraged to enter.

This year’s competition addresses one of the big challenges of transitioning to sustainable energy – storage. Currently, most research focuses on grid storage solutions that incorporate large batteries, hydroelectric storage, fuel cells, or chemical storage methods. This year’s AVEVA Process Simulation Competition will ask students to explore the process design choices that must be analyzed to store energy in the form of methanol.

Mihaela Hahne, Global Program Manager, Academic at AVEVA, said: “Building on the success of previous year, the 2022 academic competition is designed to encourage aspiring engineers to use their classroom skills to solve real-life engineering problems. Today’s students will be in the prime of their careers in 2050 – helping to steer the challenges of a changing climate. It is our goal as a company to inspire chemical engineers to shape a sustainable future.”

The 2022 competition will be split into three parts, with deadlines spread across different dates – February 1st, March 1st and April 1st. 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.

Participants can access more information and enter the competition online on the AVEVA Process Simulation Competition 2022 webpage.

AVEVA is a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability. By connecting the power of information and artificial intelligence with human insight, AVEVA enables teams to use their data to unlock new value. We call this Performance Intelligence.  AVEVA’s comprehensive portfolio enables more than 20,000 industrial enterprises to engineer smarter, operate better and drive sustainable efficiency. AVEVA supports customers through a trusted ecosystem that includes 5,500 partners and 5,700 certified developers around the world. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 6,500 employees and 90 offices in over 40 countries. Learn more at www.aveva.com.

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