AVEVA’s Academic Program Competition Targets Chemical Engineering Students in North America and Europe to Better Equip them for Professional Opportunities

Senior Chemical Engineering Scholars Invited to Enter AVEVA’s Academic Competition, Designed to Spotlight Outstanding Talent

London, United Kingdom, 15th January 2021 - AVEVA, a global leader engineering and industrial software, today announced its 2021 AVEVA Academic Program Competitions for 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 Academic Program Competition, now in its 3rd 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 also encouraged to enter.

The competition plays a significant role in helping to provide growth and development for future engineers. AVEVA Process Simulation promotes attaining organizational efficiencies through the minimization of operating costs, improving designs that reduce process utility costs, and reducing CapEx costs by optimizing equipment size.

Mihaela Hahne, Global Program Manager, Academic at AVEVA, commented: “Building on the success of previous years, 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. By offering practical experience through our industry-leading software, AVEVA is empowering the next generation of engineers and ensuring they are well-prepared for working in the industrial sector.”

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 utilizing 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, commented: “AVEVA Process Simulation enables us to predict performance and optimize 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.”

Participants can access more information and enter the competition online on the AVEVA Academic Program Competition webpages for North America and Europe.


AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software driving digital transformation across the entire asset and operations life cycle of capital-intensive industries.  The company’s engineering, planning and operations, asset performance, and monitoring and control solutions deliver proven results to over 16,000 customers across the globe. Its customers are supported by the largest industrial software ecosystem, including 4,200 partners and 5,700 certified developers. AVEVA is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 4,400 employees at 80 locations in over 40 countries. For more details visit: www.aveva.com

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