Last week a national stage of European engineering competition EBEC 2015 was held in Vinnytsia National Technical University
Teams from Lviv, Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia and Vinnytsia competed for the right to represent Ukraine at the European final in Porto (Portugal). Thirty-two students competed in two categories: Case Study (analytic tasks) and Team Design (design and simulation). They also solved creative and at the same time challenging engineering tasks.
The organizers of the event are students who are members of the Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) ─ the Council of students of technical universities in Europe. Local branches of the BEST unit 96 universities in 33 European countries.
At Design Team category teams got the task for three days ─ to build a Gauss gun. At Case Study category teams got a new task every day and managed to solve three problems: to create a new unique design of the attraction, to organize an innovative production using a 3D-printer and to develop a marketing strategy to market the new product. Presentations were held in English.
The team “Order of the Orange Screwdriver” from Zaporizhzhia won the first place in the category Design Team. Their Gauss gun was recognized as the best by the judges. The team “Shukaiemo Robotu” (“Job Search”) from Kyiv had the highest amount of points for three days in the category Case Study. However, for technical reasons the team “316Team” from Lviv won the right to represent Ukraine at the European final ЕВЕС in Portugal.
We will meet again next year and wish the victory to the Ukrainian teams at the European final of EBEC 2015!
Photos from the eventhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/bestvinnytsia/sets/72157653022442319
Kseniia IVCHENKO and Kseniia PYSARENKO, students of VNTU