Quick, time is running out for this cool contest.

AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, is for the first time 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 optimisation 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. “The digital transformation of the chemical engineering industry is now underway and I look forward to seeing the work its future stars produce,” he added.

Registration for the competition is now live, deadline 31 December 2018.

The best two submissions, as judged by AVEVA and Dr. Turton, will receive cash prizes:

· First place: $3,000

· Runner-up: $1,500

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

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

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