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Applications open for The Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2022

on 19 January 2022

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites Romanian students with an engineering or physics background to take part in the Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2018, organised by ESA’s Education Office from 4 to 8 April 2022, at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility in ESEC-Galaxia, Transinne, Belgium. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2022.

Four groups of up to 30 University students will participate in this Concurrent Engineering Challenge: one directly from the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility and the others from different Concurrent Engineering Facilities (CEF) located in three European universities, respectively: EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland), the University of Liège (Belgium) and the University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg).

Concurrent engineering is a method of designing and developing products in the space sector. Contrary to the traditional design methods, in Concurrent Engineering all subsystems are designed simultaneously, as specialists of all disciplines and subsystems collaborate all together working in joint sessions conducted in a dedicated facility named Concurrent Design Facility (CDF).

The four groups of university students located around Europe will not compete against each other. Instead, they will use video conferencing to share each day’s progress, raise any particular difficulties they are facing, and receive helpful inputs from the other participants. At the end of the week, each group will present their final design to the three other groups.

In order to participate at the activity in Belgium, students must fulfil the following criteria at the time of application: be aged minimum 18, be a citizen of an ESA Member State, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania or Slovenia,  be enrolled as a full-time Master or PhD student in a university (not graduating before the challenge), be studying an engineering subject or physics.

The selected students will be sponsored by ESA, which will cover accommodation and meals as well as up to 200 euro for travelling to Transinne, Belgium.

More information on how to apply is available at this link.

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