Hear ye, hear ye! The largest simulation modeling students’ competition is once again, here! Simio’s biannual students’ competition provides graduate and undergraduate students with the chance to compete against the best teams across the globe to win fantastic prizes.
Competing with like minds on the global stage is half the thrill our biannual Simulation Competition offers. The other half consists of building a fun team, enjoying the creative process, and having the chance to win $5500 in prices! Wining the Simio Student Competition requires you and your team to bring their A-game to the table. The May 2021 event had 333 teams consisting of 1449 students from 46 schools and the December 2020 competition had over 3000 students competing for the grand prize!
So, if you believe your department consists of the best future minds in simulation modeling now is the time to build that winning team and register for Simio Student Simulation Competition – with the support of an advisor or your educator.
All You Need to Know About Participating
The rules for participants are simple – participating teams must consist of either graduate or undergraduates students working under the supervision of an advisor. The advisor should be your lecturer or educator and that’s it. Of course, you’d also be using your version of Simio Software to design and solve the simulation question for the second iteration of this year’s competition.
The rules and regulations to ensure a level playing ground for participating students are provided here. Participating teams are expected to go through the rules and regulations to understand the guidelines guiding the contest. Registration fees also apply and the early registration fee is $24 and you can take advantage of this reduced fee until the 15th of September. The open registration fee is $34.
A panel of judges will be constituted to consider submitted projects competing for the grand prize. The panel of judges will consist of experienced simulation modeling experts who have applied simulation technology to solve complex real-world problems. The panel of judges will base their judgment on important criteria such as the quality of a team’s presentation, use of input data, modeling detail, quality of animation, and analysis of results.
The panel of judges from the May 2021 event included Felix Vicknair, Director at Miebach Distribution Center (USA), Mustafa Gocken, Assistant Professor at Adana Science and Technology University (Turkey), Moolman van Aarde, Head of Simulation at Process Design and Automation (South Africa), David Sturrock, Vice President of Products at Simio among others. The December 2021 Simio Student Simulation Competition will follow the same pattern and your work will be judged by leading industry experts.
Great Prizes for Your Efforts
It’s only fair that the biggest simulation modeling competition in the world should provide its participants with prizes and recognition they can be proud of. Participants will vie for the opportunity to win prizes up to $5500 and a project feature on Simio’s micro-blogging platforms. The feature includes your submitted video showcasing your team and the excellent work that went into winning the grand prize.
Semi-finalists and finalists will also get features of their projects alongside other projects that inspired the judges. The Simio Student Simulation Competition is built around recognizing the effort student’s put into learning and solving problems using simulation software. Thus, as important as winning is, we believe all participating teams will gain valuable real-world knowledge that will advance your professional career as you continue to grow. Register today, to include ‘The Simio Student Simulation Competition 2021’ badge of honor to your LinkedIn profile.