Power Machines announce the beginning of the Second Technical Championship "Power of the Future" for future engineers. Any students of Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University and Baltic State Technical University "Voenmeh" named after D.F. Ustinov are invited to participate in this contest.
According to the rules of the championship, teams are invited to solve one of the eight technical cases prepared by the experts of Power Machines and related to the development of technologies of manufacturing of actual parts.
The goal of the teams is to identify the problem and offer possible solutions. The Committee consisting of representatives of Power Machines technology divisions, is going to evaluate the projects in terms of level of technological development, technological effectiveness, originality, novelty and depth of elaboration, as well as presentation quality.
The final takes place on April 26, 2019.
The winning team receives prizes as well as an invitation for a paid internship in Power Machines departments and an opportunity to carry out a Graduate Thesis Project under the guidance of the company expert. Teams that take second and third places have an opportunity to undergo unpaid practice training or a paid internship and an opportunity to carry out a Graduate Thesis Project under the guidance of the company expert.
The first technical championship took place in May 2018. 42 teams from 16 universities applied. After the preliminary selection stage, seven teams from St. Petersburg, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Khakassia, Barnaul and Novocherkassk competed in the final.
The first place went to Kazan State Power Engineering University team with the project "Development of a design of the steam strainer of the steam turbine control box with the decrease in hydraulic resistance". Students of Altai State Technical University n.a. Polzunov were awarded with the second place for the project "Gas and oil boiler layout". Bronze went to future engineers of Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, who presented the project "Development of the optimal thermal scheme of a direct-flow boiler for natural gas and fuel oil combustion".