22 teams from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science and Technology are going to take part in the online brainstorming competition announced by the global atomic energy corporation Rosatom. Representatives of the most prestigious Russian technical universities will also contribute to the event.
The Budapest-based Central Europe Regional Office of Rosatom has announced a nuclear energy problem-solving competition for students of Hungarian faculties of engineering. A total of 24 teams from the University of Debrecen, the University of Dunaújváros and the University of Pécs applied for the two-day (April 29-30), English-language online Hackatom Hungary.
Professors from the top five Russian technical universities, including MEPhI (Moscow), MPEI (Moscow), Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (St. Petersburg), Tomsk Polytechnical University (Tomsk) and Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg), will give lectures and presentations on the topics of the competition tasks. The challenges cover the modeling of the energy consumption forecast of a nuclear power plant and the analysis of material-quality control measurement data. After the lectures, the two technical tasks to be solved will be announced. Teams will have 24 hours to resolve them. They should introduce and outline their solutions in five-minute presentations on Friday.
The international jury will adjudicate the level of acceptability of the solutions of the tasks, the compactness and creativity of the project presentations. Each participant will receive a certificate for participation, which corresponds to a 2-credit optional university subject. What is more, they will get a chance to take a tour of Paksi Atomerőmű [Nuclear Power Plant at Paks] after the easing of the current pandemic-related restrictions.
University of Debrecen Press Office