2023 CONVERGE Academic Competition
2023 CONVERGE Academic Competition
October 01, 2022 - August 01, 2023

Convergent Science is thrilled to announce the 2023 CONVERGE Academic Competition. This competition will test your engineering skills as you design and execute a novel simulation in CONVERGE CFD software. Winners will receive cash prizes!

The academic competition is open to current graduate students. Prizes will be awarded in two divisions: students new to CONVERGE and students with prior CONVERGE experience. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts on criteria including how well the simulation reflects the real world, the engineering knowledge demonstrated by the case, and the novel contribution of the project to the engineering community. You can enter your simulation to be judged in one of four categories:

  • Reacting flow and chemistry
  • Conjugate heat transfer (CHT)
  • Multi-phase flow
  • Fluid-structure interaction (FSI)

Student resources, including detailed scoring information, competition FAQs, submission instructions, and an example submission can be found here.

Key Dates

Applications open: October 1, 2022

Applications close: December 23, 2022 (or when competition capacity is reached)

Training and information sessions: December 2022 and January 2023

Project submissions due: July 31, 2023 Winners announced: August 31, 2023

Participant Expectations
  • Participants must be current graduate students**
  • Students must complete the application using their university email address
  • Students are required to attend at least one training or information session before January 31, 2023
  • Participants cannot be immediate family members of Convergent Science employees
  • Projects must be submitted by individuals, not groups
  • Simulations must be performed with CONVERGE CFD software
  • CONVERGE licenses created for the competition cannot be used for commercial work
  • Projects must meet all requirements listed in the Submission Instructions
  • Final projects must be submitted by July 31, 2023
**Students who reside in countries that are restricted by U.S. export or ITAR regulations are not eligible to participate in the CONVERGE Academic Competition.
Why Participate?

The top three submissions in each division (new and existing CONVERGE users) will each win a cash prize*:

  • 1st place: $2,000
  • 2nd place: $1,000
  • 3rd place: $500

In addition to the cash prize, participating in the CONVERGE Academic Competition provides a host of other benefits:

  • Free access to CONVERGE CFD software
  • Gain experience with a CFD code used widely in industry
  • Complete a project you can add to your portfolio and showcase during job interviews
  • Obtain research results you can use to submit an abstract for the next CONVERGE CFD Conference and other relevant conferences
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of CFD, engineering, and design
  • Work directly with Convergent Science engineers during office hours
  • Receive a certificate of completion
  • Notable submissions may be featured on our website, YouTube, or social media channels, reaching a broad audience of engineers

 *Prize money may be subject to taxes. Students are responsible for reporting prize money and paying associated taxes in accordance with the law in their jurisdiction.

How To Participate

To apply for the 2023 CONVERGE Academic Competition, click the Register button and fill out the application. Within one week of submitting your application, a Convergent Science team member will let you know if your application has been accepted. Once your application has been accepted, you will receive a CONVERGE license so you can begin working on your project.

There are a limited number of competition spots available, so applications will be accepted either until December 15, 2022, or until we reach capacity. If you are interested in participating in the competition, we recommend submitting an application as soon as possible.