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:
Student resources, including detailed scoring information, competition FAQs, submission instructions, and an example submission can be found here.
Applications open: October 1, 2022
Applications close: December 15, 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
The top three submissions in each division (new and existing CONVERGE users) will each win a cash prize*:
In addition to the cash prize, participating in the CONVERGE Academic Competition provides a host of other benefits:
*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.
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.