Students Innovate at SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Contest

spacex hyperloop pod contestAs many of our readers know, SpaceX launched an exciting hyperloop pod contest to design a revolutionary pod for the Hyperloop system. Hundreds of teams have assembled worldwide to compete and ANSYS is proud to sponsor this contest by providing simulation tools and support. Simulation is critical for this contest because the deadlines are short and the need to innovate is very high and more than 100 students teams around the world are using ANSYS simulation to design their entry in the Hyperloop Pod contest.

texas hosts spacex hyperloop pod contestThe next step for the contest is Design Weekend at Texas A&M on Jan 29th and 30th. ANSYS will be present. Students will be able to meet with experts in fluid dynamics, structural analysis and electromagnetic simulations in the exhibit area. Not only will students be able to ask technical questions about simulation, they will also be able to meet ANSYS engineers to discuss all the great and varied careers in engineering simulation. ANSYS will also award prizes to the best teams during the awards ceremony.

spacex hyperloop pod contest giveaway BB8For those of you who will be at the event this weekend, please come see me at our booth and enter the raffle to win a Star Wars BB8.

If you haven’t already seen it, Hyperloop Tech will also be awarding an internship to the best students who used ANSYS simulation solutions to design their Hyperloop Pod, further evidence that learning and using ANSYS simulation in university is a career booster.

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About Gilles Eggenspieler

Gilles is the Director Academic Program (North America) at ANSYS. Before that, he worked for Fluent and ANSYS in different roles: fluid product line manager, consulting, technical services, training, etc. Gilles has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master’s of Science from Ecole Nationale des Mines de Nancy, and a MBA from the Tepper Business School- Carnegie Mellon University.