EBEC Romania & Republic of Moldova
The European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) is an annual engineering competition organised by BEST. Its mission is to develop students’ creativity, teamwork and management skills by offering them the opportunity to test their theoretical knowledge and practical skills and to push their limits further by solving an interdisciplinary technological challenge.
EBEC is the biggest engineering competition for students in Europe, with nearly 6,500 students from European universities. EBEC is a 3-level, team-based competition, on 2 categories: Team Design and Case Study.
Team Design is the practical challenge of our event, where the participants must come up with a prototype based on the requirements given in the beginning of the competition. This year is special because for the first time, the five teams must conceive their solutions in the companies’ 3D modelling software of choice. The team that manages to receive the most points on each requirement is declared the winner.
The Case Study is the theoretical challenge of our event, where five teams composed of four members compete to outline the ideal technical solution to everyday problems of modern society. The best solution with respect to the utilized resources is crowned winner.
For me, EBEC is a tradition, if I can say this. I participated at Case Study section 3 years in a row – in the 1st year I didn’t pass the local round, but in the 2nd year I got to the final round in Belgrade, where we classed on the 4th position, and in the 3rd year we managed to steal the limelight and get back home with the 1st prize from Brno final. EBEC means to me adventure, because it’s challenging my intellectual and social skills. I met so many different persons, I made so many friends all around Europe, and as a bonus, I’ve got contacts from the partner companies. The answer is simple: I wanted to participate in EBEC. Because from all the contests in which I participated, this was the one that made me grow up the most, in all aspects.
Lorena Ioana Cornea
1st place, EBEC R&RM 2017, Case Study
1st place, EBEC R&RM 2017, Team Design
This contest means to us all the values in the life of a student: ambition, curiosity, emotion, fun, risk, friendship. Next to the best teammates and best friends, we had the honor to be part of the big EBEC family which transcends any border or language, we were part of something bigger than us and we felt the challenge in every moment. It was a wonderful experience, we built, we made mistakes, we started all over again, we enjoyed every critical moment, we risked and finally we won.
We will never forget these great moments and I think for sure that the best moments had just begun.