Siemens Student Competition 2013: Winners of RWTH Aachen University's preliminary round announced

"Urban, Rural, and Beyond - Planning the Future of Our Environment!" was this year's topic of the competition to which 150 students (or student teams) submitted their ideas to. Five of them had to face the jury of RWTH Aachen University on February 26, 2013. The preliminary round in Aachen was hosted by Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Eva-Maria Jakobs (Chair of Textlinguistics and Technical Communication) who was joined by Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Bardow (Institute of Technical Thermodynamics) and Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Schnettler (Institute for High Voltage Technology) to survey and assess the submitted works. The three most convincing teams will then compete against the six other winners who have been determined by the preliminaries held at TU Munich and TU Berlin.

This year, RWTH's jury sends Nils Hellmann (Pamina-Gymnasium Herxheim, topic: Fight the hidden power hogs: cell phone charger with actual zero watt standby consumption), Moritz Gutsch (St.-Antonius-Gymnasium Lüdinghausen, topic: Impact of number of blades, blade profile, rotor diameter and inflow properties on revolutions per minute and efficiency of H-Darrieus wind turbines) as well as Marion Kreins (St. Michael-Gymnasium Bad Münstereifel, topic: Nitrogen stablizers) into the finals. The winning teams were awarded 2,500 euros each, their supervising tearchers got 1,500 euros for their faculties.

Last year's contest winner was a participant of RWTH's preliminary round, a promising start for this year's contestants! We wish the three students/teams the best of luck for the finale in Munich.