Los Alamos National Laboratory to Sponsor Aggies Invent Oct. 13
48-hour engineering competition has top job recruiters’ attention
College Station, Texas – Some of the brightest young engineering minds in the world will compete in an intensive design competition to come up with practical solutions to real-world national security issues Oct. 13 – Oct. 15 at Texas A&M University.
The students are not only competing for $10,000 in prizes — they’re competing for the attention of top job recruiters at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which will sponsor Aggies Invent at the Zachry Engineering Education Complex.
Fifty students will be organized into teams to compete for nearly $10,000 in prize winnings provided by Texas A&M University.
Teams will be given statements that describe a national security issue centered on the theme, Tech for Peace: UXO and Safe Practices, requiring them to produce a technically feasible and commercially viable prototype according to a set of design requirements. Past statement topics have included everything from using A.I. cyber-sentry programs to help detect airport security threats, to identifying ways to stabilize defects within 3-D printing utilizing knowledge garnered from recently discovered advancements among self-healing materials.
Top staff from Los Alamos National Laboratory will not only be on hand to officiate but will have their eyes out for top talent.
“Our staff that come out as judges and mentors are always impressed with the quality of the students and the amount that they can accomplish in the 48 hours.,” said Dr. Timothy J. Ulrich II, Director of University Research and Relations. “It’s a great opportunity for us to connect with the students and get them to think about Los Alamos as an exciting and interesting place to work.”
WHO: Engineering students and Los Alamos staff
WHAT: Aggies Invent, a 48-hour engineering design competition
WHEN: Oct. 13 – Oct. 15
WHY: To compete for $10k in prizes and top national security jobs
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