Nine Teams Will Represent INRTU in the Final of the International CASE IN Championship

The final of the XII International Engineering Championship CASE IN will be held on May 28-30 at the MISIS University of Science and Technology. About 700 students, young specialists and representatives of industry companies and ministries will take part in the ambitious event. Nine teams will represent INRTU at the championship, which will be accompanied by the head of the department of research and entrepreneurial activities of students Daria Ruleva.

International championship CASE IN is a part of the platform “Russia – Land of Opportunities” and is implemented by the Foundation “Reliable Change” together with educational organizations. Traditionally, participants of the intellectual tournament solve engineering cases in the interests of companies in the fuel and energy industry and mineral resources complex. The best teams receive internships in the project's partner companies with employment opportunities.

Let us remind you that in March qualifying stages in eight areas were held at the INRTU venue, which brought together 69 teams. Students worked on innovative projects in heat and power energy, engineering and petrochemistry. The participants also solved cases in geological exploration, mining, oil and gas, and metallurgy. The tasks of the XII season are united by the theme of lean production.

Remote semi-finals were held on April 15-26. According to the results of the competition, nine teams from INRTU reached the final.

According to Anna Makarova, a member of the third-year students' team of the Baikal School of BRICS “KeyCiEl”, one of the semi-final cases was devoted to reducing losses during technical stops (pit stops) of dump trucks at the Yubileyny quarry (Mirny district of Yakutia).

“Using artificial intelligence and machine learning methods, we have equipped the truck with sensors and cameras. This will allow us to control the movement of dump trucks and reduce time and financial losses.

Dmitry Karamov, Associate Professor of Baikal School of BRICS, and Vladislav Albertovich Shakirov, Head of the Department of Power Supply and Electrical Engineering, helped us in solving the case. During the discussions the project was highly appreciated by Dmitry Leonidovich Yukhimovich, Associate Professor of the Department of Mining Machines and Electromechanical Systems. That is why, having made a presentation, we got a ticket to the CASE IN final. It is a great responsibility for us to perform in a non-profile nomination,” explained Anna Makarova."

The GeoCase team from the Siberian School of Geosciences is competing for the main prize in geological exploration, while the “Alidada” activists will showcase their mining knowledge and skills. The INRTU students from “Noble Iridium” will tackle a metallurgy case in the finals, while the Autumn Cup XI season winners, the Oil Sharks Inc. team, aim to repeat their success in the oil and gas industry once again. “Four Barrels” will focus on petrochemicals.

“Transformers” from the Baikal School of BRICS will face off against electric power engineers, while “Energy of Siberia” will compete against future heat power engineers. The CASE IN-2023 bronze medalists, “Tech-Novatics”, will defend their university's honor in project engineering.

The winners of CASE IN will have the opportunity to participate in national industry summer forums and undergo practical training with leading companies. Additionally, the authors of the best projects will receive valuable prizes and certificates from the project partners.