Sep 14, 2011

Bentley's 2012 Student Design Competition Call for Nominations Now Open

Program Awards Technically Advanced Projects Created by Secondary School, College, and University Students and Recognizes the Achievements of Educators and Mentors.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that the call for nominations for its 2012 Student Design Competition is now open. University, college, high school, and technical school students are invited to submit projects designed using Bentley software, along with a short essay describing their work. Project submissions will be judged by an independent panel of distinguished educational leaders and industry professionals from around the world. The judges will focus on creativity and skill in applying design and engineering principles. The competition, which is sponsored by Bentley’s Be Careers Network, welcomes individual and team efforts comprising no more than three members. All submissions must be received by March 6, 2012. Bentley will award a $2,000 scholarship to the winning individual or team in each of the categories at the college/university level, and a $1,500 scholarship to the winning individual or team at the high school/technical school level.

“Design and engineering firms have made it clear that, when assessing job candidates from the pool of promising young engineers and architects, they look for those who have sharpened their skills in the use of advanced information modeling software and other technology needed to design, build, and operate better-performing, more sustainable infrastructure,” said Scott Lofgren, global director of Be Careers Network. “Our Be Careers Network uses programs such as the student design competition, coupled with affordable access to Bentley software at the high school, technical school, community college, college, and university levels, to create a foundation for inspiring and preparing students to enter and sustain the engineering and architectural professions.”

University, college, or community college students can submit projects in one of five categories: “Architectural Design,” “Road or Bridge Design,” “Rendering/Animation Using MicroStation,” “Engineering,” and “Solving a Problem With GIS Technology.” High school and technical school students can participate in the “Design a Public Transport Center” category. Submissions in each category must make clear the project’s problem, intent, and solution, and support the design models with architectural or engineering drawings using any of the applications in Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio of software for sustaining infrastructure.

Students, along with their winning projects, will be recognized at their respective schools. Each winner or winning team will receive a handcrafted award for display at school. Winners and winning teams will also be able to choose 10 seats of Bentley software – from the more than 50 products available through the academic subscription – for use by their schools.

For more information about the submission process or to fill out a submission form, visit www.bentley.com/studentdesign.