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    10 things 116 students can do in 24 hours


    10 things 116 students can do in 24 hours

    -       They can design a smartphone app for deaf people

    -       They can change your city's traffic system into solar one

    -       They can plan Olympic games in your city

    -       They can create a unique device, which is able to create electricity and is propelled by using sand only

    -       They can build a flying ship

    -       They can design and build a bridge by using glue and paper only

    -       They can build a device that converts wind into electricity

    -          They can create a model   of a future city that can float and dive to the bottom of the sea and then rise back up to the surface

    -       They can build a sail car that is powered from a stationary hairdryer

    -       They can build a highway

    Are you surprised by what you have read? And they can only use a limited amount of materials to build those. Nowadays, education systems are based on theories; students don’t have many chances to apply their knowledge in their areas and get experience from that. Still, they have chances to demonstrate their abilities, using their creativity in order to solve real world problems. One of them is the European BEST Engineering Competition, EBEC, the largest engineering competition in Europe. EBEC is an event organized by students to provide complementary education for technology students of Europe.

    Finally, now, 30 most creative and innovative teams of 4 students per team, pass through one of 87 local rounds and 15 national/regional rounds will have a chance to prove themselves in EBEC Final, which starts today in Riga Technical University and lasts until 9th of August.

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