Student blog: MBET students qualify to second round of Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition

We’re excited to announce that our team (team Aerodynamix) has qualified to the second round of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas Competition!

Airbus, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world, has an annual competition challenging students from across the globe to develop ideas related to eco-efficiency within today’s aviation industry. This year, Airbus received more than 600 submissions  – the highest in its history –  including submissions from top tier universities in North America. All teams entered into this competition for a chance to win €30,000.

Team Aerodynamix  is made up of five uWaterloo students, four of us are in the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology program, and one is studying a Master of Nanotechnology.

Ramzi Samara (MBET)

Steven Wang  (MBET)

Senthurran Sachithanantham (MBET)

Gokul Krishnan (MBET)

Sibi Sutty (Nanotechnology)

We are one of 102 teams who qualified for Round Two, and one of seven selected from the 30 North America teams who qualified.

Our team will be focusing on energy, one of the seven idea categories of the competition. For the Round Two submission, we will be building a prototype that harvests water from atmospheric moisture in order to provide a replenishable hydrogen source for fuel cell systems on aircrafts.

To follow our progress on this journey, check back to the Conrad blog and visit http://www.airbus-fyi.com/teams/1307.

- Ramzi Samara, MBET candidate

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