Optimize to Win: Altair Launches Global Student Contest

Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), has announced the launch of its Global Student Contest, offering students the opportunity to showcase their engineering and design talents for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes.

Altair Launches Global Student Contest

The contest is open to students all over the world who want to expand their knowledge of lightweighting through topology optimization and get hands-on experience with Altair Inspire software solutions. The contest emphasizes the importance of optimizing weight while maintaining structural integrity and invites students to engineer, design and have fun while doing it.

Inspire Students to Optimize Designs and Win Cash Prizes

The Global Student Contest will run from May 2023 through April 2024, during which students can optimize a design of their choice using Altair’s Inspire or other software solutions. The contest will announce a monthly winner for each global region, namely Americas, APAC, and EMEA. The monthly regional winner will receive a cash prize of $750, and criteria for evaluation include the use of software, optimization and improvement, creativity, professionalism, and more. Additionally, the contest will announce a creative presentation video winner of $200 and a regional wildcard winner of $100, drawn at random each month. At the end of the contest, Altair will announce the grand global prize winner of $7,500.

Refine Design Skills and Showcase Potential with Altair

“Topology optimization and lightweighting give contestants endless freedom to explore creative ways to optimize and design new things. We are looking forward to seeing what incredible designs students will come up with,” said Jim Ryan, vice president of global academic programs, Altair.
The Global Student Contest is an excellent opportunity for students to refine their skills and showcase their talent globally to companies looking for next-generation designers and engineers. Altair encourages students to check out the submission criteria and entry forms on their official website at

In conclusion, the Global Student Contest offers students an exciting opportunity to showcase their engineering and designing talent by optimizing designs and winning cash prizes. Altair encourages students worldwide to participate and refine their skills to showcase their potential to next-gen employers while having fun engineering.

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