By DE Editors
Bentley Systems has announced the winners in the 2010 Bentley Student Design Competition and named professor Efrat Gilboa, B. Des., M.A., Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ramat-Gan, Israel, as Bentley Educator of the Year.
The Student Design Competition awards technically advanced projects created using Bentley software by university, high school, and middle school students, and recognizes the achievements of their educators and mentors. The program is designed to foster interest and growth in the architectural, engineering, construction (AEC), and geospatial professions by encouraging students to explore the software and hone the skills they’ll need as future members of the infrastructure community. The Educator of the Year award recognizes a member of the academic community who has an outstanding record of achievement and is committed to inspiring students to pursue careers in the infrastructure professions.
“I am deeply honored to receive this illustrious award,” says professor Gilboa. “As an educator in the fields of computer-aided design and parametric design, it is incredibly gratifying to know that, one day, the bright, young people I’m mentoring will make important contributions to the design of our living environment—creating inspiring, sustainable environments, buildings, and other infrastructure from which many generations will benefit.”
In the 2010 Student Design Competition, individual students or teams submitted their projects in various categories depending upon their level of education. University and technical college students submitted projects in two categories: “Architectural Design” and “Computational Design.” High school and middle school students submitted projects in the “Design a Medical Facility of the Future” category.
The winners in this year’s competition were:
- Pistorius Center for Rehabilitation, Kiamsha Barnes, Sarah Cieslak, and Karyn Warthen, Eastern Technical High School, Baltimore, in the “Design a Medical Facility of the Future” category;
- Tegumentated Structure, Matteo Soru, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy, in the “Architectural Design” category;
- Dynamic Systems, Pauline Barkin and Katheryn Czub, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., in the “Computational Design” category.
The winning students and projects in the 2010 Student Design Competition will be recognized at their respective schools. Additionally, each winner or winning team will receive a scholarship, an award to display at their school, and be able to choose 10 seats of Bentley software—from the more than 50 products available through the Be Careers Network academic subscription—for use by their school.
For more information, visit the 2010 Bentley Student Design Competition winners site.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.