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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Thales TechChallenge: Romanian students win the silver award

A team of Romanian students has won the silver award at the Thales TechChallenge, an international innovation competition.

The students are Teodora Moraru, Diana Mihai, Diana Popescu, Ionuț Oțelea and George Prodan, of the 3psilon team.

They won with a project proposing charging stations that are independent of the electrical network. Solar Mirror Satellites are placed in geostationary orbit to send focused light to solar charging stations to provide energy for electric cars on highways and big cities. 

After the win, the five students will be offered traineeships at the Thales Engineering Center in Bucharest next year.

The global winner was The Thinkers Club team from Germany, with a smart traffic management system to ease traffic congestion on roadways, make fuel consumption more efficient and reduce pollution levels.

A total of 380 teams from 200 universities in nine countries registered in the competition. Of these, nine teams, one from each participating country, were selected. Each team presented their project in a three-minute film, which an international jury assessed based on criteria such as innovation, importance & priority, relevance, feasibility, impact, clarity, quality & completeness of the deliverables. 

The winning projects are listed here.

(Photo: Blackboard373 | Dreamstime.com)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Thales TechChallenge: Romanian students win the silver award

A team of Romanian students has won the silver award at the Thales TechChallenge, an international innovation competition.

The students are Teodora Moraru, Diana Mihai, Diana Popescu, Ionuț Oțelea and George Prodan, of the 3psilon team.

They won with a project proposing charging stations that are independent of the electrical network. Solar Mirror Satellites are placed in geostationary orbit to send focused light to solar charging stations to provide energy for electric cars on highways and big cities. 

After the win, the five students will be offered traineeships at the Thales Engineering Center in Bucharest next year.

The global winner was The Thinkers Club team from Germany, with a smart traffic management system to ease traffic congestion on roadways, make fuel consumption more efficient and reduce pollution levels.

A total of 380 teams from 200 universities in nine countries registered in the competition. Of these, nine teams, one from each participating country, were selected. Each team presented their project in a three-minute film, which an international jury assessed based on criteria such as innovation, importance & priority, relevance, feasibility, impact, clarity, quality & completeness of the deliverables. 

The winning projects are listed here.

(Photo: Blackboard373 | Dreamstime.com)

simona@romania-insider.com

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