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worldsteel Announces steelChallenge-10 Regional Champions

15 Feb, 2016


World Steel Association announced regional champions for 10th steelChallenge.The Regional Championship took place online for a 24-hour period on 20 January 2016. This year’s steelChallenge attracted 1,099 participants representing 42 countries. The tenth edition was the most engaging challenge ever with over 65% of participants registering a successful run.

There were 34,073 attempts with the electric arc furnace steelmaking simulation with 724 people successfully completing at least one run of the simulation and a total of 7,824 successful runs completed.

The new Regional Champions in the ‘Industry’ and ‘Student’ categories will be invited with expenses paid to compete for the title of World Champion in London in April 2016. The award ceremony will be held in the presence of leaders of the global steel industry. All Regional Champions will be awarded certificates, cash prizes and an iPad in addition to their trip. The World Champions in both categories will also be awarded a World Champion certificate, an additional cash prize and the steelChallenge trophy.

The Regional Champions are:
 

STUDENT CATEGORY

Region

Participants

Affiliation

Country

North and South America

Ruy Jose FEIJO ALVES

Universidade Federal do Ceará

Brazil

Europe/CIS/Africa/Middle East

Daniel MENDONCA FRANCIOLI

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Germany

Asia and Oceania

Dozen SHU

National Chung Hsing University

Taiwan, China

China

Moxuan LI

Chongqing University of Science and Technology

China

Best Runner-Up

Sunqing XIAO

Chongqing University of Science and Technology

China

INDUSTRY CATEGORY

Region

Participants

Affiliation

Country

North and South America

Marcos Daniel GOUVEIA FILHO

Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém (CSP)

Brazil

Europe/CIS/Africa/Middle East

Joseba GARCIA RODRIGUEZ

Gerdau S.A.

Spain

Asia and Oceania

Wonchul SON

POSCO

South Korea
 

China

Mingliang LIU

Baosteel Group Corporation

China
 

Best Runner-Up

Seounglok KIM

POSCO

South Korea
 


For more information on the challenge, click here.

Note:

·         steeluniversity, an initiative of World Steel Association, is an industry university, delivering education and training to current and future employees of steel companies and related businesses. The goal of steeluniversity is to inspire and motivate students and steel industry people about the value of working in the steel industry so as to lead change for realizing a more sustainable industry that serves a more sustainable world.

·         China Steel Corporation is a ‘Steel’ level sponsor of steelChallenge-10. ‘Silver’ level sponsors are Tenaris, Ternium, and Tata Steel Limited. Nucor Corporation is a ‘Bronze’ level sponsor.

·         The student and industry participants with the best runner-up score in steelChallenge-10 are also invited to the World Championship.

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel members represent approximately 85 percent of the world's steel production, including over 150 steel producers with 9 of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry 

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