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Delcam University Competition in Russia

The British Ambassador, Anthony Brenton, (left) and Delcam Managing Director, Hugh Humphreys (right) with the winning students

The first prize in this year’s Delcam competition for Russian and Ukrainian university students was awarded to Miss Tatiana Baranova and Miss Irina Zoteva from the Irkutsk State Technical University for a project to create a cast model of the poet Pushkin.  Their prize was presented by the British Ambassador, Mr Anthony Brenton, CMG, at a ceremony at the British Embassy in Moscow on 25th January.  Later this year, the winning students will spend six months receiving additional training at Delcam’s headquarters in Birmingham.

Each year for the past seven years, Delcam has held a competition for the best student project in Russia and the Ukraine using the company’s software.  This year, fourteen projects were selected by the judges as being worthy of prizes.  The other winners were from Universities in Togliatti, St Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Penza, Samara, Novosibirsk, and Zaporozhye.

The award ceremony was attended by over 50 guests, students, and university staff, plus Delcam’s Managing Director, Mr Hugh Humphreys, and Mr Yury Zelepukhin, Deputy Minister of Science and Education from the Samara Region.  As well as presenting the prize to Miss Baranova and Miss Zoteva, the Ambassado also congratulated their lecturer, Mr Fedor Medvedev.  In response, the University Rector, Mr Ivan Golovnykh, thanked Delcam and the Ambassador for the presentation. 

Delcam also provides free software to schools and at this year’s ceremony the Ambassador also presented prizes to winners of a competition for schools organised in the Samara region by Tvorchestvo School. 

Delcam software for design, manufacture and inspection is used by over 50 Russian and Ukranian Universities to train students in advanced technology.  Software to the value of over $25m has been donated to Russian Universities over the last 10 years.  In addition, Delcam invites University Lecturers to visit Birmingham for a four-week course each year to help improve their skills.

 Details of the winning entries will be published in CAD/CAM Graphics magazine, Russia’s leading publication for the industry.  They are also available to view on the Delcam website www.delcam.ru

02 February 2007