Zeiss is hosting euspen Challenge 2010 which is taking place in Jena from
1 – 3 July. The international competition for students of the engineering
sciences in the fields of precision engineering, microtechnology and nanotechnology
is organized by the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
(euspen) and is taking place for the first time this year.
Carl Zeiss has been a member of euspen since 2006. “It is a special honor
for us to host the first international competition,” says Dr. Klaus-Friedrich
Beckstette, Senior Director of the Technology Center at Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
and Member of the euspen Council which supported the organization of the event
In the international final the 21 winners of the national preliminaries from
Germany, Belgium, Denmark, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland will
compete in mixed teams of three members each. They will work on an assignment
related to optics and then present it to a jury.
The winners will be selected by the jury, including representatives from Carl
Zeiss, Jenoptik and Heidenhain subsidiary NUMERIK JENA, which have also provided
the awards for the best solutions. Carl Zeiss is donating the first prize –
three pairs of binoculars of the type Victory 10 x 42 T* FL, each with a value
of 1,300 euros. The award presentation will take place in the Hotel Schwarzer
Bär in Jena from 8 p.m. on 3 July.
Apart from the competition itself, company visits, cultural events, an evening
cook-in and a meeting with representatives from selected firms in the industry
are also featured on the three-day agenda.