It was a well-deserved reward for outstanding work that Jannick Wagner, a student from the Technical University of Braunschweig, was able to celebrate on Tuesday. Wagner’s project came out on top, winning him the 2020 SPITZKE Student Competition and bringing the challenge cup to TU Braunschweig for the second year in a row.
The 2020 SPITZKE Student Competition was also a first in other respects. In order to meet the health protection requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition was conducted entirely virtually. Presentations, tests, feedback, and of course the award ceremony on May 25 took place completely online. In the second half of the year, if circumstances permit, there will be a face-to-face event where all participants can get to know each other personally and exchange ideas about their work.
Second place in the competition went to Steven Marx from the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, third place went to René Pogoda from the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, and fourth place was shared by Wael Youssef and Sebastian zum Buttel from the Jade University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg. Dresden University of Technology also took part in the competition.
The SPITZKE Student Competition aims to support students individually, create enthusiasm for the railway system as a field of work, and thus contribute to promoting young talent in the rail infrastructure industry.