Last February, NEW METRO launched an international challenge to stimulate students in solving an operational project with a participatory approach. The challenge was undertaken by transnational teams of 5 to 10 students who cooperated together through virtual meeting, and practical work. Teams, hade up to 4 weeks to design a controlled linear system, by applying, amogst others mechanics and electronics engineering skills, together with the correct use of engineering software and IoT tools.
The NEW METRO challenge, designed as an operational Learning-By-Doing methodology, allows not only to achieve operational results that can be applied in real life profesisonal scenarios. It also stimulates spirit of initiative among students pushing them to propose original and well performing solutions to the problem proposed.
Three teams of challengers competed with students and colleagues from countries participating in the NEW METRO project work with equal opportunities. The international teams, made by students of ITS Meccatronico Lazio (Rome), Institut de Vic and Institut Alt Penedès (Barcelona), University of Ioannina, and ITS MAKER (Reggio Emilia) developed original and different solutions to the same problem.
More info about engagement rules and methodology of the challenge can be found here.