The experience was incredible, even strange at times because it is amazing how much we all have in common although we come from different backgrounds. On this front, the EMESCC has achieved its purpose of creating an international platform for mechanical engineering students in Europe.
On the other hand, the EMESCC was also very much an academic conference. Over the course of a few days, there were various workshops for us to choose from according preferences; some were lecture based, others discussion between students.
We particularly love the organised visits to Aarbakke AS, Sub Sea Services, Rosenberg Worley Parsons and GE’s technology centre. We were able to gain an insight to how big manufacturing companies operate on a daily basis. For instance, Aarbakke AS manufactures only a few high precision parts a day, one costing up to thousands of pounds. Hence, they constantly upgrade and replace their machinery to ensure high production rate.
On the last day, all the workshops were summarised again so that everyone is aware of the contents of the workshops they did not attend. At night, we had a Viking party complete with traditional Norwegian dinner and dance. Besides, the next hosting university was chosen – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
As much as I would like to write about the team’s fantastic trip to Norway, I could not describe in words the amount of incredible experiences and knowledge that we gained there. Because of that, the UCL MES is anticipating the next EMESCC in Germany.
Finally, we would like to extend our warmest thanks to Anja and her team, for planning and executing an amazing event of such scale.
Takk University of Stavanger! Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, over to you.
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