Innovate, collaborate, create at SIEMENSxBEST- Engineering Competition

Who we are?
BEST Erlangen e.V, the local chapter of the Board of European Students of Technology, epitomizes student-driven excellence. Established in 2012 by FAU students, BEST Erlangen connects local students with the extensive European network of BEST by organizing engineering competitions, BEST courses, and many more social events.
About Siemens x BEST Engineering Competition.
This is a 3-day in-person competition scheduled on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of March. The task of the competition is decided on in collaboration with Siemens AG. It will be based on Solid Edge, a powerful computer-aided design (CAD) software suite developed by Siemens Digital Industries, widely used in engineering and manufacturing. Solid Edge facilitates 3D modeling, simulation, and drafting for product design and development.
Registration details.
To complete the registration process, along with filling up the Google form, the participants will have to complete an online tutorial to make themselves familiar with Solid Edge. If you are interested, you can also take part in an in-person tutorial session before the competition with experts from Siemens. Check out the Google form for more details.
Have we piqued your interest?
Then simply fill out the following registration form:
The deadline for registration is 25.02.2024. The number of participants is limited, so first come, first served!
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us:
Leonard Hörnlein (SBEC Main Organizer)
Piyush Navade (SBEC Participants Responsible)
Take part and win exciting prizes!
Your BEST Erlangen Team!

Against Procrastination: “Long Night of Writing” in the Main Library

Because it’s easier to write together: The next “Long Night of Writing” on March 7, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. in the Main Library in Erlangen will offer helpful tips on topics related to writing. In addition to different workshops, there will be individual consultations – also for international students. Some courses only take place online. Finally, relaxation is ensured with yoga and non-alcoholic cocktails. Participation is free without prior registration.

The entire program can be viewed on the website.
Direct link to the writing consultations.

We look forward to your participation!

Feel free to ask:

Impact Creators Program – for sustainability & society

Do you want to change the world for the better, but don’t know how?
FAU now offers you the new Impact Creators Program:
With us you will
– learn in over 10 workshops how to achieve a lasting positive impact in society
– come into contact with various interesting people
– implement your ideas in a team or bring others’ ideas to life
– work actively and interdisciplinary
– see that social innovation, economic viability and sustainability are not a contradiction in terms

Deadline: 10th March 2024

The 35th [ki’ta:so] short film festival is coming up!

On Monday, 29.01.24, at 20:15 at the Lamm-Lichtspiele-Erlangen the [ki’ta:so] short film festival is taking place again!
In the 35th edition a numerous exciting, varied and creative works await you!
We have put together a colorful mix of short films from smaller filmmakers from Erlangen and beyond.
At the film festival you will also have the opportunity to ask the filmmakers your questions during the live interviews.
Finally, the audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites and choose the three best short films!
Come along and have an exciting evening with us!
The [ki’ta:so] team and the filmmakers are looking forward to seeing you!
Further infos:

4th meeting of the Student Council on 11.01.2024

The 4th meeting of the Student Convention will take place on 11.01.24 at 6:30 pm in seminar room 0.031-113 in Martensstraße 1, 91058 Erlangen.

In addition to university group support, topics include the budget for 2024 and the current status of efforts to abolish examination attempts.

Elections will also be held for the Speakers’ Council and the Election Committee.