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Cups Rewards

Depends on your engagement and results, you will earn Cups for submitting solutions. If your solutions are consistently better and you move up the Hall of Fame ranks,  you will earn Cups along the way!

Everyone who registers for PSC or is an active PSC account holder receives a unique My PSC link.

The PSC participant also receives Cups when his/her friend starts to submit variables. If your friends submit regularly and climb the PSC ranks – You both earn cups- It’s a win-win!

Note: Your friend must be first registered with PSC using your “My PSC link” if you’d like to benefit from this arrangement. 

The link is multiple-use and valid for the entire duration of the challenge. It’s visible on My Account page after login.

What’s Next?

At the end of the competition, a person with the highest Cups total will be invited to the sponsored by us certified professional two-day CHEMCAD beginner course worth €1400! The course is certified and recognized by the industry.

Course cost covers learning materials, snacks, and lunches. The participation is scheduled for September/October 2019 in Berlin. The course will also be attended by industry practitioners.

For details visit:

 https://www.chemstations.eu/events/

CHEMCAD course winner is responsible for his/her travel costs and accommodation in Berlin during the duration of the course. 

PSC2018 ends: 31 January 2019

Student Ambassador Program

Everyone who registers for PSC or is an active PSC account holder receives a unique My PSC link.

The PSC participant receives Cups when his/her friend begins submitting variables using the My PSC link. If your friends are active and move up the PSC ranks – You both get cups. It’s a win-win!

Note: your friend must be first registered with PSC using your “My PSC link” if you’d like to benefit from this arrangement. 

PSC Student Ambassador title is awarded to 3 PSC participants at the end of the 2018 challenge. The precondition to winning the title is the highest total of Cups from registrations and submissions.

Amazon vouchers will be given accordingly:

  1. €70
  2. €60
  3. €50

PSC Ambassadors will be invited to the PSC2018 Award Ceremony at the Teaching Process Simulation Symposium in Berlin, 15 February 2019.

Chemstations Europe will cover the full symposium participation costs. It will help with the PSC Ambassador travel expenses – €50 per person.

Student Ambassadors can be either an undergraduate, postgraduate or Ph.D. student.

International students unable to attend the PSC Award Ceremony in Berlin will be offered Amazon vouchers in the currency of their respective countries (as long as it’s applicable).

We also recognize others who contribute to the PSC community in creative ways. You still can be recognized although you don’t collect Cups!

Student Ambassadors selected independently of the referral Cups program will receive €50 Amazon Voucher. Chemstations Europe will cover the full PSC Awards participation costs. It will help with the PSC Ambassador travel expenses – €50 per person.

PSC2018 ends: 31 January 2019

 

PSC Monthly Winner

Each month, PSC participant who scores first in the highscore table will be awarded:

  • e-certificate of PSC participation
  • 100 Cups

PSC2018 ends: 31 January 2019

PSC Overall Winner

At the end of the PSC2018, 3 Overall Winners will be announced and awarded Amazon Vouchers in the amount of:

  1. €120
  2. €100
  3. €80

Awards shall be collected at the Teaching Process Simulation Symposium in Berlin, 15 February 2019.

Each winner shall provide a presentation (5-7) slides explaining his/her approach and solution to the task.

Chemstations Europe will cover the full symposium participation costs for all Overall Winners. It will help with the Overall Winners’ travel expenses – €50 per person.

In addition, the No.1 Overall Winner will enjoy a special invitation to our Annual CHEMCAD User Meeting. He/She will shake hands with the US-based CHEMCAD developers, the EU Team and will get a chance to talk to Chemstations Europe’s clients. Place: Berlin, Germany, September 2019.

Chemstations Europe will cover the Annual CHEMCAD User Meeting participation costs. It will help with the PSC No.1 Overall Winner travel expenses – €50. 

Amazon Vouchers for International students:  we offer Amazon vouchers in the currency of respective countries (as long as it’s applicable).

The Overall Winners will be determined during the latest phase of the PSC2018 competition based on the highest profits achieved in the simulation task.

PSC2018 ends: 31 January 2019

 

PSC Evergreen

The Awards such as the CHEMCAD Basic Seminar and Amazon Vouchers apply to the active PSC competition only.

Teachers using past PSC tasks in their classroom will receive Certificates of Participation for every student.

Let us know in advance how many students are you planning to bring to the game and we’ll get everything ready for you!

PSC Timing

The competition is a yearly event. It starts every February and ends in the late January of the following year.

It’s developed and managed by Chemstations Europe GmbH.

Students and academics from universities which hold an active CHEMCAD license can participate in PSC without additional arrangements. This applies to universities from all over the world. Otherwise, please request a free CHEMCAD license.

Terms & Conditions

  1. All contestants must use the CHEMCAD Suite software to optimize their process.
  2. If your university/ college does not have CHEMCAD Suite, Chemstations sponsors an Academic Program offering this software free of charge. You can Request a trial license.
  3. The competition is open to students only. Full and part-time students qualify for the ‘Student Ranking’. All other participants qualify for the ‘Practitioner Ranking’. Employees of Chemstations and their families are excluded from the competition. High school students are admitted upon request.
  4. Submitted design variables must be submitted via the Process Simulation Cup website and include the full name of the contestant and of their organization (university/ college).
  5. To determine the winner of the Process Simulation Cup, the parameters you submit are run on a Chemstations server and in our original simulation file. The Overall Winners will be determined during the latest phase of the PSC2018 competition based on the highest profits achieved in the simulation task.
  6. The winners are determined during the latest phase of the PSC2018 competition based on the highest profits achieved in the simulation task. However,  the winner may notify us via email if he/ she has worked on a team with another contestant who has submitted the same result. In this case, each team member will get a personal certificate but only one prize will be awarded.
  7. Chemstations reserves the right to declare the contest void if the submitted parameters do not fulfill eligibility requirements.
  8. All entries will become the property of Chemstations.
  9. All winners will be announced on the Process Simulation Cup website, including the university/ college. Chemstations Europe reserves the right to publish or distribute the winning parameters and photos of the winners, the runner-up and their supervising or advising faculty member through any electronic and physical form.
  10. The winner should present their work at the Award Ceremony in Berlin in English.
  11. If a team submits a winning entry, no more than two of the winning team members will attend the Award Ceremony in Berlin.
  12. If required, the student(s) and their supervising or advising faculty member are responsible for their own visa arrangements, but the cost of the visa(s) will be reimbursed by Chemstations.
  13. There will be no financial or monetary rewards of any kind.
  14. For situations not covered herein, Chemstations will rule, considering as a top priority, equal opportunity of winning for all participants. All decisions of Chemstations are final. By participating in the competition, contestants accept and will be bound by these competition rules.
  15. This competition is void where prohibited by law.