Help bring BGU to ECCC 2017!
Over the past two years students from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have competed at the Engineering Commerce Case Competition at Concordia University, achieving strong scores and invaluable experience. A new team will arrive in Montreal at the end of February to compete in this year's event, and once again, of the twelve schools represented, this team will be the only one representing Israel.
The impact of this experience on the education and careers of the participants is incredible! Please help us provide the same opportunity for the 2017 team - your financial support will provide them with a unique experience that will enrich their lives in so many ways.
Here are some comments from last year's students:
"We learned a lot from the competition and the organization, and created connections with other teams. We hope to keep in touch with some of the participants from the different groups." Ofir Bustan
"It was amazing to work together and understand how Engineering and Management students' cooperation is imperative for the success of projects. Additionally, being exposed to another area of expertise is priceless and something I am sure I will use in the future." Rotem Duani
"Being surrounded by talented and experienced people brings the best out of you and makes everyone do better." Nadav Kirsh
BGU team ECCC 2017
Roni Raviv, 24, a second year Business Management student, with a focus on Marketing. Starting soon as a marketing intern in the BGR (Ben-Gurion Racing) group, a program for the engineering students that builds a formula car and races against teams around the globe at the Formula ASE contest. She also works as a salesperson at "Sabon", a company for natural ingredients and beauty products.
Yossi Myerson, 27, a fourth year Electrical Engineering student, currently working for Mellanox Technologies, an Israeli high-tech company specialising in high speed communications. Yossi has also represented BGU in the European Debating Championship, and is currently volunteering with high-school students working on cyber security projects.
Dor Gal, 27, a second-year Computer Science and Management student. Served for 6 years in the IDF, in special intelligence unit. During his army service, Dor lead several technical teams as an officer, and was released a Lieutenant. Dor currently volunteers as the Executive Manager of "Starter - Student's Entrepreneur and innovation club", and works as a Digital Solution Architect for Microsoft
Rotem Duani, 27, is pursuing her degree at BGU in Industrial Engineering and Management, she volunteers in Starter BGU, a student organization which encourages students to become entrepreneurs. Rotem is the starter class manager, a program which escorts students who want to start their own startup. This will be Rotem's second year at the ECCC.
Prof. Amir Shapiro, Coach, who coached the BGU team in 2015-2016, is Associate Professor and Director of the robotics laboratory in BGU's Department of Mechanical Engineering. His interests include locomotion of multi-limbed mechanisms in unstructured complex environments, motion planning algorithms for multi-limbed robots, robot grasping-design, control, and stability analysis, dynamic manipulations, climbing robots, snake-like robots, robots on-line motion planning, and agriculture robotics.