RTU students are calling for a wafer tower building competition

Riga Technical University (RTU) Faculty of Civil Engineering (BIF) Students’ Self-Government organizes traditional waffle tower design competition “Wafer Engineer 10”, to be held on Thursday, March 7, at. 16.00 at the International Exhibition Center in Kipsala, Kipsala Street 8.

The competition will take place in two categories – the “Supreme Tower” and the “Design object” – and there will be a wafer tower or a design object from six wafer plates and one chocolate bar. The team that will build the highest and most durable construction will win.

The tower will only be built from wafer plates and chocolates issued by the organizers. The team that will build the tallest tower will be able to win a 250 ml heavy canister placed on a dedicated platform for at least five seconds.

The design object, on the other hand, will have to be thematically designed to reflect the theme defined by the organizers of the competition, which participants will learn when starting work. The most challenging, creative and creative design will win.

For each team without wafers and chocolate work, a ruler, a paper knife, a paper, a pencil, a plastic spoon, and a chocolate melting pot will be provided and hot water will be provided.

Work hours are three hours – from. 17:00 to 20:00 After that, the evaluation of the work will begin. The winner of the category «Supreme Tower» will be able to travel.

Students, students, business representatives and other interested parties who want to test their skills in the design of waffle objects are invited to the competition. Potential participants must set up a team of three and up to 6 March at noon. 23.59 fill in the registration form.

Last year, in the winning engineer competition, creating a 2-meter high tower, «PWr team» won the laurels in the category «High Tower» – a team from Poland. In turn, the «Design object» was won by the team «Ulmaniiku engineers».


Evgeny BARKANOV has elected as the correspondent member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

On Thursday, November 29, Evgeny BARKANOV (mechanics) was elected as the correspondent member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

Short biography of the newly elected member

Evgeny BARKANOV – Dr.sc.ing. (1993). Professor at RTU, leading researcher at the Institute of Materials and Structures.

Areas of scientific research: finite element method, composite mechanics, structural dynamics and strength, fluctuation of fluctuations, reverse problems, optimization.

Published works: 3 textbooks, 2 book editors, 124 scientific publications, of which 59 in the SCOPUS database, 92 conference theses, H-index – 10.

Pedagogical work: scientific supervisor for 3 defended doctoral theses, responsible lecturer for 5 developed subjects, guest lecturer in Germany, Russia, etc.

Scientific projects: Coordinator of 2 international projects, incl. EU 7th Program Project and Research Project of the Taiwan-Latvia-Lithuania Scientific Cooperation Fund; 7 International Project Manager.

Organizational work: member and secretary of the Council of Professors of Construction and Architecture, Member of the RTU P-03 and RTU P-06, Member of the RTU Academic Assembly, Member of the Latvian National Mechanics Association, Expert of the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science, LZP Expert, EU 7.

Expert of the Framework Program and the EU HORIZON2020 program, member of the editorial boards of various international scientific committees and scientific journals.

Acknowledgments: RTU Rector’s Recognition Articles.