worldsteel names steelChallenge-9 world champions

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announced the new world champions of the ninth steelChallenge. A participant from Baosteel Group Corporation in China won in the category for young steel industry employees, and a team from Chongqing University of Science and Technology in China won in the student category.

The world championship of the ninth steelChallenge took place in Brussels, Belgium on 11 February 2015. The eight teams of regional champions from the first round competed for the global title in the Industry and Student categories. The task was to produce high-strength structural steel for construction at the lowest total cost using the basic oxygen steelmaking simulation available on steeluniversity.org. 



Photo courtesy of World Steel Association

John Ferriola, chairperson of worldsteel Education and Training Committee and Chairman, CEO and president of Nucor Corporation, announced the winners. John Ferriola said: “steeluniversity and steelChallenge are not only at the core of worldsteel’s effort to advance knowledge about steel but also the critical connection with young people in the industry and students who might consider a career in steel. Going forward, we will look to complement our manufacturing and metallurgical learning with developing skills in business and leadership.” Dr Wolfgang Eder, chairperson of worldsteel, and chairperson and CEO, voestalpine, presented the trophies and certificates to the champions.

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