10 May 2017, EUROAVIA Munich visited MBDA Deutschland GmbH at their production and testing facilities in Schrobenhausen. MBDA is, together with their partners in France, Great Britain and Italy, one of the leading manufacturers of guided missiles and a global player in this sector.
We were welcomed with pretzels and coffee and after a short presentation about the company we were given a tour of the showroom where all products are on display and our many questions answered. The main item on the agenda were talks about three different topics. The first was about challenges faced by the defence industry. The political perspective was relatively new to many of us, as this is a topic that is only covered briefly at university. The next presentations were about the general structure of missiles, issues like structural mechanics and aerodynamics, and provided an interesting insight into practical issues concerning comparability of CFD calculations and wind tunnel experiments. Finally, we were given a small tour of the premises.
All in all, we had an interesting day, during which we gained unique insight into the industry, it’s technologies and challenges. We want to thank MBDA and all employees involved who made this possible. Surely it won’t be last time we stopped by Schrobenhausen.
March 2017, the local boards of EESTEC and EUROAVIA met for the first time to discuss a possible collaboration between the two societies with the aim to increase interdisciplinary teamwork among students. EESTEC (Electrical Engineering Students’ European Association) and EUROAVIA share similar goals in two different sectors whose collaboration has become inevitable.
During this meeting two ideas emerged, that are now further developed during the summer.
Soft Skills Training
With the support of the EUROAVIA Internal Training System (EITS) and the EESTEC Training System we plan a joint soft skill training for members of both societies. This training aims to give students of either discipline the possibility to strengthen their skills, get to know each other, and exchange experiences and ideas. For this purpose, EESTEC trainer Lida Kosti and EUROAVIA trainer Adnan Muslić will prepare an exciting day of activities. The event will likely take place in July.
Joint International Event
The second idea discussed was the possibility of organising a joint international event, a chance for local groups of both societies from all over Europe to meet in Munich and learn about an interesting topic. The topical event will concentrate on an issue that is relevant to both electrical and aeronautical/aerospace engineering students.
v.l.n.r.: Andreas Schimpe (Vice-Chairman EESTEC), Stefanie Thanner (Chairwoman EESTEC), Caroline Lösch (Secretary EUROAVIA), Adnan Muslić (President EUROAVIA)
We are looking forward to working with EESTEC!
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