Opportunities for students with FISITA Society Members



September 2020

FISITA is committed to supporting the next generation of mobility engineers worldwide, as well as lifelong learning for all mobility engineers. We're proud to share some highlights, below, from some of our international members on how they're supporting students and young engineers during the COVID-19 global pandemic and opportunities coming up that students and young engineers can get involved with. Each contributor is a member of the FISITA Education Committee:

Dr. Kamal Vora, ARAI India (SAEIndia, India)

Most of these activities are planned either free of charge or with a very small charge. Anybody who is a member of SAEINDIA can join these training programmes:

  • Virtual Efficycle 2020 - 21st September 2020 - 2nd October 2020
  • 5 Days Vehicle Dynamics Workshop - Indore - 28th September 2020
  • Webinar session on Entrepreneurship - 30th September 2020
  • Online workshop on Vehicle Dynamics - 8-9 October 2020
  • Webinar on "How to write Technical Papers" - 10th October 2020
  • Faculty Advisor Meet - Bengaluru - 10th October 2020
  • SAEINDIA COLLEIGATE CLUB Inauguration - Bengaluru - 15th October 2020
  • Technical talk - 20th October 2020
  • Webinar on Electric Vehicles - 25th October 2020
  • AWIM training - 5th November 2020
  • AeroCON 2020 - Virtual - 5th November - 6th November 2020
  • Technical talk - 10th November 2020
  • Webinar session on Entrepreneurship - 20th November 2020
  • AWIM Regional Olympics - Bengaluru - 5th December 2020
  • Automotive Electronics Conference - Virtual - 3rd week of December 2020
  • AWIM National Olympics - 25th December 2020


Pierre Duret, Director, Powertrains & Sustainable Mobility, IFP School (SIA, France)

IFP School is launching the 3rd edition of its MOOC Tomorrow’s Mobility. This free, online course is open to anyone–students and young professionals-interested in gaining knowledge about electric and hybrid technologies, connected and autonomous vehicles. Interesting, fun activities await you, like designing an electric powertrain by using a simulator and a serious game, or using virtual reality to get inside an autonomous vehicle...

Want to know more? Registrations here.

Starting on November 2nd, the course is 4-weeks long and takes roughly 3h/week. You can obtain a free certificate of achievement.

Dr.-ing Ouafaé El Ganaoui-Mourlan, Chair on Electric, Connected, and Autonomous Vehicle for Smart Mobility, IFP School (SIA, France)

Symposium of the IFP School ECAV (Electric, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles for Smart Mobility) chair.

Unleashing the potential of connected and autonomous public transportation for a cleaner mobility.

In this symposium we aim to gather representatives of both the academic and the industrial world who believe in a future of automated and shared mobility. The objective is to understand where we stand today, what the manufacturers and service providers foresee to happen in the near future, and what researchers consider to be the main technical challenges for a practical deployment. A particular focus is placed on understanding the potential impacts of widespread utilization of these systems on environmental sustainability (both GHG emissions/energy consumption and local pollutant emissions).

We will have the opportunity to bring together and foster exchange between experts from different scientific communities (automatic control, traffic flow theory, operations research) for the same objective of making transportation shared, more efficient, and cleaner.

Any students working on this theme are welcome to submit a poster - IFP School will be glad to host such a symposium in Rueil-Malmaison, in the outskirts of Paris, France, on November 24th.

Dr. Saskia Monsma, Senior Lecturer HAN University of Applied Sciences (KIVI, Netherlands)

Yearly KIVI Best Student Team Award for the best automotive team achievements
The department of Automotive Engineering of the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) organizes the Best Student Team Award. The price will be handed out to the top three performing automotive student teams and consist of €3000, €2000 and €1000 for the first, second and third best team, respectively.

Pitches of the Nominated Award Teams
Five nominated teams are requested to give a short pitch about their team, the competition, the faced challenges and the added value they created as a team in maximizing the performance. The nominated teams will be chosen from a selection of automotive student teams from different Applied Sciences institutes (HBO) and Universities (TU). In order to subscribe your team, please submit max. 1 A4 summarizing briefly your results, the quality of your team and impact of your results for future automotive research and industrial developments. Please add a high quality picture as well. This will create a perfect opportunity to highlight the excellent jobs performed by the top automotive student teams performed at the different educational institutes in cooperation with industry.

Handing over Award Price at an Automotive event
The student team pitches, announcement and handing over of the award and prices will be done on an Automotive event (if possible) where the teams can also present their team and vehicle.

More information can be found on the KIVI website: https://www.kivi.nl/