Like in every challenge, at the end of the long and impervious path, there is a pot of gold waiting the winners. This year, the LB decided for the following prizes to be gifted to the UAS’ winners:
- an interview to be published on our social channel
- Elegoo UNO R3 Project Starter Kit
we are proud to announce you the winners of the UAS event!
MICHELE LA ROCCA
1) WHAT VALUE HAD THE INITIATIVE FOR YOU? WAS IT EASIER TO FACE UP THE COMPETITION STAYING AT HOME?
Michele: For the first time in my academic career, I had the chance to solve real problems with the help of people that work in the field. EUROAVIA Napoli leaves its signature with all the events they organize and they always concern current issues from which there is much to learn and get involved into. Maybe, the weight of the competition was not so heavy, due to distance and having more time available to face the challenge.
Leonardo: The challenge was a great chance to work together with my teammate despite the adverse conditions of the current state, but also to meet him in person after the quarantine, to put down some interesting ideas. During the first days, I did not feel the weight of the competition because I was at home, but in the last few days everything changed, and the challenge seemed alive, even with social distancing.
2) WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE?
Michele: This event reminded me that the world is full of people with extraordinary ideas, making me get out of the usual university routine. Not only knowledge matters, but imagination, teamwork, and fun also is important.
Leonardo: Watching the other teams’ projects gave me the chance to open my mind and approach the same problem from another point of view!
3) WHAT ARE YOUR CONSIDERATIONS?
Michele: The event was organized and managed in a fantastic way, everyone was available for any clarification. I want to thank all the EUROAVIA Napoli Local Board for organizing extraordinary events and also thank Emanuele from Green Tech Solution for his time and kindness.
Leonardo: The added value was the issues of the challenges, that were current and spur. Working on a feasible project to be carried out was an additional incentive to go ahead and give our best!
4) WHAT DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BEING THE WINNERS OF AN ONLINE CHALLENGE?
Michele: I think you feel the same things that you would feel without social distancing, even if you feel the lack of being able to celebrate your team.
Leonardo: I am very happy even if I was not with my teammate when the judges declared the winner. Surely in the coming days, we will celebrate together in person, as it has a completely different taste.
5) ACCORDING TO YOU, WHICH SENTENCE CAN INSPIRE ALL MEMBERS OF EUROAVIA Napoli?
Michele: I think they can find inspiration even just by looking at the faces of the guys who took part to these events, regardless of the result. The event is not only the topic but also the guys who organized it. The Local Board transmits you joy and happiness and makes every event unique. You create unforgettable moments.
Leonardo: Don’t stop flying high right now.
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