TAMU NAPCON Games Cup at the Texas A&M University was a success - NAPCON

TAMU NAPCON Games Cup at the Texas A&M University was a success

Press release / 31 May 2019

Neste Engineering Solutions’ NAPCON team hosted the TAMU NAPCON Games Cup at the Texas A&M University in April 2019 for 150 Chemical Engineering students.

The NAPCON Distiller game, a new gamified simulation-training tool was used for three rounds in the Cup. The first round was played individually, the second one in a team and then the final round in the same teams as the second round. Through playing in teams, students could incorporate teamwork into the competition. These students graduate this spring and teamwork skills are essential in real working life. The students played excellently and got top scores.

The Cup was a success and the NAPCON team received great feedback from the students: “I found the gamified simulation very engaging and fun. It helps to reinforce the theory we have learned in books in an easy to see interface as well as to create a connection to more real world processes and disturbances.”

“I like this gamified simulation. It is a low-stakes and fun opportunity to better understand distillation and the kind of upsets that happen in industrial settings. I see it very useful to our students or generally anyone entering to the industry to practice real-life phenomena in a simulation such as this”, says J. Douglas White, P.E., Senior Lecturer, Texas A&M University, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering.

100% of the students found the gamified simulation engaging, interactive, educational and fun. 79% said that they learned something new regarding distillation through the game or at least that it strengthened their knowledge.

“Thank you all for your enthusiastic participation and great replies on the survey regarding our gamified simulation. They will help us in developing our products further. It is good to see how well this gamified simulation was received among the final year Chemical Engineering students at Texas A&M, which is a very highly appreciated university in its field. We are honored to be able to have this cooperation with this prestigious university”, says Mika Neffling, Sales Manager, NAPCON.

For more information, please contact:
Frejborg Andreas, Head of Customer Relations, NAPCON. Please contact Neste’s media service, tel. +358 50 458 5076 / media@neste.com (weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. EET).

Neste Engineering Solutions in brief

Neste Engineering Solutions offers engineering, procurement, construction and project management services for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and Bio-industries. Our NAPCON products enhance process industry production optimization, quality and logistics, as well as operator training with simulators and games. We work in close cooperation with our strategic customers and have world-class knowhow in technology development and industrial investment projects. In addition to our head office in Porvoo, Finland, we operate in international Neste locations such as Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Rotterdam, Gothenburg, and in selected customer project sites. Neste Engineering Solutions employs approx. 1,500 engineering professionals globally. Read more: neste.com/engineeringsolutions, napconsuite.com

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