The Lord of the Energies: The Fellowship of the Atoms

General description

Hi, I’m Strider! I’ll be your tour guide during your quest through MiddleHungary.

Don’t forget we’re going on a secret mission, the dark side should not discover our fellowship.

Who’s on the dark side you may ask, well there's this guy named Sasdjkjjh (yeah I know it’s a terrible name…), so he wants to get all of the electric energy, because he has this one big orange eye on the top of a tower. It’s kind of an advertisement and as you can imagine it takes a lot of energy to maintain it. Where does he get this amount of power? He steals the equipment of our electric grids with a device called the Ring. He stole whole wind turbines and several solar panels, but the worst is he took some nuclear fuel and half of a nuclear power-plant that was still under construction. It‘s vital to stop him before he gains enough power to get a second eyeball.

Luckily we found the Ring, it wandered off (it likes to have a life of its own sometimes). So now we have a chance to get back the equipment from Sasdjkjjh and destroy the Ring. After that rebuild the different electric systems in certain areas in MiddleHungary.

Are you ready for this quest?

Don’t worry, our friendly little group will provide you everything you may need during your journey. Food, pillows, good ales, and scholars who will teach you everything you’ll need to know about producing energy safely and greenly. In the end you’ll be able to create the whole energy mix of a real or an imaginable place.

Let’s meet in the beautiful city of Budapest, where you’ll have a chance to see the city with the eyes of locals. Discover the traditional dishes and taste our national drinks. Feel the atmosphere of this magical place with the company of amazing people from all around Europe!

Show us your motivation on the topic and your curiosity of the city and join us on this amazing 8 day journey. I promise it’s not just sweat and hard work, we’ll have loads of fun as well.

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Control Engineering/Systems engineering , Environmental Engineering , Industrial Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Physics/Physics Engineering , Power Engineering
Content and topics:
- Criteria for a stable electric grid - Different ways of producing electric energy on industrial scale - Trends in consumption of electric energy through history - Challenges and best practices for countries with different capabilities and givens - Definition of sustainability and the implementation of it on micro- / global scales - Ideas and attempts to break out of certain confinements - Role of nuclear industry, how it serves sustainability and what charges it lays on today’s society and the scientific community - The “sins” of nuclear industry and its promises for the future - Politics, finances and trends around the nuclear sector of the market on electric energy - Outlook to the future based on consumption, politics and societal acceptance
Learning goals and objectives:
Gain an overview of the current state and the future possibilities of producing electric energy in Europe, learn about stability of grids and their sustainability, strengths of nuclear energy and known challenges in focus.
Examination type:
Case study and presentation
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Based on motivational letter, interest in the topic and answers to our questions.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Youth hostel
Three meals per day, at least one of them hot
Public transportation (bus, train, subway), walking