IRF sponsors international student Olympiads
The International Road Federation co-organized the 2nd International Student Olympiads at the invitation of IRF Member Belavtodor in Minsk, Belarus from September 21-23, 2016. The competition brought together teams of promising students from technical universities in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Belarus.
A series of theoretical and practical challenges put the students’ academic knowledge to test and validated their ability to think creatively in an applied setting. The Olympiads also aim to provide industry feedback to participating universities on the quality and applicability of classroom teaching.
IRF Fellows Andrey Petrov (Class of 1998) and Krysztzof Waszczuk (Class of 2013) joined the international jury in awarding the top prize to Belarussian student Viktor Kovalevich. Viktor will join other IRF Fellows as part of the Road Scholar Week, a multi-day leadership program held every year in January in Washington, DC.