French Olympiad Celebrates Innovation with Science and Engineering Students

UPSTI Microsoft

The 2014 Olympiad of Engineering Science (Olympiades des Sciences de l’Ingénieur) finals were held at Microsoft’s Paris Headquarters on May 21.  60 teams were selected to present their engineering project to a panel of technical judges.


The event started 6 months ago with 900 project teams and 4500+ students and teachers to design, test and prototype the best of their ideas in science, technology and engineering.


SolidWorks French Value Added Reseller, Cadware supported this event.  Students used SOLIDWORKS software to design their products.



UPSTI is the organization of teachers for “Classes prépa”, the very high level of students after Baccalaureate.  Teachers help prepare students for 2 years to compete for a place in the best Engineering schools in France.

Lycee Don Bosco

Congratulations to winners Lyceé Don Bosco for their Head Controlled Wheel Chair design.

Lycee Louis-le-Grand

I was happy to see a team of young women from Lyceé Louis-le-Grand Paris to do so well.


In fact, there were many young women scientists and engineers at the event finals.  Perhaps there is a future Marie Curie or Claudie Haigneré.

2014 Olympiad

More information about the event can be found here.




Thank you Jean-Luc Cottin, Director of Education, Cadware and Hervé Riou, UPSTI Président for Sharing with the SolidWorks Community.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard