It’s been said that education and competition are two of the most important ingredients in life. There is no doubt that education (whether it be formal or informal) is a primary key to success, and the roots of education reside in competition. Throughout your educational career, you will continuously compete and I can guarantee - it won’t stop when you graduate! Whether you are in a contest to be the fastest runner on the playground, the National Spelling Champion or up against a number of other MBAs for a plum job at a Fortune 500 company, competition will always play a part in your life. To recognize and encourage the innovative use of our software, the CD-adapco Global Academic Program is announcing the first ever STAR-CCM+ SIMULATION APP CONTEST! Using the Simulation Assistant in STAR-CCM+, we challenge you to develop an App which captures best practices.