The rocket Turbulencja built by students of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków took second place in one of the categories of the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) in the U.S. The AGH UST team was the first team from Poland to compete in IREC.
A system that recognizes emotions that online posts and comments can induce in readers won the Smart City Hackathon organized during the Vision for Development Forum in Gdynia. The competition with the participation of 16 teams had the patronage of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Enterprise and Technology.
Ecohydrologists from the University of Lodz received the highest distinction of the European Commission - the "Best of the Best" award for the project of ecohydrologic rehabilitation of recreational reservoirs "Arturówek" (Łódź). More than 60 research teams from Europe took part in the competition.
Planck satellite team and mission managers received the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize. Polish scientist Prof. Krzysztof Górski has an important role in the team. The $500,000 prize is awarded by the Gruber Foundation at Yale University in the U.S.
The team from the University of Warsaw took 14th place in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) in Beijing. As the best team from the European region, they received the title of European Champions. The team from the Moscow State University won the competition.