Meet Future Engineer Igor Karmakov

By Dora Smith

Siemens PLM student design contest winner

Igor Karmakov won second place in a recent student design contest in Russia. He is a third year student of Voronezh State Engineering University. He created his the project “Sportcar Star Way” with NX.

Siemens PLM student design contest

Igor submitted his design in our first ever ”Daring Ideas” student design contest held in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The objective was to discover research and creative ideas of engineering students who use modern design technologies.

Please tell us about the project and challenges you faced.

“Designing Star Way took me two months. Time was running out so quickly, I was working nights, as I had to combine working and studying. The most tense moment of the project was the car body bypass design. It was inspired by Volkswagen Golf Scirocco.”

What are your plans for the future? Will winning in the contest impact your career?
“I am sure that winning won`t go unnoticed. Everything that happens in life leaves its trace, every single step is important for the present and for the future. I adore 3D-modeling and am going to advance in this direction in the future. My goal is to become a top expert in this sphere. That`s why I am looking for a worthy job tightly related to the 3D modeling. I believe that the second place in the student contest will help me in my job search.”

Here is another view of the car with the rolling chassis:

Siemens PLM student design contest

If you’re a student, enter your stunning design in our monthly design contest.

– Dora

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