Simulation Winners are the Real Thing

Both ISE Teams make it to the finals of the Simio Student Simulation Competition

Simulation Winners are the Real Thing
Team One
Simulation Winners are the Real Thing
Team Two

Two ISE student groups where finalists in the 2014 Simio Student Simulation Competition. The teams competed against 128 other teams from 27 schools/universities from 13 countries. NC State was the only school who had two teams in the top eight.

Team 1 consisted of Samuel Tripp, Charles Clayton and Yuchen Yang and Team 2 was Alex WhiteIsmail LekorchiKali Drake and Moaad Benkaraache.

Simio’s biannual competition promised “fame and glory” and $3000 in prize money. This year’s competition challenged the student’s model-building skils. It also tested their project management, video production and presentation skills.

The judges based their decision on a 10-item scoring system where each item is worth between 0 and 3 points, defined as follows: Poor – 0, Average – 1, Good – 2, Excellent – 3. The total score for the project was the sum of all points across these 10 evaluation areas.


The Problem

Design a business at airports that allow passengers to drop-off their car at our parking facility at the airport. They customer would receive free parking and rental income for their car while they are away. Passengers flying into the airport could then rent the customer’s car. Successful business implementation involves aspects of parking, transportation, rental car asset management, and staffing.