Engineering students on winning team in Global Scaling Challenge

May 12, 2021 - by Kim Delker

A group of School of Engineering students participated in the inaugural Global Scaling Challenge, hosted by The University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management. The engineering students tied for fourth place among 17 student teams from around the world.

The event took place virtually April 22-24, with the goal being to help three New Mexico-based companies identify ways to scale globally and complete a live 10-minute presentation in front of a panel of judges comprised by CEOs and managers of multiple companies throughout New Mexico. The three companies that participated this year were: Build with Robots, BennuBio and Wildlife Protection Management.

The School of Engineering team, mentored by Peter Vorobieff, professor of mechanical engineering, ttied for first place the first day when presenting their strategy to help scale Build with Robots. The team won a $2,500 prize for tied fourth place overall in the competition.

The team was comprised of:

  • Jesus Ortega, Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering and an alumnus of the Anderson School of Management
  • Irma Rocio Vazquez, Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering
  • Nikhileswara Reddy Naguru, a master's student in electrical engineering and alumnus of the Anderson School of Management
  • Bhuvaneshwarr Ramalingam, a master's student in electrical engineering.