Engineering Arena

20190427 – STEM Games logo – Arena E – bijeli tekst(1)


Project task consists of three stages. The competitions last three days and each day represents one stage. The teams will get their problems in the morning. They have to solve it till the afternoon when they have to come up with the solution. They are being ranked on daily lists. The fourth day is reserved for finalists who will present their solutions to the expert jury. The expert jury picks a winner of the Engineering Arena.


At the problem-solving competition in the Engineering Arena, all regular mechanical engineering, electronics, computing, mechatronics, and naval architecture students can participate in.



Scientists, computing companies, banks etc. all submit to great computing resources in this digital age. Sometimes one computing server isn’t enough to process data, or even two or three of them. In that case, more demanding and tougher configurations are needed to process data. A data center does that exactly. It has a built-in system made up from several dozens and hundreds of computing services that are integrated into one whole assembly. It processes data much easier and efficiently. Constructing, configuration, and preparation of the data center isn’t such an easy job. It is necessary to include many factors and calculations so that the data center would perform harmonically without any kind of influences on the data process. This Arena researches the most efficient and quality way to construct a data center so that the following researches, science, flow, and data processing would went smoothly and continue the growth of this modern digital age.

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Energy systems analysis

Designing of air-conditioning systems

Basics of sensory evaluation

Familiarity with renewable sources of energy

Basics of electro energy system design

Computer simulation knowledge

Knowledge in MATLAB/Octave/Python or other programming tools for calculations


Problem analysis

Presentation skills



Sandi Baressi Šegota

Engineering arena, Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka

Sandi Baressi Šegota is an assistant and a Ph.D. student of Electrotechnics at the Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka, where he had finished his undergraduate and a graduate degree in Computing. He’s occupied with evolutional and industrial robotics at the Institute for Automatics and Electronics by applying artificial intelligence in many different fields including medicine and complex engineering systems. He is also maintaining the Z4 HPC Cluster. Sandi Baressa Šegota is also a member of the research group RITEH AI & Robotics. In his spare time, he likes to get lost in the woods with Žuža, a mixed breed. He pursues astronomy as a member of the management board of the Astronomy Association “Istra” Pula.


Matko Glučina

Engineering arena, Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka

Matko Glučina is a lecturer at the Istrian University of Applied Sciences in Pula,
where he strives to pass on knowledge to future mechatronic engineers. In
addition to his duties at the University, he attends a doctoral study in electrical
engineering, electronic information systems module at the Faculty of Engineering
in Rijeka with the aim of developing new materials using advanced artificial
intelligence methods.
In his free time, Matko enjoys the rare sunny days in Rijeka with his loved ones
and spends time in nature whenever he can.


Krunoslav Haramina

Engineering arena

Krunoslav Haramina has graduated at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb. His specialization during study was engineering design in the area of IC engines and motor vehicles and he was also member of Formula Student team. After graduation he stayed at the Faculty as an assistant at Department of Design. He is currently working on development of simulation models in area of automotive transmissions. In spare time Krunoslav likes to ride his bicycle.

Marija Maleš mentor AVL Engineering

Marija Maleš

Engineering arena, AVL

Marija Maleš graduated in Automation from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb. She worked on application of computer vision in autonomous vehicles and medicine. She is currently an employee of AVL-AST d.o.o., where she takes part in developing control application of devices designed for testing electric vehicles batteries. Her personal interests include improvement of the process control and performance of the electronic systems, as well as elimination of the problems related to the compatibility of the simulation in relation to the realistic system. Marija likes good company, volleyball, music, diving, hiking and all other open-air activities. She participated two times in STEM Games as a sport competitior in her student days. She is very excited about taking part in this year's STEM Games as a mentor.

Luka Vucetic mentor festo Engineering

Luka Vučetić

Engineering arena, FESTO

Luka comes from Zagreb, where he graduated in Mechatronics and Robotics from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture. He started his professional career in Festo as a technical support for didactics and electrical automation. He is currently engaged in holding training sessions for highschool and university professors by making educational sites and preparing offers and orders for pneumatic and electrical automatization.