Monday, March 7 - Wednesday, March 8
years of hard work and determination, Western Engineering's
fourth-year students had the chance to showcase their knowledge to a
panel of judges at the annual Western Engineering Design Days.
Monday, March 7 and running through to Wednesday, March 9, over 150
student groups presented their fourth-year design projects at
Windermere Manor and Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute
(IMTI). Design projects varied from a mine blast simulation device
to stolen laptop tracking software to a project focusing on the
manufacture of insulin.
Fifteen teams of students from various disciplines also presented
their environmentally sustainable designs for the proposed Western
Engineering Green Building - a state-of-the-art centre to integrate
modern technology with the physical and environmental concerns of
Western Engineering. The students were asked to incorporate
the most up-to-date green technologies with the ultimate goal to
achieve a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
project has been a dream of ours for some time now," says Dean
Berruti. "It is a vision that we are pushing to become
Building project is the first time Western Engineering students have
worked on a project specifically for the Western campus.
Engineering wants to be a leader and have the first green building
on campus," says Berruti. "What better way than a building
designed by students for the students?"
for the most outstanding student projects for each department have
not been announced; however the results of the Green Building
Projects are posted online.
Click here to view a list of the most outstanding Green Building
student groups selected as most outstanding will present their
designs Tuesday, March 22 in the Spencer Engineering Building. Department presentations
will be held in room 1059 starting at 4:00 pm. The Green
Building presentations will be held in room 1200, also starting at 4:00 pm.
All are welcome to
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