News and Events
Volume 1 - Edition 10
March 2005

Western Engineering Design Days
Monday, March 7 - Wednesday, March 8

After four 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.

Starting 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) Platinum Certification.

"This project has been a dream of ours for some time now," says Dean Berruti.  "It is a vision that we are pushing to become reality."

The Green Building project is the first time Western Engineering students have worked on a project specifically for the Western campus.

"Western 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?"

The results 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 Projects.

All 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 attend.

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