Waterloo Engineering Competition

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Last Friday, students competed in the Waterloo Engineering Competition for a spot in the Ontario Engineering Competition, which will take place in February at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Students competed in the three categories: Junior Design, Senior Design and Consulting. For the design portion of the competition, teams of four were assigned a challenge to complete. The junior challenge involved designing an apparatus to transport uranium packages across the Grand Canyon in four hours. Senior design competitors had six hours to build a remote controlled vehicle to traverse a track and reach high enough to be able to retrieve goods from the top of a building. The consulting competition, which lasted about five hours, looked at the potential take-over of Blackberry and what potential products or solutions would benefit the company. Teams were scored on creativity, cost effectiveness, team work and presentation. Judges were mostly professors, but including a judge from the PEO board and an engineer at Clearpath Robotics. If you missed the competition this term, the next one will be in June of 2014, so if you have three friends and love doing fun things, or perhaps just enjoy eating free food, the Waterloo Engineering competition is definitely for you.

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