What: Engineering student design competition
Who: First-year School of Engineering students
When: Thursday, November 30, from 5 until 9 p.m.
Where: Richard S. Hallisey atrium, EME Building, UBC Okanagan campus
For 400 first-year students in the School of Engineering, the design competition, while fun, is also the biggest test of the semester.
The students are gearing up for the computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) design competition finals on November 30. The event will showcase student designs and prototypes within the competition’s two themes: helping seniors with their daily lives or creating toys that improve the attention spans of children aged three to 10.
For the event, the students are divided into teams; 54 started the competition, and 30 will make the final event. These groups will have their designs and prototypes on display, while they are judged by industry partners along with UBC faculty and staff. All projects were designed using SolidWorks CAD software and prototyped using 3D printers on campus.
The public is invited to watch the competition. The event is free and paid parking is available on campus.