UBC Okanagan engineering students tasked with designing a safer donation bin
What: Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) design competition finals
Who: 400 first-year engineering students
When: Sunday, November 25, 2018, from 2–5pm
Where: Richard S. Hallisey Atrium, Engineering Management and Education Building, UBC Okanagan
First-year engineering students at UBC Okanagan have been tasked with solving a pressing need that may save lives.
UBC Okanagan is following its successful collaboration with Metro Community Church where the same first-year design course led to a personal belongings carrier prototype designed for homeless people. Course Instructor Ray Taheri was approached this summer by Union Gospel Mission to see if students could design a safer clothing donation bin.
“In the Lower Mainland alone, there have been many cases of injuries and even death related to people being trapped inside these bins,” says Taheri. “We asked students to take on this challenging task and come up with a new and innovative design to stop these needless injuries and death.”
Over 400 first-year students are participating in the computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) APSC 171 design competition finals. The competition culminates with a showcase taking place on Sunday, November 25.
About UBC's Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.