The School of Engineering wrapped up a busy and successful academic year with three year-end events: the APSC 169 Design Showcase, the APSC 258 Hovercraft Competition, and the ENGR 499 Capstone Competition.
APSC 169 Design Showcase
Thirty-three teams participated in the APSC 169 Design Showcase. The objective of the assigned project was designing a gearbox that would meet "client" specifications, but would also address sustainability as a critical part of any engineering design.
1st place was awarded to Rianne Andrews, Nick Braidwood, Liam Dewar, Stormy Howard, Abi Logel, and Kyle Reid.
APSC 258 Hovercraft Competition
APSC 258 students were given a fictional scenario, which involved a consortia of Okanagan farmers seeiking to find a novel solution to efficiently and accurately deliver pesticides to several crops in a field. 20 groups competed in the final competition.
1st place was awarded to Zachary Birkett, Chia-Chi Chang, Tyler Ho, Ryan Kozak, and David Symons.
In addition, 2nd year students vote annually for the professor they feel has earned the Pioneer Award for Excellence in Teaching, and it is given to the chosen professor at the APSC 258 Hovercraft Competition.
This year's recipient was Dr. Yang Cao. This is the 8th year in a row that Dr. Cao has been given this honour by his students. Congratulations to Dr. Cao!
ENGR Capstone Competition
Fourth-year engineering students showcased the results of their final year Capstone Design Projects in a public poster presentation session. These interesting and challenging projects were proposed by industry collaborators, faculty, and students. Topics ranged over many different areas, including electric and autonomous vehicles, buildings and bridges, smart automation systems, wearable technologies, and many more.
1st place was awarded to Spencer Bostock, Blago Hristovski, Julia Lenton, Ben Martin, and Trevor Stirling.
The School of Engineering would like to congratulate each and every student on a job well done! You make us proud!