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UNB students showcase work at 5th annual Engineering Design Symposium

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Apr 5, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering hosted its fifth annual Engineering Design Symposium on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Fredericton Convention Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During their fourth year of studies, engineering students group together to develop projects through the capstone design course, and with the guidance of industry mentors and professors, they deliver clients with fully realized ideas and solutions.

The Engineering Design Symposium gives students the opportunity to showcase their innovative projects to the greater community. Local governments, companies, and non-profit organizations sponsor a large number of the design projects.

With the guidance of industry mentors and professors, fourth year engineering students group together to develop projects through the capstone design course to deliver clients with fully realized ideas and solutions.

All engineering disciplines are represented at the symposium, including chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geomatics, mechanical, software, and technology management and entrepreneurship. This year’s projects include:

The symposium is a great example of how UNB helps students prepare for the future by encouraging them to explore what happens outside of the lecture hall. They use critical thinking, innovation and resourcefulness to develop their designs.

“The Engineering Design Symposium is a highlight for the faculty of engineering every year,” says Dr. Chris Diduch, UNB’s dean of engineering. “Students are given the opportunity to showcase the engineering design projects they’ve worked hard on all year, many of which, once implemented, positively impact the community."

“The Symposium is open to the public and students are always eager to discuss their work and give demonstrations of their prototypes. It’s also a great opportunity for other students and the broader community to see the caliber of work put forward by our senior students.”

Top winners from this year’s symposium include:

  • First prize: Irving Oil Plant Design Competition by Jacob Cormier, Karim Fagir, Emily Weston and Shannon Yazdani
  • Second prize: Design of a TCF Bleaching Sequence by Fatima Agoro, Disha Bisto, Corey McMinniman and Congrong Xu
  • Third prize: Black Oil Upgrade Project by Erica Dickson, Leah Edmondson, Elliot Jardine and Brennan MacLean

See the winners from each department.

Media contact: Hilary Creamer Robinson

Photo: Fourth year engineering students show off their project at the Engineering Design Symposium, April 4, 2019. Credit: Rob Blanchard/Photo UNB.