Engineering Students Place Third at Nationals

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A team of U of G engineering students won third place at the national Canadian Engineering Competition held over the weekend at McGill University.

Fourth year students Mike Beswick, Caleb Vandenberg, Nick Walters and David Wood competed in the Consulting Engineering category.

Teams are given eight hours to develop a solution to a real-world technical problem. They had to research and design an optimal strategy, and then present it to a panel of judges.

The solutions must consider the economic, environment and social impacts. Teams are judged on their design choices, implementation plan, finances and feasibility.

The U of G team won the Ontario Engineering Competition in February to earn a spot at the national event, which brought together the top two teams in each of six categories from the provincial qualifying events.