UVic Engineering Competition (UVEC)

UVEC is the qualifying event for the Western Engineering Competition (WEC), being hosted in January 2018 in Vancouver, BC. Find more details on WEC here: http://wec2018.ca

REGISTER: https://goo.gl/forms/nuEXa2wbgy8j04Yx1 .

COMPETITIONS:

SENIOR DESIGN – Teams of 4

Teams of four third or fourth year students are given six to eight hours to design and construct a working prototype from given materials that can solve an engineering challenge. This challenge tests the competitors’ technical skills, as well as time management and teamwork. Teams present their solutions to judges using real-world justifications, then test the prototype according to the given functional requirements. Judging criteria will be based on students’ demonstration of technical electrical, mechanical, and software knowledge.

JUNIOR DESIGN – Teams of 4

Similar to Senior Design but only open to first and second years.

COMMUNICATIONS – Teams of 2

Teams of two are asked to describe a technical subject in lay-man’s terms. They must consider the economic and environmental aspects of their subject, and provide a persuasive conclusion regarding the potential benefits, risks, or effect their subject has on the world. Judging criteria will be based on students’ ability to present on a technical topic in a manner which can be easily understood by the general public.…

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ESS Bug Push for United Way

What: UVic Engineering Students’ Society Bug Push for United Way Charity Event

When: 9am – 9pm, Sunday, November 19th.
Where: Ring Road (Tent set up in front of the Student Union Building)

Bug Push is the charity event that the UVic Engineering Students’ Society hosts in partnership with the UVic United Way campaign. Teams of UVic students, faculty, staff, and corporate teams from across Victoria test their stamina, have fun, and raise funds while manually pushing a hollowed-out 1972 VW Beetle around UVic’s 2.2-km Ring Road. Each team pushes for a half-hour shift, with the goal of keeping the bug rolling for 12 hours straight.

Lunch will be provided for participants.

Follow this link to register your team and help us keep the bug moving for 12 hours straight!

You will need 3-5 people to push the bug: at least two to push and one to drive. Minimum $20 donation per team, and teams are encouraged to fund-raise on their own. All proceeds go to United Way. A fundraising pledge form can be found here.

Click here to view Facebook event page where posts are regularly made.

Please direct any questions to ESS Stream A Charity Coordinator, Darren Gervais-Harrison, esschar@uvic.ca

Looking forward to seeing everyone come out for this great cause!

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What Summer 2017 ESS Brings You!

This semester, your ESS executive is planning many events for your enjoyment, learning, and exercise. Classics such as the EEE will be continuing on in full force to provide you with cold refreshments and a break from the grind. Formal Night, a fan favorite, will also be returning. Those that went last semester should get ready for bigger stakes and more prizes! In addition, new events such as Felebrate, Movie-On-The-Sea, and Neon Jump are being planned to add some excitement to your summer!

Check the ESS events calendar in the ELW lobby, the official ESS Facebook group, or our website UVic ESS for a full list of events and dates.…

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