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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