Interested in innovation? Then the sandbox is for you. The sandbox provides a creative and collaborative space to engineering students involved in small projects, pre-professional competitions and entrepreneurial endeavours. Apply your technical knowledge, develop your hands-on experience and join a community of innovators!
The Sandbox will provide you with the space and equipment that your project needs.
Students in the space can take advantage of group meeting area and presentation equipment. Multiple design stations provide a suitable spot to spend many hours working on a design. Finally, to help bring a project to life the room has electrical workstations and a tool bench.
Members of the Sandbox will be given storage space for their projects and the ability to access the space at all hours.
|Competition name||Discipline||Prototype||Regional/ National/ Global|
|Ontario Public Works Ottawa Chapter Student Paper Competition||Civil||Paper||Ottawa|
|PEO student paper night||Open||Paper||Ottawa|
|Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition (CNCCC)||Open||Yes||Canada|
|Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC)||Open||Paper||Canada|
|Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) Undergraduate Thesis Competition (individual & group)||Civil||Paper||Canada|
|Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) National Capstone Design Project Competition||Civil||Paper||Canada|
|Great Northern Concrete Tobogan||Civil/ Mech/ EECS||Yes||Canada|
|Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC)||Open||Yes||Canada|
|Student Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS)||Open||Yes||Canada|
|American Concrete Institute (ACI) concrete egg protection device design competition||Civil||Yes||International|
|ASME Design Review Competition||Open||Paper||International|
|ASME/FIRST Robotics Competition||Open||Yes||International|
|ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC)||Mech/ EECS||Yes||International|
|ASME Innovation showcase (ISHOW)||Open||Yes||International|
|ASME Innovative Design Simulation (IDSC) Challenge||Mech/ EECS||Paper||International|
|ASME Student Design Competition||Open||Yes||International|
|ASME Student Design Expositions||Open||Yes||International|
|First International Interactive Symposium on Ultra High Performance Concrete||Civil||Yes||International|
|Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition||Open||Yes||International|
|International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC)||Open||Yes||International|
|International Engineering Competition (IEC)||Open||Paper||International|
|SAE Supermileage||Mech/ EECS||Yes||International|
|Shell Ecomarathon||Mech/ EECS||Yes||International|
|SAE Aero Design||Mech/ EECS||Yes||International|
|SAE Baja||Mech/ EECS||Yes||International|
|SAE Clean Snowmobile||Mech/ EECS||Yes||International|
|SAE Formula||Mech/ EECS||Yes||International|
|University Rover Challenge (URC)||Mech/ EECS||Yes||International|
Ideate. Collaborate. Create.
Using the space
- Clean up after yourself.
- Be courteous, helpful, and respectful to your peers.
- Each machine has material restrictions and training requirements that you will have to satisfy before using it. If in doubt, please ask.
- The room may be used for special events from time to time, respect these events and do not interrupt.
CEED Team Space Membership
All student teams in the Faculty of Engineering are encouraged to apply for CEED Team Space Membership.
Membership provides access to either the Sandbox or the PITS, allowing your team to work within the community of students, professors, and industry members working to ensure uOttawa engineering teams succeed.
To be eligible for CEED Team Space Membership your team must consist of a majority of students from the Faculty of Engineering and must demonstrate a desire to participate in design competitions.
Opportunities for teams
By joining a team or creating a new one, you will be able to expand your knowledge beyond the classroom and get a practical hands-on experience that all employers want! You will also have an opportunity to network with mentors, industry and other students while having lots of fun!