Design Day 2016

The objective of Design Day is to showcase engineering design projects and celebrate the achievements of uOttawa engineering students. It is an opportunity for students to exhibit their design projects and compete for awards. Design projects are prevalent in the Engineering curriculum, and all of our academic engineering programs are represented at the event.

All students (undergraduate and graduate) in the Faculty of Engineering are invited to participate and showcase their design projects. These can be a class project, a research project or a personal project from either an individual student or a team.

The first place winner of will be awarded $500, second place $300, third place $200 and $500 will be awarded for the best entrepreneurial project. Best of all, Design Day brings together industry professionals, families, friends, faculties and students!

The Second Annual Design Day will be held in March 2017 for the 2016-2017 academic year. Stay tuned for more details on 2017 Design Day!

Design Day 2016 Winners

First place: VitalTracer

Azadeh Dastmalchi, Ali Ghorbani, Elisha Pruner & Rachel Cohen           
The Vital Tracer is a blood pressure monitor that can integrate seamlessly into the daily lives of hypertension patients; it is easy to use, silent, painless, autonomous, and accurate.

Second place: Ejecting Print-bed for 3D-Printers
Jeff Robinson, Isaac O’Beirn, Nick Burgel, Sam Field, Jacky Wu, Zachary O’Beirn & Neali Faravash

The Ejecting Print-bed for 3D-Printers is a print surface that ejects printed parts automatically upon the completion of a print.

Third place: Design of an Intelligent Underwater Robot with Flexible Thrusters
Ali Jebelli
The Intelligent Underwater Robot with Flexible Thrusters features an original design approach that uses a pair of mobile thrusters to save both weight and energy.

Best entrepreneurial project: Thermal Therapy Pad
Carlos Moreno
The Thermal Therapy Pad is an electronically controllable thermoelectric heating and cooling device that can raise and drop the human body temperature for medical purposes.

For more information about Design Day, please contact:
Hanan Anis
Professor, Faculty Coordinator in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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