An all-female team from the University of Ottawa has qualified to compete in the Reengineering category at the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC), to be held March 3-6 at McGill University in Montreal. The CEC is an annual competition involving the best and brightest engineering students in all years of study from across Canada. It is designed to inspire innovative and creative thinking and strives to advance the education of future engineers.
The team, comprised of Amanda Defela, Anna Materna, Carol Pietka and Nadia Temacini, was chosen to represent uOttawa in the Consulting category at the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) after winning the University of Ottawa Engineering Competition (uOEC). Usually only the first- and second-place winners at OEC continue on to compete at the Canadian Engineering Competition, but one judge recommended that the third place team from UOttawa also qualify for CEC and be entered in the Reengineering category.
This category is a design and consulting competition where teams are given a design that is required to be reengineered under a new set of constraints, taking into account all aspects of the engineering process such as material availability and finances. The team will compete at CEC in Montreal between March 3 and 6 and will be the only Ontario team competing. “It was a great experience overall and we will be the only Ontario team competing at this competition, so we are very excited,” said Nadia Temicini, one of the members of the third-place team who will be competing at CEC.
The Faculty of Engineering wishes the team the best of luck at CEC!
For more information concerning the Canadian Engineering Competition, visit: http://cfes.ca/events-and-services/cec.