Please note that this space is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently working remotely and will update you with details on reopening as soon as possible.

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.

Team membership

    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 JMTS, 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.

    Apply now!

    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!

    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
    IAM3D Challenge Open Yes International
    Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition Open Yes International
    International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) Open Yes International
    International Engineering Competition (IEC) Open Paper International
    Maritime RobotX Open Yes International
    RoboBoat Open Yes International
    RoboCup Open Yes International
    RoboSub Open Yes 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.

    Contact us

    CBY B109A (map)
    161 Louis Pasteur
    Ottawa ON Canada
    K1N 6N5

    Ideate. Collaborate. Create.

    Using the space


    1. Clean up after yourself.
    2. Be courteous, helpful, and respectful to your peers.
    3. Each machine has material restrictions and training requirements that you will have to satisfy before using it. If in doubt, please ask.
    4. The room may be used for special events from time to time, respect these events and do not interrupt.
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