February 25, 2015 - Laurentian University’s Bharti School of Engineering will send two teams to the 2015 Canadian Engineering Competition in St. John’s, Newfoundland, next month, after strong showings by both the Junior and Senior teams at the Ontario Engineering Competiton. Results of the OEC were announced at an awards banquet at Ryerson University earlier this month.
Laurentian’s juniors, who are all first- and second-year engineering students, placed first in the OEC Junior Design category with a victory over competitors from Royal Military College and Queen’s University. Laurentian’s senior team, comprised of third- and fourth-year students, finished a close second to University of Guelph, with the University of Waterloo placing third.
“It’s really a tremendous showing for our students and we are all very proud of them,” said Dr. Ramesh Subramanian, Director, Bharti School of Engineering. “This is the first time that both our seniors and juniors have finished in the top three at the same OEC event, and the students are really pumped about taking their skills to the national competition next month,” he said.
Students from Laurentian’s Bharti School of Engineering have distinguished themselves in numerous provincial, national and international competitions. They have won the Canadian Mining Games more often than any other university in Canada. In 2011, Laurentian’s team won the NASA Lunabotics competition with their design for a remote lunar-mining module.
“This is another proud moment for Laurentian University and for the Bharti School of Engineering,” said University President and Vice-Chancellor Dominic Giroux. “These students are proving that hands-on training, excellent faculty support and gritty determination are ingredients in engineering success. We will all be cheering them on,” he added.
An Open House event will be held on Thursday, February 26th from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Brenda Wallace Reading Room, where members of the University community, the media and the public can meet the members of both Junior and the Senior teams, and hear about their experiences at the OEC competition.
The Canadian Engineering Competition will be hosted by Memorial University in St. John’s, March 5-8, 2015.