First-year engineering students design the gadgets of tomorrow.
For the 400 students in the School of Engineering’s APSC 171 course, the design competition was the biggest test of the semester.
The students participated in the computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) design competition finals during the last week of November. The competition showcased student designs and prototypes within the competition’s two themes: helping seniors with their daily lives or creating toys that improve the attention spans of children aged three to 10. The majority of the groups, about 60 per cent, opted for the senior citizen project.
For the event, the students divided into teams; 54 started the competition, and 30 made the final event. For the final event, groups had their designs and prototypes on display, while judges from industry partners and the campus community adjudicated.