Engineering students take first-place at the Western Engineering Competition
Last month, students from across Western Canada gathered at Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus for the 2023 Western Engineering Competition (WEC). The four-day event provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to put their technical skills to the test. The competition strives to foster innovation and challenges teams to develop creative solutions to real-world problems.
SFU engineering science students took home the first-place prize in the Junior Design category. Adam Spelrem, Thomas Challis, Yu-Xing Lim and Zachary Spencer were challenged to design a model of the future gondola on SFU’s Burnaby campus in four hours. Despite the time constraint, they managed to successfully design a prototype that contained a leveling system and was able to carry six kilograms while travelling through a zipline. They have advanced to the next round of the competition and will be one of the teams representing SFU at the upcoming Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC 2023) from February 24 to 27.