SEE students achieve success at the 2024 Canadian Engineering Competition

April 04, 2024

Following success at the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) last year, students from the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) have excelled once again. A team of undergraduate students which included Erin Flood, Gloria Lai, Amanda Luu and Jasleen Sandhu placed second in their competition category.

The team participated in the Consulting category, which challenged participants to develop a solution to a large-scale engineering problem that is faced in the industry. For this year's proposition, they were asked to propose innovative solutions that could strengthen Calgary’s drought risk mitigation and response strategies.

By analyzing existing drought plans in the province, the team successfully identified areas of improvement and proposed several reliable approaches to address the issue. As one of the key solutions, the team suggested using a nanotextile technology developed by Canadian company, AWN Nanotech, that condenses, cleans and collects drinking water vapour from the atmosphere. 

The annual event invites engineering students from across the country to compete in eight competition categories. In order to participate in the CEC, students must advance from their university and regional competitions. This year’s competition was hosted by the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering.