On March 7, 20 students from Niagara Catholic high schools participated in the first Professional Engineers of Ontario’s (PEO) Engineering and Design Competition. The event, which was held at the Rankin Technology Centre at Niagara College, provided students interested in a pursuing a career in engineering with the opportunity to try their hand at an engineering challenge designed for students.
Organized by the PEO Niagara Chapter, the competition is part of a series of activities taking place worldwide to mark the National Engineering Month. Working in groups, the students will design and build a small-scale horizontal wind turbine. Professors in Niagara College’s Renewable Energies Technician program have designed and built a wind tunnel that will be used for testing the wind turbines.
“This is an exciting opportunity for students to experience a day in the life of an engineer,” said Lindsay Mooradian, E.I.T., event coordinator for PEO Niagara Chapter. “They are given an engineering problem that is very relevant to current events and are challenged to come up with an innovative solution that demonstrates engineering principles and technology understanding.”
Thank you to Sun Media for coverage of our students in this event.