Sunday, March 18, 2012

Quanser to Sponsor Student Award at University of Waterloo 2012 Mechatronics Design Symposium

Quanser, a global leader in educational laboratory solutions for controls, mechatronics and robotics courses, is sponsoring the top prize at the University of Waterloo’s 2012 Mechatronics Design Symposium. The Design Symposium is a student competition and a project showcase for final year students in UofW’s Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Program.

Joining the panel of judges are Dr. Amin Abdossalami, Control Systems Engineer at Quanser and Dr. Tom Lee, Quanser’s Chief Education Officer and a three-time alumnus of the Waterloo Mechanical Engineering program. Quanser will award a cash prize to recognize the most innovative student project. Judging criteria includes display of exceptional technical achievement in the conception, design and prototyping of innovative mechatronic systems, as well as commercialization potential. Dr. Lee will present the award on Quanser’s behalf. “I’m looking forward to the Design Symposium with great anticipation because the best of today’s engineering students are remarkably sophisticated, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with.”

Quanser’s sponsorship of the student award reflects its commitment to enriching and enlivening engineering education, not only by designing hands-on educational solutions but also through support of student competitions and showcases. “Our company’s core principles all focus on helping engineering students learn more deeply,” says Dr. Lee.

The Design Symposium will take place on Monday, March 19th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Davis Center Library on the University of Waterloo campus in Waterloo, Ontario.

Twenty-four exhibits will be on display within such categories as Robotics, Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Biomedical Applications, Reconfigurable Service Systems, and Sports, Entertainment and Virtual Reality. The event is open to the public. If you cannot attend, just check our blog later - we will bring more details from the event.

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