The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Centennial College repeats National Engineering Month Ontario student challenge win

We’re pleased to announce the winning team of the National Engineering Month (NEM) Ontario College Student Challenge 2016 is Centennial College students Emanuel Amaral, Marthe Angama, Manthan Patel, Genevieve Robinson and Daniel Soerensen.

The team of five took top ranking in a multifaceted competition, funded by OACETT and supported by the Association’s local chapters, that challenges engineering technology students to put on events and activities tied to NEM’s theme “There Is A Place For You” and has them competing against one another for a $2,500 cash prize and complimentary student memberships.
 
The winning team’s event ‘Science and Engineering: Facing the Future' featured TEDx-style talks about interesting and relevant technical topics, a series of exhibits from companies, a number of research projects, and other interactive elements such as a photo booth and scavenger hunt. 
 
More than 350 high schools students and people from the engineering technology community attended the all-day event on March 23 and were engaged in biotechnology, food science, robotics, mechanical and software engineering inventions and happenings that are truly revolutionizing the way we do things and live our lives.
 
Judges gave the event top marks for embracing NEM messaging, engaging its participants and incorporating NEM’s 2016 theme “There Is A Place For You.”
 
Each year Challenge teams become more creative, innovative and insightful in their ideas and event execution, creating more engagement, deeper discussions and an audience that continues to grow. This year 13 teams from nine colleges (Centennial, Conestoga, George Brown, Humber, Loyalist, Niagara, Seneca, Sheridan, St. Lawrence) – with the support of faculty, volunteers and the OACETT chapter in their region – put on 18 outstanding, outreach events during the month of March.  
 
A list of the rankings and information about each of the events is available here. You can also click here to glimpse Centennial’s NEM Challenge event.
 
Congratulations and well done to all teams, their colleges and their chapters for participating in the Challenge, inspiring children, teens and adults to pursue careers in engineering technology and sharing important messages about a profession we’re all extremely proud of.
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