NAIT students develop real-world solutions to industry challenges and vie for $3,000 prize
WHAT: In September 2011, students in the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management (BTech) Capstone class were divided into 12 teams and matched with an industry sponsor. The teams had six months to design real-world solutions to problems posed by their industry sponsors. After 600-800 hours of intensive teamwork, solutions were presented to a panel of judges. Four teams were chosen to represent BTech at the Capstone Symposium, where they will compete for a top prize of $3,000 donated by novaNAIT, NAIT’s home of applied research and technology transfer.
• A team tested existing technology that converts plastic into its constituent oil products. The students ran 11 different experiments to determine what this oil product was composed of and what its commercial value might be.
• A team re-designed a manufacturing space to reduce time wasted from the manufacturing process.
• A team applied the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) to develop a baseline of the sustainability status of NAIT, allowing for measureable improvements on campus.
• A team tested different glazing angles and incorporated innovative reflectors to optimize the development of a high-efficiency solar greenhouse.
WHERE: Shaw Theatre
NAIT Main Campus
11762 – 106 St
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Student presentations
11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Award presentation by Dr. Glenn Feltham, NAIT President and CEO
WHY: See for yourself how NAIT students have come up with real world solutions for real problems facing industry.
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