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This April, the @waterloosteelbridge team represented Canada in the American Society of Civil Engineers Competition in Troy, NY. Amidst fierce competition the team constructed a bridge that would go over a river in just 25.5 minutes, all while adhering to strict guidelines and problem statement.

The team excelled this year and won the following awards:

2nd in Cost Estimation
2nd in Aesthetics
3rd in Stiffness
3rd in Structural Efficiency

They are now set on the upcoming competition in Quebec City from May 8-12, where they aim to overcome last year’s 4th place finish and shoot for a spot on the podium. 💪🏆

Congratulations & we wish you the best of luck in May!

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Capstone Symposium 2024 Winners

Congratulations to the winning Capstone teams!!!

Congratulations to A5 - Exquisite Engineers - Joeseph Jiang, Julia Jean, Sarena Zhang, and Hannah Gao - on winning the MTE Capstone Design Symposium Award valued at $1000. Their project is a proposed building on the main Waterloo campus (Engineering 8) for the Architecture and Architectural Engineering programs.

Congratulations also to the top teams in each program for winning the Sustainable Development Award. Each team was awarded $500.

ENVE/GEOE Winners - Floatovoltaic Pioneers - Antonia Crass, Kiridan Munro, Frances Hallen, Kathleen Devenny

AE Winners - DesignED Studios - Ashley Juraschka, Gina Shivani Singh, Joanna Rywak, Ralph Snabian

Civil Winners - Envolved Design - Naomie Cecyl Seh Abomo, Paige Ackerman, Garnet Zhao, Stanley Lee

We had 58 teams participating (19 AE, 12 ENVE, 3 GEO, 24 CIVE), 33 judges, and 7 @mte_consultants. Thank you to everyone who helped support this event & to those who stopped by!