Systems Design Ph.D. Student Wins Second Place Prize at International Student Engineering Competition in China

Monday, November 19, 2018

Systems Design Engineering Ph.D. student Jason Deglint participated at the first Future Engineers for Water and Environmental Safety (FEWES) International Student Competition which took place in Tianjin, China from October 29 - November 2, 2018. This competition focused on low-cost water technology with environmental and/or public health benefits and was hosted by the Sino-Canada Joint R&D Center on Water and Environmental Safety (SCWE). 13 teams from China, Canada, and the United Kingdom each presented their solutions to a panel of international judges from China, Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States for 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions.  Jason won the Second Place Prize for his artificial intelligence-powered water monitoring system, designed to enable rapid monitoring of water quality using the power of deep learning.