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Engineering Design Symposium

Designing a better future

The UNB Engineering Design Symposium is an annual event where final-year engineering students showcase their designs and prototypes to the community. More than half of the projects are sponsored by external clients where students are mentored by practicing engineers.

Hundreds of student projects from each department are presented during the annual symposium. Here’s a look at a few of them.

Heating schools using waste

Students developed a design that could allow McCain Foods to take residual heat from the company’s refrigeration system, transfer it to a fluid and transfer it through a pipeline to heat a neighbouring school.

Creating access to low-income housing

Geodesy and geomatics engineering students Andrew Al-Assadi, Mobene Tahershamsi and Stefan Bazar designed a web-based geographic information system, or GIS, to allow for public participation in locating potential low-income housing sites, with Vancouver as their test city.

Fixing the dam problem

A group of civil engineering students partnered with the City of Fredericton to find a solution to the Campbell Creek Dam — a 100-year old dam that was originally built for the Marysville Cotton Mill that has quietly resided there until a failure of a water control mechanism last year. Maria Thomas investigated the environmental impact of removing the dam.