UWindsor students and alumni honoured by engineering community

Michael Cappucci, BASc ’11, was one of three alumni named the Top Three Under 30 by Windsor’s Engineering Month Committee during a ceremony April 13, 2018 at the Fogolar Furlan Club.

Several University of Windsor engineering students and alumni were honoured during a local celebration of the engineering profession.

Windsor’s Engineering Month Committee hosts an annual awards luncheon to “bring public awareness to the diversity and importance of the exciting fields of engineering and technology and invite prospective students to consider these professions,” said Tina Hawco, chair of the Engineering Month Committee.

The committee is comprised of engineers and technologists from local municipalities, consulting engineering firms, the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, professional associations and industry.

Priscilla Williams, a PhD candidate in the civil and environmental engineering department, Michael Cappucci, BASc ’11, and Aaron Blata, BASc ’14, were named the Top Three Under 30 during a ceremony April 13, 2018 at the Fogolar Furlan Club for demonstrating higher than average abilities to undertake engineering projects, outstanding work ethic and leadership early in their careers.

The Windsor-Essex County Engineer of the Year Award went to Wanda Juricic, BASc ’00, an electrical engineer at Union Gas. Wanda was recognized for being a role model and significant contributor to the advancement of the engineering profession as exhibited by her dedication to her career as well as community service.

Steven Vrantsidis, a third-year mechanical engineering student, received the Windsor-Essex County Engineering Month Award, which is awarded annually to an outstanding third year engineering student at the University of Windsor.

The Heavy Construction Association awarded three UWindsor students with cash prizes based on construction reports submitted during their co-op placements. First place went to Joseph Bressan, second place to Abdelrahman Salem and third place to Jesse Golding.

Students from St. Thomas Villanova High School were also recognized for their first-place finish in the High School Design Competition, which was hosted by the University of Windsor earlier this year.

View photos from the event on the UWindsor Engineering Facebook page.