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Second-place showing in national case competition

If you find emergency room wait times getting shorter, the professional to thank may not be in medicine, but in engineering.

A group of industrial engineering students from the University of Windsor learned their optimization skills apply as much to the hospital as to the factory during a case competition at the Institute of Industrial Engineers national conference in Toronto, January 23 to 26.

Trebuchet project puts student skills to the test

Kassem Bazzi, Matthew Vong, Tyler Doyle

From left, students Kassem Bazzi, Matthew Vong and Tyler Doyle prepare to launch their trebuchet on Friday.

Engineering students were busy launching rubber balls through the industrial courtyard at the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation on Friday. The students were taking part in an assignment for their course in dynamics, which required them to construct a trebuchet – similar to a catapult that uses counterweights to launch its projectile – out of nothing more than wood, string and pop cans.

Team Video Winners

Dr. Francine Schlosser (Odette School of Business) and Dr. Zbigniew Pasek (Faculty of Engineering) are team-teaching a joint 2nd year business and engineering course, teaching students from both disciplines the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.