Dal AC engineering students win national competition

A team of four second year students at the Dal AC have won the Junior Design category at the Canadian Engineering Competition in Calgary.

Alec McOnie, Patrick Wells, Alex Place, and Nathaniel King were challenged to design and build a prototype to address a technical problem within a day.

Their final prototype had to be presented to a panel of judges at the end of a five hour design period.

Engineering Chair Peter Havard says this is just the second year the school has taken part in competitions, so their success at regionals, and now nationals, is an amazing accomplishment.

The team qualified for the national event after winning the Atlantic Engineering Junior Design Competition held at the Université de Moncton in early February.