U of A Student Industry Challenge - ISA Edmonton

U of A Student Industry Challenge

August 16, 2018


The ISA Edmonton Section's U of A Industry Challenge offers an amazing opportunity for students and industry to collaborate! The goal is for students to get an idea of what it's like to consult on a project and for industry to benefit from their free solutions.

Industry

Here's your chance to get involved with the post-secondary scene and have students come up with a solution to a problem that your company faces. 

Companies in our industry will be approached by the U of A Student Chapter in the fall of 2018 and asked if they'd like to participate. We require that companies confirm their participation by October 31, 2018. Up to 3 companies will be accepted for our inaugural year (first come, first served). Selected companies are required to submit their problem by November 15, 2018 via our U of A Student Industry Challenge Problem Submission online form

Donations from participating companies are welcome, however not mandatory. Proceeds will be put towards prize money and supplies for prototypes (as needed). 

November 14, 2018 Update - We are pleased to announce that Weidmuller and AirMarket have provided problems!

Students

Here's your chance to put your academic learnings to use and to solve an actual industry problem - and to win cash!

Groups of multidisciplinary students will need to be formed (2 to 6 people per group) by November 29, 2018 (feel free to include students from faculties outside of Engineering, think Computer Science, Business, Science and others. Please register your group via our U of A Student Industry Challenge Student Registration online form.

Each group will be assigned a problem at our Information Night and have a 5 month period (December 2018 to April 2019) to come up with their solution.

Prizing - 1st Place $2,000, 2nd Place $1,000, 3rd Place $500.

Information Night Details - Hear a detailed explanation of both Weidmuller's and AirMarket's problem from their company representative(s), and ask them questions. 

  • Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Time: 5 - 6pm
  • Location: Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering, Room 8-207

Get Involved!

 If you're interested in participating and would like to learn more please contact Gabriell Natha (gnatha@ualberta.caor David Scott (djscott@ualberta.ca). 

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