Student project showcase provides public platform for student projectsApril 06, 2016
The application deadline for the third annual Student Project Showcase is April 29, and instructors are encouraged to nominate their top students' capstone projects for the Student Innovation Award.
"A lot of schools have their own showcases that are program-specific," says Joe Petermann, coordinator of student initiatives for Applied Research and Innovation Services at SAIT. "We wanted a way to showcase all the great student projects from programs across campus."
The winning team receives the $1,500 Student Innovation Award, funded by Corporate Development and Applied Research.
Last year's award went to Electrical Engineering Technology students Tyler Selvig, Joel Newman, and Cory Boulet for their project: "The Potential of Utility Scale Energy Storage in Alberta."
Shashi Persaud, the instructor who nominated 2015's winning team, says the showcase brings out the best in his students. "It's an assessment of student work ethic and a desire to do something beyond satisfying a grade requirement," he says.