Showcasing student innovation

Showcasing student innovation

Mechanical Engineering students Fady Ramsis, Gavin Timberlake and Tim Fifield have spent the year working with Rolls Royce to develop a latching device to be used on unmanned marine patrol vessels.

“The showcase is the perfect venue for students to take pride in and share their accomplishments with business, industry and the broader NSCC community.” - Abid Ahmad, NSCC’s Academic Chair in Mechanical and Industrial Technology

Fast Fact

The showcase featured over 80 NSCC student projects, with representation from eight campuses and over 30 trades and technology programs.

The latch will be used to attach an underwater sonar array to a vessel. The sonar device is used to detect underwater activity like sea mines.

Mechanical Engineering students Gavin Timberlake, Tim Fifield and Fady Ramsis have spent the year working with Rolls Royce to develop an automatic latching device to be used on unmanned marine patrol vessels. They are innovators shaping Nova Scotia’s future.

And they are only a few students among hundreds who impressed Nova Scotia’s industry leaders during NSCC’s annual Teaching and Learning Showcase which took place this year at the Waterfront Campus.

“No institution has done more for innovation in the province than NSCC,” says Waterfront Development President and CEO Colin MacLean, about the contributions made by the College’s students and alumni.

The showcase featured over 80 NSCC student projects, with representation from eight campuses and over 30 trades and technology programs. The displays included a variety of innovative works, ranging from designs for accessible dining room chairs for a seniors’ home, to new methods for water analysis.

Gavin and his teammates’ creation will be used to attach an underwater sonar array to a vessel. The sonar device is used to detect underwater activity like sea mines.  The trio says the showcase provides an exciting opportunity to present their skills to industry, admitting the experience is “also a little nerve-racking.”  

But underneath the jitters were smiles, proving that the team is, rightfully, proud and enthusiastic about their work. And this is the purpose of the showcase, says Abid Ahmad, NSCC’s Academic Chair in Mechanical and Industrial Technology. “It is a venue for students to take pride in and share their accomplishments with business, industry and the broader NSCC community.”

25/04/13

“The showcase is the perfect venue for students to take pride in and share their accomplishments with business, industry and the broader NSCC community.” - Abid Ahmad, NSCC’s Academic Chair in Mechanical and Industrial Technology

Fast Fact

The showcase featured over 80 NSCC student projects, with representation from eight campuses and over 30 trades and technology programs.

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