Engineering Students to Compete in Annual Capstone Competition

Sarnia, Ontario (March 12, 2014) Over 50 students from Western University's Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering will be in Sarnia next Friday, March 21 for the 9th annual Capstone Engineering Design and Competition. The event is an opportunity for graduating students to present their design projects to a panel of judges comprised of local community and industry leaders.

13 different projects will be presented including Liquid Fuel from Shale Gas, Polyethylene Production, and Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage. Presentations will be heard in the morning with awards to be handed out around 1:30 p.m.

"The Capstone event is an incredible opportunity for engineering students to learn from the experience of local industrial experts," says Katherine Albion, Director, The Bowman Centre. "The lessons and advice acquired through this competition will serve the students well as their careers begin to unfold."

Capstone sponsorships will be awarded to first and second place winners in the "Chemical and Biochemical Processes", "Fuel and Energy", and "Waste Treatment and Environmental" categories.

The Western-Sarnia-Lambton Research Park was created in November 2003 with the inception of the Community Development Corporation, owned by the County of Lambton. The Research Park manages and operates the property owned by the CDC. It boasts 270,000 square feet of leasable area and is home to a number of high profile tenants including Nova Chemicals, Enbridge, and WorleyParsons.

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