May 18, 2006

Honda Canada awards Canadian university students for innovative research

Barrie, Ontario – Honda Canada has announced that four student researcher teams have been announced as semi-finalists in the AUTO21 Highly Qualified People (HQP) Conference, and will advance to the final round of the Honda Canada HQP Poster Competition, to be held in Vancouver in June. AUTO21, a federal network that supports more than 230 researchers and close to 400 student researchers in 39 Canadian universities, focuses on automotive research and development, along with the development of qualified future workers in the automotive sector.

The four finalists are Queen’s University for on-board fuel cell-powered auxiliary power units; the University of Waterloo and the University of Windsor for regenerative braking systems, and Queen’s University for neuron-fuzzy systems for inspection in manufacturing processes. A panel of judges evaluated a total of 76 teams from 30 universities, with 16 teams selected as semi-finalists. The four winning teams were selected following oral defenses of their research. Finalists and winners will share a total prize purse of $20,000.

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