June 16, 2006
Waterloo, Ontario team places first in Honda Canada competition
Vancouver, British Columbia – A student team of researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario has placed first in the Honda Canada HQP Poster Competition. The national competition is held in conjunction with the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence Scientific Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia; the federal AUTO21 focuses on automotive research and development, and the development of highly-qualified people for future work in the automotive sector.
The winning team contributes to the Regenerative Braking Systems project, which provides student researchers an opportunity to work with hybrid technologies. Second place went to the University of Windsor (Ontario) for work on regenerative braking systems; third to Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) for neuro-fuzzy systems for inspection in manufacturing processes; and fourth went to Queen’s University for on-board fuel cell powered auxiliary power units.
Honda Canada, the sponsor of the poster competition, provided a total prize purse of $20,000 for the competition, divided between the final round of judging at the Scientific Conference, and previous rounds of judging at an event in May. The four finalists advanced from an initial pool of 71 teams.