Four students who have just completed the Mechanical Engineering Technology - Robotics and Automation program at Conestoga College have each received $100 in recognition of their excellent project work in the final year of study, thanks to the generosity of Michael Lindert, owner and president of Cambridge-based Lindert Tool and Die.
Students in the three-year, co-op program completed at the end of August. Of the more than 60 students in the class, the four winners of the Lindert Awards were recognized for the most outstanding project work, based on criteria of completeness and originality. Honoured were Sylvain Gravel, Paul Kotsamanes, Robin McMurray and Laura Podhorny.
Gravel, originally from Chapleau, now resides in Waterloo, where he works for SNA Automation Inc. He completed studies through the Open Door program in 1999 before entering Conestoga. Kotsamanes is a 1999 graduate of Galt Collegiate Institute and resides in Cambridge. McMurray resides in Kitchener. Originally from Glencoe, she is a graduate of Glencoe District High School and the Theatre Arts program of Niagara College. Podhorny, a graduate of Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational Institute, is a Kitchener resident.
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