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April 30, 2023 1:34 PM

Electronics Engineering Technology receives top honour at Tech Showcase

Electronics Engineering Technology student Austin Cormier and Computer Engineering Technology students Darren Morrison and Carter Glynn placed first at Conestoga’s Tech Showcase event on April 25. 

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Students Austin Cormier, Darren Morrison and Carter Glynn placed first at Conestoga’s Tech Showcase event on April 25 with their Ultrasonic Flow Reader project.

Hosted at the Cambridge - Fountain Street campus, the annual event features best-of-program final-year projects from the School of Engineering & Technology and School of Applied Computer Science & Information Technology. Projects are judged by a panel of industry representatives based on innovation, creativity, skill and quality.

Cormier, Morrison and Glynn developed a non-invasive solution designed to measure the flow of water pipes using ultrasonic waves as an Electronics Engineering Technology program submission. The Ultrasonic Flow Reader monitors water usage in real-time using ultrasonic transducers and developed firmware that leverages cloud computing. The reader is expected to help reduce the risk of potential damage associated with traditional inline installations and lead to potential cost savings and improved water conservation.

With their top honour, Cormier, Morrison and Glynn will be presented with Conestoga’s Mastercraft Award at convocation this June. Established in 1980 by former Conestoga president Kenneth E. Hunter, the award recognizes excellence in program-related skills and includes a Coat of Arms and monetary prize of $1,000.

Other projects presented at Tech Showcase included a virtual immersive clinic application by Computer Applications Development students, a sign language recognition program by Embedded Systems Development students, and a mixed-use six-storey condominium plan by Architectural Construction Engineering Technology students.

Conestoga’s School of Engineering & Technology offers a comprehensive suite of programs with a wide range of credentials in areas that include architecture, civil, construction, mechanical and electronics. Programs feature project-based learning, co-op work experience and applied research opportunities to prepare graduates for success in their chosen fields. Conestoga is the only college in Ontario to offer fully accredited engineering degrees. 

Conestoga’s School of Applied Computer Science & Information Technology is based at the college’s Waterloo campus, with access to one of the fastest-growing technology sectors in North America. Leading-edge programs offer a 21st-century education that prepares graduates for exciting careers in the innovative world of information and communications technology. With a strong connection to local industry, project-based and work-integrated learning enables students to solve real-world problems and engage in new technologies that empower a professional journey in a rapidly growing sector.