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Student teams soar at competition

June 6, 2022 — 

May was a busy month for some of our student design and competition teams. While many are still making final preparations or en route to their destination, three teams have already returned to UM with wins and accolades in tow.

(Photo credit: @umccc_team // Instagram)

The UM ConCrete Canoe Team (UMCCC) attended the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition, hosted by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke from May 13-15, 2022. Attending this competition in person for the first time, the team’s oral presentation group placed first in the category. The oral presentation group included Senior Captain, Matt Klassen, Junior Captain, Cale Penner and fourth-year civil student Robbi Lewarne. The team of ten was a few points shy of making the podium in other categories, placing fourth place in the final product and sixth overall; an amazing result for the first time attending the competition. “We are so happy with our results from this weekend. Thank you to everyone who followed along and helped us get to our first in-person competition ever!”

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The University of Manitoba Society of Automotive Engineering Aero Division (UMSAE Aero) attended the SAE Aero Design East competition, a competition which they have found great success with over the years. The team of 18 went to Fort Worth Thunderbird Field in Fort Worth, Texas from May 20-22. No strangers to the competition, the team was eager to get back and defend their previous wins over several years. Competing in the regular class, the team placed second in mission performance and second place overall. “It was a difficult 2-year road to get here,” said the team. “but Polar Air achieved a podium finish at SAE Aero Design East this weekend, placing 2nd overall. Thanks so much to everyone who supported us – our members, faculty, and our pilot Don. We couldn’t have done it without you!”

(Photo credit: @umsb_team // Instagram)

Meanwhile, back in Canada, the Steel Bridge team attended the Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition hosted again by the Université de Sherbrooke from May 13-15. The team of 19 students took part in the competition and did have a successful build both before and during the competition. Unfortunately, when the time came to test the team was disqualified due to the bridge not passing one of the load tests.


We congratulate each of these teams on their respective performances at competition and for representing the Price Faculty of Engineering.


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