Competitions

*All presentation links below use the password CEC 2021*

Junior Design

Competitors will be given a real-world problem and must work within time and budget constraints to design, create, and test a physical prototype of their proposed solution. This competition is for first and second year students, so concepts will be based off a general level of engineering knowledge.  

Theme: The Junior Design Competition will address industries that are important to New Brunswick’s economy. The forestry and mining industry are a significant portion of New Brunswick’s contribution to Canada’s annual GDP, so the problem will address improving the efficiency of collecting these natural resources. 

Junior Design Presentations: Sunday, February 28th from 11:30am – 5:30pm AST

Presentation Links: https://cfes-ca.zoom.us/j/92109886255?pwd=YjEzWHZQcnVFMDhqN25QRlYrOUJLZz09

Innovative Design

Competitors will combine their creativity and knowledge to develop new technological designs or improve upon existing ones. Projects are developed prior to the competition and are presented alongside a visual display to the judges at CEC.  

Innovative Design Presentations: Saturday, February 27th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm AST

Presentation Links: https://cfes-ca.zoom.us/j/97445401604?pwd=dmZobDVGZGVJa0FaTjNTeXZaY2Z1QT09

Engineering Communications

Competitors will describe an applicable process or issue of their choice and present a coherent argument that clearly identifies its social, economical, technological, and environmental impacts.  

Communications Presentations: Saturday, February 27th from 12:00pm – 6:40pm AST

Presentation Links: https://cfes-ca.zoom.us/j/98853335365?pwd=V2RzenU5Sk9BTXV2YTNxbTJtcEFaQT09

Programming

Competitors aim to display their fluency and versatility in a programming language of their choice by creating software that solves a given engineering problem. Each team will present their solution and provide a live demonstration to judges. 

Theme: The programming competition will focus on the theme of promoting New Brunswick’s renewable energy sources over traditional sources of energy, while still meeting the demands of the customers. 

Programming Presentations: Sunday, February 28th from 11:20am – 6:20pm AST

Presentation Links: https://cfes-ca.zoom.us/j/93930661249?pwd=ZjkyRm15TFVYSVJxT0lZa1RJSC8zQT09

Senior Design

Competitors will be given a real-world problem and must work within time and budget constraints to design, create, and test a physical prototype of their proposed solution. This competition is for third and fourth year students, so concepts that will be tested can span a variety of disciplines.  

Theme: For the Senior Design Competition, competitors will be given a complex engineering problem relating to renewable power generation.  

Senior Design Presentations: Sunday, February 28th from 11:40am – 6:20pm AST

Presentation Links: https://cfes-ca.zoom.us/j/96734319474?pwd=S29MamxxQVNYR29XOGs3RDlaN0ZyZz09

Re-Engineering

Competitors must redesign an existing product or process to either improve its functionality or to adapt it for a completely new purpose. They will be judged based on functionality, practicality, feasibility, and marketability.  

Theme: The first re-engineering case will be centered around accessibility and the second case will be related to aquaculture. If your team has any questions about the first case prior to the competition, please email the competition directors immediately and an answer will be distributed to all competitors in a timely manner. 

Re-Engineering Presentations: Sunday, February 28th from 11:40am – 6:20pm AST

Presentation Links: https://cfes-ca.zoom.us/j/91068658761?pwd=YkdhSlRZUkc0NFhYMkxaSU1peEs3Zz09

Extemporaneous Debate

Competitors will defend or refute a previously undisclosed resolution in parliamentary debate format with only 10 minutes of preparation time. Competitors will be tested on their knowledge of a wide range of engineering concepts and on their ability to present arguments in a concise and convincing manner.  

Debate (Room 1, Day 1): Saturday, February 27th from 12:00pm – 3:30pm AST

Debate (Room 2, Day 1): Saturday, February 27th from 12:30pm – 4:00pm AST

Debate (Day 2): Sunday, February 28th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm AST

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Consulting

Competitors are given a real-world problem found in industry. They will need to develop a solution and convince the panel of judges that their solution is optimal and practical. 

Theme: This year’s consulting case will be on the topic of building efficiency. The case will require knowledge of building heating, electricity (including renewable energy), and water consumption. To prepare, familiarize yourself with these topics and check out programs like the LEED Building Certificate. 

Consulting Presentations: Sunday, February 28th from 11:40am – 6:20pm AST

Presentation Links: https://cfes-ca.zoom.us/j/92794180406?pwd=UXlSQW1kY3pMNVZNWUFmMG4rUkUwQT09

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