Capstone Awards competition takes place this coming Friday

Event, now in its 13th year, marks culmination of engineering work for students at Western University

The 13th annual Capstone Design and Competition returns to the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park this coming week.

More than 70 students from the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western University will compete on Friday, March 23, presenting projects in one of three categories: Petrochemicals, Green Processes, or Specialty Chemicals & Environmental. First and second place honours will be awarded for each.

“This competition, in many ways, is the culmination of years of hard work from graduating students and helps to lay the foundation for future career prospects,” said Dr. Katherine Albion, executive director of the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park. “Capstone is also an excellent opportunity for our panel of judges, comprised of community leaders and industry experts, to stay connected to discoveries being made through academia.”

Presentations are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until awards are handed out at 2:45 p.m.  The event is open to the public.

The Western-Sarnia-Lambton Research Park was created in November 2003 with the inception of the County of Lambton Community Development Corporation, owned by the County of Lambton.  The Research Park manages and operates the property owned by the CLCDC.  It boasts 270,000 square feet of leasable area.  In addition to its labs and research space, it is home to a number of high profile tenants including Nova Chemicals, Enbridge, the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, and WorleyParsons.

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