Former Lethbridge College students win ASET Capstone Project of the Year Award
24, Oct, 2022
EDMONTON, Oct. 24, 2022 – A former team of Lethbridge College geomatics engineering technology students has won this year’s Capstone Project of the Year Award. The award is given out annually by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).
When it comes to emergency services, the concept of time becomes very valuable. Because of this, first responders require quick access to anywhere where there could be a fire or medical emergency. Within a growing city or smaller community, it is especially important to ensure that emergency services coverage is equally spread throughout.
For their Capstone project, former Lethbridge College students Jeff Plowman, Scott Polec and Jaxson Kopp conducted a road network analysis of emergency services.
The former team’s project was lauded by ASET for its high level of professionalism and overall excellence, and for addressing an issue that is relevant to daily life. It also represents a side of engineering technology that isn’t always demonstrated in Capstone Projects: the critical behind-the-scenes work that is vital to the positive and safe advancement of society.
“Every year, ASET is pleased to present and share with Albertans the tremendous ingenuity and concern for the public good that we see routinely expressed in engineering technology students’ Capstone Projects,” said ASET CEO Barry Cavanaugh. “The winning project this year well aligns with those qualities. It offers a genuine thoughtfulness and strategic mindedness about how to approach emergency services infrastructure in our communities.”
The former Lethbridge College team’s winning project was one of eight finalists named by ASET for the 2022 Capstone Project of the Year Award.
The Capstone Project of the Year Award was established by ASET in 2017 in response to overwhelming member interest in back-to-school stories about Capstone projects undertaken by teams of engineering technology students from NAIT, SAIT, Red Deer Polytechnic and Lethbridge College as part of their end-of-program requirements.
ASET is the professional self-regulatory organization for engineering technologists and technicians in Alberta. ASET currently represents over 17,000 members, including full-time technology students, recent graduates and fully certified members in 21 disciplines and more than 120 occupations across a multitude of industries.
Michele Penz, Calico Communications for ASET