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Former NAIT students’ COVID-19 project honoured provincially as Capstone contender

Imagine a health self-assessment tool that serves as a one-stop shop for helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. A former team of NAIT biomedical engineering technology students did and, for this vision, has been honoured as a provincial finalist for the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta’s Capstone Project of the Year Award.

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It’s easier to be green: former Red Deer Polytechnic students honoured provincially for solar energy project

With climate issues heating up and the need to reduce carbon footprints more pressing than ever, a former team of Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) engineering technology students has come up with a bright idea: make installation of solar panels safer, easier and less expensive. 

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Green boiler project heats up Capstone Award competition

A former team of SAIT electrical engineering technology students innovated a way to retrofit an industrial boiler to be more cost-effective and energy-efficient so that it’s less of a contributor to global warming. 

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Calgary technologist she-cession-proofs career with help of first-in-Canada program

When Kerrie-Lee Scott was 19 and left SAIT a semester short of finishing her engineering technology education, it was decision she’d regret for years to come. Thankfully, a second chance at attaining her professional credentials was offered by ASET through its competency-based assessment program - the only one of its kind in Canada.
 

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Green energy project wins ASET Capstone Project of the Year Award

A former team of Red Deer College engineering technology students won this year’s Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta’s (ASET) Capstone Project of the Year Award for modernising a centuries-old device and transforming it into a source of renewable energy.

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Green alternative to asphalt paves way to provincial honour for former Lethbridge College students

Few of us enjoy the eyesore of old rubber tires in landfills or on the side of the road. But, it’s good news for the environment and our visual aesthetic that a former team of Lethbridge College students has found a way to literally get more miles out of them - by turning them into asphalt.

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Former SAIT team scores provincial honour by going green with golf course design

We all associate golfing with the colour green in terms of golf greens and putting greens and it costing a lot of green, but what about actually going green? A former team of SAIT engineering design and drafting technology (EDDT) students have answered that question with an award-nominated design project: Alberta’s first environmentally friendly golf course.

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Automated bag valve mask improves breath delivery

With the world in COVID-19’s stranglehold, medical equipment related to patient respiration has never been more vital, and a former team of NAIT biomedical engineering technology students has found a way to breathe new life into a critical device: the bag valve mask.
 

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Carrying the burden of water during COVID-19 and beyond

With cities and communities in crisis due to a global pandemic, people now more than ever rely on the smooth and stable performance of essential services. 

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COVID-19 presents challenges for engineering technology instruction at tech schools like Red Deer College

For technology institutes and colleges whose education of engineering technology students often relies on hands-on instruction, COVID-19 has presented challenges.

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