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Capstone Award winner’s Smart Cane boosts confidence and safety for the visually impaired

A team from NAIT won the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) 2020 Capstone Project of the Year Award for building a better white cane for the visually impaired: the VISAIDE Smart Cane.  

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Capstone Award finalist project offers food for thought during COVID-19 pandemic

When former NAIT students Sebastian Potoniec and Noah Neiman chose the automation of an indoor farm as their qualifying project for the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta’s (ASET) 2020 Capstone Project of the Year Award, they had no idea of the significance it would hold when a global pandemic descended on the world, possibly threatening local supply chains.

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Alberta woman’s career in male-dominated profession inspired by father

The expression, like father, like daughter, rings true for Emilee Kaupp. Thanks to her father’s guidance and encouragement, she chose a career path similar to his within a traditionally male-dominated profession.

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Proud to serve: one of the unsung heroes behind the scenes of COVID-19

While healthcare workers continue to heroically sacrifice their own personal safety to treat patients amidst the COVID-19 crisis, biomedical engineering technology professionals are facing similar risks as they work quietly behind the scenes to ensure that vital medical devices function properly when urgently needed.

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Calgary couple marry art with technology

Art and technology, sometimes viewed as the two solitudes in the professional arena, have made a successful marriage thanks to the ingenuity of Kathryn and Ryan Blair.

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Philippine-born engineering technologist realizes American dream in Canada

Like many immigrants before him, Mark Lopez came to Canada from Batangas City, Philippines in 2009 with the hope of building a better future for himself. 

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Foreign-trained and female: a double barrier to working in the engineering technology profession

If you’re an engineering technology professional from another country, trying to find employment in your field in Canada can be difficult enough. But imagine the challenges faced by a woman who is not only foreign-trained but working in a traditionally male-dominated profession. 

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ASET opens doors to foreign-trained engineering technology professionals

When Divyesh Patel, an industrial engineer, left his home in Gujarat, India over four years ago to join his wife in Edmonton, he knew that the biggest challenge he would face - other than learning to drive on snow - would be finding work in his own profession. 

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Red Deer College grads provincially recognized for creating flying Wi-Fi hotspot

A team of Red Deer College grads was recognized as a Capstone Project of the Year Award finalist by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) for creating a flying Wi-Fi hotspot that allows people in remote locations to access a cell signal where there is none.

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Provincially recognized student Skywalker project designed to rescue people from high-rises, skyscrapers

The tragic events at the World Trade Centre on Sept. 11, 2001 inspired a team of SAIT engineering design and drafting technology (EDDT) students to develop the concept for Skywalker, an aerial emergency rescue operation vehicle (AERO-V) that could potentially save lives on a global scale.

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