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Title: My Engineering Experience at UVic


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My Engineering Experience at UVic
  • Pamela Schmitt
  • 4th yr Mechanical Engineering Student
  • Oct. 16, 2009

Contact pamrsatuvic.ca
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Engineering buildings
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From High School to University
  • Biggest differences class sizes, more
    responsibility
  • More accepting and diverse atmosphere
  • Greater opportunities

UVic has resources to give prospective students
info on campus, classes, student life etc
http//www.uvic.ca/students/undergraduate/explore/
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Engineering- School hours
  • 5 classes x 3hr each
  • 4 tutorials x 1hr each
  • 3 labs x 3hr each
  • 28 hr
  • Plus homework….

NoteThis is an average week of a 1st year
engineering student
Side note Some courses have tutorials and/or
labs. Students register for these individually
(ie registration in the course won't
automatically register them for the other two).
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Student Resources
  • Student transition centre, counseling, ombuds
    person
  • Class help centres (physics, math, writing,
    engineering)
  • Professor office hours

A list of available student resources can be
found here https//www.uvic.ca/current/student
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Learning Beyond the Class Room
  • Class projects explore, research, and apply
    topics learned in class
  • Technical clubs/teams work with teams of
    multi-disciplinary students, apply what you
    learned

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Eco Car http//ecocar.uvic.ca
FSAE (2002 car model) http//www.fsae.uvic.ca
(2007 model) http//www.auvic.engr.uvic.ca
Also check out UVic Aero http//www.engr.uvic.ca/
aero
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The Trebuchet
A project for MECH 410 Computer Aided Design by
Gordon Kell, Pamela Schmitt, Elaina Roberts
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3-D Modeling
Winch and rope system
Winch and rope system
Truss structure
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The complete assembly
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Building the real thing
  • Took 3-D models? simplified design for building
  • Materials
  • Wood main structure and throwing arm
  • Metal concrete counterweight
  • Building of a scaled down trebuchet (12 '
    throwing arm) is almost complete!

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Co-operative Education Program
  • Offered in over 45 academic areas
  • Available to Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • Students gain valuable hands-on work experience

http//www.uvic.ca/students/coop
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Work and Play
  • Over 80 student clubs to choose from
  • University and Intramural sports
  • Volunteering

UVic clubs list (select 'Clubs Course Unions'
tab at top centre) http//www.uvss.uvic.ca
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Engineers Without Borders
National Organization www.ewb.ca UVic Chapter
www.uvic.ewb.ca
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The Organization
  • A non-profit, non-governmental organization
  • Founded in year 2000 by Parker Mitchell and
    George Roter
  • An organization dedicated to human development
  • Composed of Students, Professionals, Engineers,
    and non-Engineers (over 35,000 members/volunteers)
  • Made up of 27 university chapters and 3
    professional chapters across Canada

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2008 EWB National Conference in Montreal
  • At Uvic we are students from different faculties
    interested in World issues

2009 EWB National Conference in Toronto
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In Canada Programs
  • Advocacy
  • Public Outreach
  • Fundraising
  • School Outreach
  • Member Learning

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  • Public Outreach

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  • School Outreach
  • -Example slides from our "Water for the World"
    presentation

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Overseas Programs
  • Work with local partners and entrepreneurs on
    development projects

Sectors Agriculture production Water and
Sanitation Good Governance and Rural
infrastructure
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Where EWB Works
  • Four Countries in Africa
  • Zambia
  • Malawi
  • Ghana
  • Burkina Faso (Francophone)

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Overseas Programs
  • Long Term Placements
  • Typically One Year to Two Years
  • University Graduate Students
  • Candidates from University and Professional
    Chapters
  • Junior Fellowship Program
  • Four Month Placements
  • Primarily Undergraduate Students
  • Now includes Professional Chapters

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Mark Brown's Placement in Kacholola
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Kacholola Life Friends
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  • Thank You.
  • Questions?
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