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UEL engineering students excel at London competition

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Teams were asked to design and build complex devices

Undergraduate engineering students performed exceptionally well at the recent Greater London regional Design Challenge competition, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Two teams of UEL students took first and third place, respectively, in the competition for first-year students, while a separate UEL team garnered runner-up honours in the second-year category. 

Dr Kalok Lee, programme leader of UEL’s BEng and MEng in Mechanical Engineering, said, “I’m really pleased with how all our students performed. It shows that they’re confident and skilled enough to take part and win competitions and know how to apply their knowledge to solve engineering problems.”

The first-year teams were challenged to design and build a pipe inspection device. They were judged on the performance of their design, as well as their presentation, design poster and peer-review.

First place winners Ben Whybrow and Dmitrijs Kozminihs (pictured) and third place winners Isfhan Choudhry, Leopoldo Alipato and Mikail Shittu beat teams from six other universities, collecting a cumulative £800 in prize money. 

The team of second-year engineering students was asked to design and build a model elevator. They took second place against teams from six other London-based universities.

Victor Akhionbare, Ramzi Arekat, Nithin Mattathil, Emmanuel Stevens and Hassan Yuksel, came away with £300 in prize money.  

The students, who study a mix of Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering and Engineering Management degrees, will combine forces to represent UEL at the national final in October 2018.