USC engineering students using the university's Cave2 visualisation technology.
USC engineering students using the university's Cave2 visualisation technology. Contributed

USC students vie for honours

THREE projects by students from the University of the Sunshine Coast will be in the spotlight at a national engineering design competition in Melbourne on Friday.

The projects include a water filtration proposal that was judged the best entry from any Queensland university.

All four students in that team - Martin Baartz, Laura Clifford, David Layton and Naomi Shanahan - are in Melbourne for the annual Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge Showcase.

USC Senior Lecturer in Engineering Materials, Dr Ayodele Olofinjana, said it would be the first time three USC teams had been invited to present at the event where student teams from across Australia and New Zealand will display their projects.

The aim is to encourage humanitarian engineering and community development.

USC's top team used the visualisation technology of the Cave2 on campus at Sippy Downs to develop the concept of "A water filtration proposal for East Santo communities”.

The other two USC teams' projects were "Improving water accessibility in East Santo” and "Development of a smoke-reduced wood burning cook stove”.


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