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Queen's University

Sustainability Office

Queen's Sustainability Office Acts as a Client for Aspiring Engineers

April 18, 2013

Each year the Applied Science (APSC) 100 course introduces first year engineering students to a design project of their choosing.  Working with clients from within the Queen's community, the students are grouped into teams and given a problem to solve.  The project emphasizes project management, teamwork and design and creativity.

This year the Sustainability Office acted as a client for two projects, a Green Space Audit project and a Water Fountain and Bottle Filling Stations project.  Both projects were aligned to allow the students to work on something that could be translated into desirable and practical applications to be used by the Sustainability Office.

The results are in and the first year engineers delivered in spades, resulting in completely developed smart phone apps, functioning websites, a completed tree audit and valuation of the Queen's Arboretum.  The results are so good that the office is planning to build on what the students have already developed and turn their ideas into workable solutions for campus.

Thank you APSC 100 for your tremendous efforts.

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