Two Engineering students from the College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) beat out several top Canadian schools to capture first place in the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) National Research/Technology Report Contest.
Adnan Faroque and Faisal al-Mulla, from the Mechanical Engineering Technology programme, won first prize for the design, testing, and fabrication of brass nozzles for Ultimaker 3 3D printers for mass production.
Finishing in the top five from CNA-Q was the student Saba Afreen, with her idea for a Solar Carport.
“We are extremely proud of our students,” CNA-Q President Dr Khalifa al-Khalifa said.
“This victory shows that CNA-Q students are not only receiving excellent instruction, but that they are ready to compete in an increasing competitive global market,” al-Khalifa added.
Established in 1982, the CTAB is a standing committee of The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT). The board is charged with developing, co-ordinating and managing the national accreditation programme for applied science and engineering technology programmes.
“Each year CTAB holds a National Applied Research/Technology Report Contest for students from CTAB accredited programmes. The quality of reports submitted certainly reflect the quality education the students are being exposed to,” Chair, CTAB, Candace Scott said.
“CNA-Q students were among some of the top submittals for the past two years, and CTAB is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 National Applied Research/Technology Report Contest was from College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q). Congratulations to this year’s winners Adnan Faroque and Faisal al-Mulla,” Scott added.