UC mechanical engineering students win Australasian Warman contest

17 October 2017

Our team of three 1st Year professional students won the prestigious Australasian Weir Warman competition held in Sydney. The University of Canterbury and team greatly appreciate the sponsorship of Weir Warman and Engineers Australia.

Warman Final 2017 all participants

The UC student team beat 2000 other students from the Asia-Pacific region’s top universities!

Congratulations to our team for winning the Australasian Weir Warman competition on Sunday, 15 October 2017, in Australia. This project involved designing and making a machine to perform a particularly difficult task. The team put in a massive amount of work to achieve this and were excellent ambassadors for our Department, the College, the University and New Zealand.

The competition day consisted of two rounds - one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, with time in between to make modifications and adjustments. Our team won the first round with a score of 98.6, and the University of Auckland coming in second. In the second round, our team repeated that score showing a reliable and robust design and consistent performance of the device. Although beaten into second place by RMIT, Melbourne in the second round, by scoring 98.6 in both runs, our team brought home the trophy!

It was a very tense and stressful time during which our students performed exceptionally well. With this win, the NZ public and University staff/students/potential future students have been reminded that Canterbury University is a world class leader in engineering!

“The UC team put in a massive amount of work to achieve this and were excellent ambassadors for our Department, College and University,” Dr Clucas says.

“These guys are our elite sportsperson equivalents – the All Blacks of engineering! It reinforces the fact that that the University of Canterbury is a world-class leader in engineering.”

The Team: Arianna Ryan (team leader), David Cleary, Jamie Sommer.
Academic supervisor: Dr. Don Clucas

The University of Canterbury and team greatly appreciate the sponsorship of Weir Warman and Engineers Australia.

Weir Warman and Engineers Australia logos

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