For over 20 years, Canada’s Wonderland has run a Wondercoaster Building Contest to celebrate one of its Physics, Science and Math Days. The competition invites K-12 students in the Greater Toronto Area to build model roller coasters and compete against each other to win best roller coaster in three categories. Much like our local engineering competitions that qualify us for the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC), students compete against their classmates to represent their school at Wonderland’s Contest in one or more of three categories: Technical Merit, in which the number of loops, the dimensions and the efficiency of their coaster roller determines the score of the roller coaster and determines their ranking; Creativity and Artistic Value, in which the roller coaster that makes the best use of available materials and is most visually pleasing wins; Most Exciting To Ride, in which the Park’s Ride Engineer selects the roller coaster which they deem the most thrilling for patrons of Wonderland to ride, should it be built at the park.
On Friday, the ESSCO team worked at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The day largely comprised of creating a detailed timeline split into 5 main events: the Spring Meeting, ESSCO AGM, the July 1st Exec Transition, the Final July meeting, and the President’s Meeting in September.
On March 16 th -18 th the First Official ESSCO Hockey tournament was held in Ottawa at the Richcraft Sensplex. 12 teams from Engineering Universities in Ontario came all the way from
Windsor, Sudbury and anywhere in between, to participate and enjoy a weekend in Ottawa. The teams were all split evenly into three different pools, with 4 teams in each. Each team played at least three games, with the winner of each pool moving onto the semi-finals. There was also a wildcard team chosen, after the round robin, to move into the semi-finals as well. This team was the one with the highest point total out of all the remaining teams in the
Members of the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario met in Ottawa during the Ontario Engineering Competition. Over 3 days the team worked to set individual and team goals for the second half of the 2017-2018 term. The team hopes to accomplish several new events including an interschool blood-drive, hockey and soccer tournament, and better partnerships with external organizations.
The Ontario Engineering Competition took place at the University of Ottawa on January 26th-28th, 2018. Competitors from Universities and Colleges across the province competed in 8 competition categories for prizes and the opportunity to compete in the Canadian Engineering Competition held this year at Ryerson University.