University of Waterloo student wins cold-formed steel design competition

February 2, 2016

The winners of the 2015 International Student Competition on Cold-formed Steel Design were recently announced, including Taylor Porter, a student at Ontario’s University of Waterloo. Photo courtesy Steel Market Development Institute

Taylor Porter, a student at Ontario’s University of Waterloo, won second place in the 2015 International Student Competition on Cold-formed Steel Design.

Porter and fellow students from across the globe were asked to design a cold-formed steel clip angle for maximum nominal shear strength per unit weight with high fabrication feasibility. This is a design challenge they could see in the workplace.

There were 34 entries from universities in Canada, the United States, China, Iran, India, and Mexico. A panel of judges looked at each design and essay to choose a top 10 list, comprising those who would receive one-year memberships to the Cold-formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). The first place prize, which included $600, went to Shaole Yu of Tongji University in China and third prize (and $250) went to Wenying Zhang, also from Tongji University.

Students could be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program, but were not allowed to have experience in working with cold-formed steel. Along with money, the top three prizes receive plaques and their designs will be showcased at various conferences throughout the year.

For more information; click here[1].

Endnotes:
  1. here: http://www.cfsei.org/student-competition-2015-winners

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