October Department Lab Tour

The Mechanical Engineering Department annually hosts guided lab tours for high school students, first year students, incoming MECH students, or anyone interested in mechanical engineering, to show them what the MECH department is all about and to give them an idea of what kind of research mechanical engineers do. Depending on the labs, students will get to see a variety of demos, presentations, cutting-edge technology and cool gadgetry. For those interested, there will be an hour long advising session held after the tour where participants can ask questions about the mechanical engineering department, curriculum, programs, enrollment, etc. The tour is also a good chance to ask current students about their perspective as a student in MECH.

For this tour, we will be guiding students through two labs:

The Pulp and Paper Center/Fibre Lab:
This lab conducts leading edge research and development for the pulp and paper industry.  Research from this laboratory has enabled the development of high efficiency pulp screen rotors that in recent trials have shown to reduce energy consumption by 50%.

BioREL:
New methods to increase occupant safety through increased vehicle crash-worthiness and proper user operation and the development of the UBC powered upper limb orthosis for people with loss of upper limb motor function

We are now accepting RSVPs for our tour on October 24th! If you would like to attend, please RSVP by sending an email to studentassistant@mech.ubc.ca.

The tour will begin at 1:00pm. and will run until 2:30pm, followed by the optional advising information session from 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

Stay tuned for information on the labs we will be featuring this tour!

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