SNC-Lavalin Plant Design Competition Award
SNC Lavalin Plant Design
The 2011 winners are:
1st place: Université de Sherbrooke
2nd place: Dalhousie University
Terms of Reference
The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering offers the SNC-Lavalin Undergraduate Plant Design Competition for students enrolled in undergraduate chemical engineering programs at Canadian universities.
Deadline: May 15 of every year
Eligibility: Individuals and groups of undergraduate students registered in chemical engineering programs in Canadian universities during the current academic year are eligible for this award.
To minimize the number of projects to be judged, each chemical engineering department may only submit one entry. The maximum size for a team is five students.
Individual Prizes: Each team member of the first place team will receive a certificate as well as a one year CSChE undergraduate membership. Second and third place team members will receive certificates.
Team Prize: The top team will receive a cash award of $1,000.
Judging: All entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges drawn from industry, government and universities.
The authors of the best three entries will be invited to present their projects at the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, where the judges will make their final decision. See the CSChE Conference site for the current year’s finalists
Each of the three finalist teams can claim up to $350 per team for travel to the CSChE Conference. To claim the reimbursement, the team should forward $350 in receipts to the Awards Manager following the conference. Design Topic: Please provide your project in electronic format (on CD, not e-mail) to the CSChE Awards Manager. Entries for the competition should contain the following:
- A list of students who performed the work, with their permanent addresses and e-mail addresses;
- A short summary, including a simplified flow sheet of the process;
- A copy of the final report submitted to the university at the end of the project;
- The name of the collaborating organization and the engineers who assisted the students and;
- The submitting professor/department must provide a one to two page “List of Arguments” stating the reasons the project:
- 1. Is above level of expectations in terms of quality and/or complexity;
- 2. Contains elements of creativity or novelty and;
- 3. Required knowledge and /or work exceeding the expected level of undergraduate chemical engineering students.
Statements should be precisely formulated as “bullets.” Generalities should be avoided.
The ratio between process information/data given to the students by professors and industrial advisors versus the data and information the students had to find themselves is different for each submission. Therefore to assist in fairly judging the competition, each submitting professor/department must provide a summary statement of the starting information provided to the students as well as information regarding the subject plant such as:
- 1. Is it an improvement/expansion of an existing plant?
- 2. Is it a new plant and similar or identical plant exists?
- 3. Is it a new plant and similar or identical plants do not exist?
Confidentiality: Entries should be accompanied by a letter from the head of the department of chemical engineering, indicating that the information is not confidential.
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