Peterborough ON – (August 8, 2018) – Student innovation and hands-on learning will be on display at Fleming Innovation Quest on Thursday, August 9. Fleming College’s Technology and Business students will demonstrate experiential learning in action with projects that showcase problem solving, research and solution delivery.
“We are excited to showcase these projects our graduates have developed and learn more about the challenges they encountered and innovative thinking required to develop solutions,” said Maxine Mann, Dean of the School of Business and the School of Trades and Technology.
Hosted at the Innovation Cluster in downtown Peterborough, the event is a showcase of experiential learning in action. Students have been sponsored by local community businesses, industries, and public and private sector organizations to find innovative solutions to business-or technology-related problems.
“Students make valuable contributions to the local community and economy through these projects, all while gaining academic credit and on-the-job experience,” continued Dean Mann. “At the same time, the project results can provide new information, contribute to planning and lay the groundwork for future innovations. This is a really great opportunity for students to gain confidence and build their network”
The 20 projects will be judged with cash prizes awarded at the end. Members of the public are invited to attend the event and view the projects, which will be on display from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Innovation Cluster, with keynote address and award presentation beginning at 4 p.m.
Presented by the Peterborough section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Showcase will feature keynote speaker Peter Stumpf, R&D Manager – Test and Certification, Siemens Canada Limited at 4 p.m. Peter is a Manager and Engineer with 23 years of experience in research and development, project, program, business and engineering management. His work specializes in system engineering, product and process design, manufacturing and research in the fields of instrumentation, mechanical and automation systems design.
Peter’s professional career has been shaped by responsibilities for working in research for a small business in rural Manitoba to managing multi-million dollar projects for technology giants such as ABB and Siemens.
- 2 p.m. Showcase opens
- 4 p.m. Keynote speaker Peter Stumpf and awards presentations
Fleming Innovation Quest
Thursday, August 9, 2 to 5 p.m.
270 George St. N.
Please note parking is available at the King Street Parkade at 202 King St. Peterborough, ON, K9J 2R9.
About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.
For more information, please contact:
705.749.5530 x 1366