Engineering quartet wins Harry Pearce Prize

From left to right: Michael Parada, Future Lighting Solutions, Manager LRC, Osama Mannan, Future Lighting Solutions, Technical Marketing Engineer, Kyran Griffiths, McGill Mechanical Engineering student, Michael Simla, McGill Mechanical Engineering student, James Medvescek, McGill Mechanical Engineering student, Muhamad Moussa, Technical Marketing Manager. Missing: Edouard Trudeau, McGill Mechanical Engineering student.

McGill students garnered the Mechanical Engineering department’s annual Harry Pearce Prize when they created sustainable lighting using 48 neutral white LUXEON® Rebel LEDs to illuminate an underground train station platform. The project was the fruit of the labor of students from three McGill faculties – Engineering, Management and Law in an interdisciplinary design project in the area of industrial projects in lighting and renewable energy. This “Tri-Faculty Project”, a pilot supported by a grant from the Provost’s office brings upper-year students from the three faculties in collaboration with Future Electronics. The other projects included an LED street light designed to meet urban road requirements in China, an eco-city review of technology for sustainable living, and an energy audit of the Future Electronics offices in Pointe-Claire.McGill quartet wins Harr

The Tri-Faculty Project will continue to focus its research efforts on a theme of sustainability and renewable energy.