Marianopolis Students Win Three Awards at Industrial Design Competition

Sam TrudeauOn Campus, Student Life

Marianopolis students’creativity and problem-solving skills were on full display at the 2nd edition of L’Odyssee de l’objet en 48h, an industrial design contest open to college students across Quebec.

The design theme for the 2023 competition was to create an object that can help individuals with mobility challenges and improve their autonomy. 

Arts & Sciences students Canyu Wu and Elisa Xue and Science students Qiu Yu Huang and Zi Heng Wang won the Coup de coeur du publique award and the Presentation au jury award for their design project PotColo, a reusable easy-to-open and easy-grip container designed for people with reduced mobility and dexterity.

[Photo Credits :  Antoine Poursuibes / Réseau Technoscience]

A team of Marianopolis and Dawson students Daniela Villamizar Useche, Amy Deng et Catherine Zhu also won the third overall prize. Their design project Mobilo-contenant, offers an improved home recycling and composting bin with a touch-free design that also provides support to avoid falls and slips.

Congratulations to all for their ingenious design projects and to the Réseau Technoscience, and le ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie for supporting this initiative.