University of Toronto Engineering Kompetitions
The University of Toronto Engineering Kompetitons (UTEK) will be in its 16th year in 2018, and acts as a qualifier for the Ontario Engineering Competition. UTEK is hosted by the Engineering Society, although the Alumni Office offers large support for it, since UTEK is an event that not only showcases UofT’s engineering talent, it also engages past alumni to connect with students via judging.
- 1 Competitions
- 2 Past UTEK Winners
UTEK Competitors can compete in one of six categories: Junior Design, Senior Design, Consulting Engineering, Innovative Design, Engineering Communications, and Parliamentary Debate.
All six categories are held on the same day of competition, with an awards ceremony held at the end of the competition day.
In teams of four, students in third or fourth year compete to solve an engineering problem disclosed on the day of the event despite limited materials and preparation time. This is a condensed version of the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) 15 hour competition, and will last 5 hours. The winning team should have a creative and feasible design, allowing them to move on to the OEC.
This category challenges first and second year students to design and construct a project which is revealed on the day of the competition. Similar to the Senior Team Design, both time and materials are limited. They are judged based on originality, creativity, teamwork and presentation. The time for this kompetition category is four hours.
This category encourages aspiring engineers to experience bringing a new product or service to the market. Teams will produce an original design for a process, service or a product they have invented. Winning entries will have combined originality , technical and economical feasibility, a solid marketing plan with a high quality presentation and exhibition.
In teams of up to four, kompetitors will construct and a promote a solution to an engineering problem which could be given on the date of the kompetition. In this category, sufficient preparation, teamwork, resourcefulness and communication skills are the key to taking home the winning prize.
The Engineering Communication category challenges competitors in teams of one or two to present a well supported viewpoint on the social, econimic and environmental impact of any current technological issue. In this kompetition, participants must identify a technological issue, form an opinion and present a convincing well-supported argument. Winning entries will have a through understanding of the issue at hand, a convincing viewpoint and a dynamic presentation.
In teams of two, participants debate topics relevant to the Engineering profession and business and technology space in classic Pro/Against and Speaker style. Semi final and final rounds take place in public and all your fellow participants come and watch.
The UTEK Judging Panels usually consist of Alumni in the industry and Professors from various departments in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
Past UTEK Directors
|2016-2017||Alina Ma||EngSci 1T8|
|2015-2016||Amir Kharazmi||ECE 1T7|
|2014-2015||Maya Zhang||Mech 1T4+PEY|
|2013-2014||Kenny Wong||Chem 1T5|
|2012-2013||Marissa Wu||EngSci 1T3|
|2011-2012||Layan Kutob||Indy 1T2+PEY|
|2010-2011||Freddy Chen||Comp 1T3|
|2009-2010||Yi-Wei Ang||Indy 1T2+PEY|
|2008-2009||Patricia Sheridan||Mech 0T9|
|2007-2008||Karen On||Indy 1T0+PEY|
|2006-2007||Taimoor Isani||Elec 0T8+PEY|
|2005-2006||Robert Jackiewicz||ECE 0T8|
|2004-2005||Patrick Mok||Indy 0T7+PEY|
Past UTEK Winners
|2017||Yilin Huang||Samuel McCulloch||Chloe Oriotis||Emma Shibata|
|2013||Simeon Wong||Kriss Petrounov||Rose Li||Isabella Huang|
|2012||Simeon Wong||Kriss Petrounov||Rong Yao||Brittany Yap|
|2011||Hanna Janossy||Daniel Jacobs||Newton Jain||Jad Knazyeh|
|2010||Michael Del Balso||Jay Zhou||Zongyi Yang||Colin Merkel|
|2005||Theo Soong||Benjamin Yan||David Schacter||Ricky Leung|
|2017||William Bateman||Nafis Ahbab||Jake Anderson|
|2013||Aleck Wu||Ling Zhong||John Luo|
|2011||Hubert Ka||Ryan Bradley||Philip Chen||John Qin|
|2010||Kevin P. Siu||Xavier Snelgrove||Brendan Wong||Charley Wang|
|2009||David Schacter||Vainatey Kulkarni||Owen Melville||Phil Lam|
|2007||David Schacter||Andrew Ngo||Owen Melville||Iliya Sigal|
|2018||Dan Nicolau||Varun Sampat||Atharva Datar||Mayukh Haldar|
|2017||Ang (Leo) Li||Shahryar Rajabzadeh||Yufeng (Bright) Ye||Ji Yeon (Sally) Lee|
|2012||Naeem Talukdar||Ananya Tandon-Verma||Maggie Cai||Nelson Truong|
|2011||Navdeep Swach||Satyam Sahi||Varun Chandan||Satwick Sharma|
|2010||Anna Sheu||Liuba Mamonova||Sapna Mehta||Paul Klunko|
|2009||Akarshi Mathur||William Garcia||Shufrah Alam||Allistor Lobo|
|2017||Malik Ismail||Alyf Janmohamed|
|2015||Andrew Kidd||Stephen Xu|
|2012||Yi-Wei Ang||Wayne Lin|
|2011||Yi-Wei Ang||Albert Huynh|
|2010||Raj Pattani||Elika Mahdavi|
|2009||Yi-Wei Ang||Wayne Lin|
|2008||Evan Jones||Wayne Lin|
|2011||Azhar Ali Ahmed||Farroukh Waheed Ghouri||Qazi Wajahat Sohail||Waqass Bhatti|
|2010||Jacky Lau||Johnson Zhuang|
|2017||Tzu-Yun (Bonnie) Weng|
|2012||Hannah Janossy, Lea Janossy|