On Tuesday, June 7, 2011, the University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering and Manitoba Aerospace are inviting the public to a special Aerospace Celebration and Open House to acknowledge 100 years of partnership and success.
Representatives from the university, aerospace industry and the Manitoba Aviation Museum will discuss industry/university partnerships, their benefits to staff and students and how industry partnerships impact our local economy.
Students from the University of Manitoba Society of Automotive Engineers (UMSAE) will be showing off their awards for aircraft design, including 2nd place of all Canadian schools and 1st place in presentation at the SAE competition in Atlanta.
The University of Manitoba Space Applications and technology Society (UMSATS) design group will describe plans for building an experimental satellite for launching into space.
Several years ago, the Manitoba Aerospace Engineering Liaison Group (MAELG) was formed, bringing together the Manitoba Aerospace Human Resources Coordinating Committee (MAHRCC), Standard Aero, Bristol Aerospace and Boeing, supporting a Design Chair in Engineering and finance an Engineer-in-Residence. MAELG representatives meet with academic staff to discuss and influence course content, laboratory equipment acquisition, summer employment, graduate employment, support for student competitions and aerospace industry projects.
The open house and celebration begins at 11:00 am in the Engineering & Information Technology Complex and will include tours of facilities and projects.