With MEC 2019 coming up November 2-3, 2019, we’re looking back to last year’s
competition and focusing on one part that was unique to the competition last year!
The 2018 McMaster Engineering Competition (MEC) chaired by Aya
Aboughanem was a grand event, organized to test the minds of many bright students in
the various fields of engineering. The event improves every year with MEC 2018 having
over 500 students participate and having many courses offer bonuses. There were new
exciting challenges for each of the 8 categories (Junior/Senior Design, Innovative
Design, Programming, Consulting, Debating, Communications, Re-Engineering). The
1st place team in each category was sent to compete at the Ontario Engineering
Competition which was being hosted at McMaster in January 2019. It was a jam packed
weekend of challenges, innovation, and much more. The competition had many kind
sponsors who also volunteered their weekend to judge the finalists of the competition.
Among those sponsors was a very special individual, credited towards proposing