Engineering Spotlights

Our Engineering Spotlights feature the amazing students, faculty, and staff of UPEI's Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering. 

close-up of Arduino circuitry
| Students

Sustainable Design Engineering students Ben Keizer, Tung Nguyen, SoumyaDeep Chowdhury, and Luke McCarvill and their TrashTech project centres around developing a reduction-focused domestic waste management product. It aims to conduct waste classification using machine vision, weight sensing, and meaningful data communication to users through a web application, much like Fitbit’s functionality and related smartphone application.

five engineering students working on a project
| Students

Sustainable Design Engineering student team members Lauren Daigle, Christian D'Entremont, Ben MacEachern, Josh McIsaac, and Owen Stewart worked with Parks Canada to design of a user-friendly display for the electric pedestals at campsites to inform campers of their energy consumption.

four engineering students and their second-year project
| Students

Student team members Remi Antoun, James Campbell, Chukwuma "Prince" Ezeilo, and Huy "Alvin" Nguyen worked with the Abegweit First Nation to solve the ongoing challenge of transforming wind-damaged forests into productive blueberry crops while safeguarding the suitability of the land for wild blueberry cultivation. 

Dr. Libby Osgood working with Engineering student Luke McCarvill
| Students, Success Story

Meet the student associates of the UPEI Engineering Success Centre, and find out how they're building leadership skills helping their peers and friends!

a welder standing behind a work table
| Campus Spotlight

"Sometimes I do get weird and special requests from all sorts of people as we build all sorts of machines and prototypes—that's what makes my job so unique."

UPEI professor Stephanie Shaw
| Faculty, Profile

An assistant professor in UPEI's Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, Dr. Shaw's research focuses on resource consumption, energy, and emissions.

UPEI engineering student Rosaline in the faculty of sustainable design engineering building
| UPEI Viewbook 2024

Meet Rosaline, UPEI Bachelor of Sustainable Design Engineering student. Originally from Damascus, Rosaline hopes to work in the sustainable energy sector and obtain a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

UPEI engineering student Yvan in the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering building lobby
| UPEI Viewbook 2024

Meet Yvan, Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering graduate (Class of 2023). Originally from Mauritius, Yvan had always wanted to come to Canada for university, and discovered UPEI's Engineering program was a perfect match.

upei engineering student bridget patterson in the faculty of sustainable design engineering building
| Students, UPEI Viewbook

"Overall, my drive to graduate and continue to elevate my education comes from my passion for helping people in the most impactful way possible."

upei engineering student prabhakar bholah standing in the faculty of sustainable design engineering building
| Students, UPEI Viewbook

Following his father's advice to study in North America, Prabhakar travelled from Mauritius to join UPEI's unique engineering program.