George Brown student runner up in national science contest

Construction and engineering technology student, Eleanor Martinez’s Home Retrofit Guide a hit

Screenshot of Home Retrofit Guide video by George Brown CCET student Eleanor Martinez.

Screenshot of Home Retrofit Guide video by George Brown CCET student Eleanor Martinez.

George Brown College was the only Canadian college to make it to the final round of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Science, Action! contest.

Eleanor Martinez, a CCET student, submitted The Home Retrofit Guide, which was selected as a runner-up out of 32 finalists.

Students from the construction and engineering technology (CCET) program at GBC and from across the country, were to submit a maximum 60-second video describing a research project or initiative funded by the NSERC and carried out at the post-secondary institution where the student is enrolled at the time of submission.

According to the description on YouTube, Martinez’s video was developed to give homeowners and builders more accessible references for retrofits, allowing them to respond to unique building characteristics as well as in existing homes, and to help inform them of more efficient products and to encourage cities to lead in urban sustainability.

The contest was open to all undergraduate or graduate students who meet the NSERC’s eligibility requirements and who are enrolled at NSERC eligible Canadian post-secondary institutions.

 

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George Brown student runner up in national science contest