Presentation Idol 2017

The final round was on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Check out the photos!

Finalists and topics

Presentation Idol Finalists 2017

2017 finalists (left to right): Julie Cantes, Kevin Hong, Stacey Neves, Dean Tamboline, Matt Leemet, Navtej Heir, Steve Cohos, and Alex Baumann

Prizes

Judges' choice awards

First Place - $1000
Navtej Heir, Electrical: Driverless Cars: When Robots Rule the Road

Second Place - $700
Dean Tamboline, Mechanical: Superconductors and How They Could Save Your Life

Third Place - $400
Julie Cantes, Civil: Making our Infrastructure more Resilient to Climate Change

Audience choice awards

First Place - $500
Stacey Neves, Civil: Municipal Capital Construction: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Second Place - $400
Dean Tamboline, Mechanical: Superconductors and How They Could Save Your Life

Third Place - $300
Julie Cantes, Civil: Making our Infrastructure more Resilient to Climate Change

Participants receive gifts valued at over $30. Finalists receive additional gifts valued at $100.

Thanks to our judging panel:

What is Presentation Idol?

Current BCIT engineering and technology students, who have taken at least one BCIT Communication Department course, are invited to deliver a six- to eight-minute oral presentation on a technology-related topic. Student are encouraged to showcase and/or comment on innovation in engineering and technology, for instance by presenting their own designs, or exploring and commenting on new frontiers, such as technology for sustainability, cradle to cradle design for a circular economy, frugal engineering, and the like. Up to 32 participants can enter the first round, and eight proceed to the final round. Registration is on a first-come basis.

"[...] more captivating than a movie. The quality of the presentations was outstanding."

- Presentation Idol final audience member comment

Eligibility

Eligible students are those whose programs could lead them to membership in Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC), Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), or Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) - Canada's Association of Information Technology Professionals. Examples include students in any program with engineering in the name, as well as the Architectural and Building Technology Diploma, Architectural Science, Computing, Geomatics, Mechatronics and Robotics, Mining, or other programs which lead to ASTTBC membership, from the schools of Computing and Academic Studies, School of Energy and School of Construction and the Environment.

For more information

Please email idol@bcit.ca

Presentation inspiration

Words of advice from T.J. Moon, past Presentation Idol winner

“You can improve your value by 50 percent just by learning communication skills”

- Warren Buffett

"Presentation Idol was an amazing experience. It provided an outlet to showcase and strengthen my presentation skills, while still being able to take away advice for improvement. It also allowed me to convey my passion for civil engineering to others – there is true value and beauty in this field of work which surrounds all aspects of our daily lives. If you are on the fence about participating, I would encourage you to just sign up and see where it leads you!"

- Stacey Neves, Civil Engineering, Audience Choice Winner 2017

Presented by the BCIT School of Computing and Academic Studies, School of Energy, and School of Construction and the Environment.

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