Only in its second year of existence, USIET was a demonstrator at the 2016 Cameco Spectrum which took place from January 14th to the 17th. Spectrum is North America's largest student run science expo, and sees thousands of Saskatoon's students and adults alike seeing some of the great ideas that students at the University have created.
The event was a great success for USIET, generating a huge amount of interest in the club, our designs, events, initiatives and future projects. Visitors were able to see power generation in action through a live-action display of our Energy Cube being spun by a cordless drill to simulate wind. The resulting patterns on an on-hand oscilloscope showed the three-phase power being generated, taking an abstract concept and making it easily visible for anyone who visited.
UPDATE: USIET has won an award for the BEST TECHNICAL DISPLAY at Spectrum which — as well as some serious bragging rights — carries with it a $300 prize!
We'd like to give a big shout-out again to everyone who came and visited, those who volunteered, and especially Sim and Manny for organizing the event. I'm sure this is just the first of many awards USIET will be a recipient of.