UT ECE Student Kyle Fernald and Gestune Team Win IET Present Around the World Competition

Friday, April 30, 2010 - 12:00pm

UT ECE Student Kyle Fernald and Gestune Team Win IET Present Around the World Competition

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Kyle Fernald won the IET Present Around the World Competition this week with the Senior Design Lab Project Gestune. Maher Dakkak, Chao Chen and Bryant Tran were also part of the team that created the Gestune project as part of the 464 Senior Design Project. The Gestune project was this semester's winner of the Senior Design Open House.

The IET Around the World Competition is an international competition run by IET and focuses on showing presentation and preparation skills as well as technical skills and knowledge. The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world.

IETThe winner received $300, a certificate and one year’s IET student membership. The winner and runner-up will also be invited to take part in the Americas Regional Final which takes place in September in Ottawa, ON. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided. Competitors will be there from other areas of the Americas, including Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, New England and Trinidad & Tobago.

The winner of the Americas Regional Final will be invited to take part in the Global Final which takes place in November in London, UK at the IET’s annual Innovation Awards ceremony. Competitors will be there from other regions: Great Britain & Ireland, Asia Pacific, South Asia and Europe, Middle East and Africa.