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UWI to host Annual Engineering Conference and Exhibition

For Release Upon Receipt - May 23, 2018

St. Augustine

On Wednesday 23 May, 2018 The University of the West Indies’ Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering will host its annual Conference and Exhibition under the theme ‘Engineering the Future’. The two-part event runs all day with the Conference on from 9.00 am to 11.30am at Lecture Theatre 1, Max Richards Building and the exhibition happening at the JKF Auditorium from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

The event will showcase the Department’s Capstone Projects and selected MSc and MPhil/PhD research projects and presentations. Some of the projects listed for display are:

  • D Printing Oriented Solutions
  • Optimising Processes of Manufacturing Companies
  • Alternative Energy Solutions
  • Design Environmental Management Methods for Energy Audits in Buildings
  • Develop Engineering Methods for Efficient Storage of Energy and Information
  • Equipment for Pulping Mangoes and Other Fruits
  • Harvesting Tools for Cocoa and Other Crops
  • Develop Systems for Optimising Emergency Response Service, Maintenance and Operations

Commenting on the critical need for alternative solutions in a commodity-based economy where key commodities are dwindling, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Professor Stephan Gift said “Trinidad and Tobago can boast of a long history of home-grown engineers of the highest calibre, a large proportion of whom were trained at The UWI. As the needs of the national and regional economy are evolving, we continue enhancing the process for preparing our young engineers. This conference and exhibition demonstrates how the work of our students aligns with the national economic development needs identified by the Ministry of Planning in a recent foresighting exercise.”

The event targets business and industry personnel, government service representatives, school students and the entire university community. It is facilitated by the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Research Committee (MMERC) which is responsible for coordinating the Department’s outreach to industrial stakeholders.

For more information, interested people can contact the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at 662 2002 ext-82170 or .




About The UWI


Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. The UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)