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Research day a success

12 March, 2021
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We held our second Student Research Forum and Sustainability Industry Open Day on campus yesterday.

It attracted twice as many participants as the first event held last year. We had 22 individual student research presentations, one alumni group presentation, seven individual poster presentations and 12 group poster presentations. 

The event also included lunch, an industry sponsor and speaker from Peacock Brothers NZ, awards, certificates, and prizes.

Alex, who is the Production Manager at Peacock Bros NZ, gave a short talk about sustainability then presented awards sponsored by the company to our top students. 

The winners were:

Christine Melanie Santiago / Best Individual Industry Research Presentation

Zengshuai Li / Best Technology Research Presentation

Maimiti Manate / Best Individual Sustainability Presentation

Udesh Muthuranga Hettige / Best Individual Poster Presentation

Shehan Polwatta Gallage & Qi Wang / Best Group Poster Presentation

We also incorporated a student organised photography competition into the event. There were more than 85 student entries across three categories - Nature in the City OPAIC Student Life and Inspiring Moments.

Sweta Vasani won the Nature in the City category for an image of a city park footpath at dusk. Yutong Mu won the OPAIC Student Life category for a silhouette of five students on a hilltop at sunset. Victoria Mishina won the Inspiring Moments section for a picture of footprints in the sand at a surf beach.

Commendations went to Peng Yang, Udesh Hettige, Xiaoqui Sun, Hetaswi Mukesh Patel, Zicheng Yang, and Chanpreet Singh.

Peacock Bros NZ printed sticky label sets of winning photos for each of the prize winners.

Thank you to everyone involved for making the day a success.