SPE Plastics Olympics

First place for an ÉTS doctoral student

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Camila Aparecida Zimmermann.

Camila Aparecida Zimmermann, a doctoral student at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), won first prize at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Winter Olympics, student competition. To earn this podium spot and the “gold medal” in plastics, the doctoral student, whose interest is in the design of a stimuli-chromic polymers, had to answer about 100 questions about injection molding, plastics processing, polymer science, polymer thermodynamics and SPE trivia..

The competition, which was held this past December for the first time, aimed to test the students’ knowledge of polymers in a fun way. More than a hundred students from around the world, as well as professionals from the polymer industry, took part in the competition. 

“I’m very proud to have won the competition in three of the five categories and to have won the gold medal,” said the student, who is supervised by Professors Nicole Demarquette and Ricardo Zednik of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

“This first place finish proves that ÉTS students are well positioned in the field of polymers compared to students from other institutions,” concluded Professor Demarquette.

Chantal Crevier

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