MechE student Kathy Cheng receives PEY Co-Op Student of the Year Award

The Engineering Career Centre’s PEY Co-op Awards was created to celebrate the industry partners and students who continue to make PEY Co-op a success.

The PEY Co-op Student of the Year Award recognizes a PEY Co-op student that demonstrated excellence in the workplace as an outstanding member of the employer’s team. Employers nominate students for this award.

Kathy Cheng

PEY Co-op Employer:  Scotiabank

Kathy Cheng (Mech 2T0+PEY) completed her PEY Co-op term as a Trade Floor Technology Consultant at Scotiabank to learn more about user-acceptability with new technologies. The invaluable skills she gained as an engineering student allowed her to easily identify operational processes within Scotiabank that could be improved with innovative solutions. Kathy made the most out of her undergraduate experience, which involved winning three national titles with the UofT Varsity Blues Cheerleading Team, leading a multidisciplinary capstone team to design a human-powered water purification device for disaster-affected communities, and completing an undergraduate thesis that is the first to investigate team assemblies in a collaborative computer-aided design environment, supervised by Professor Alison Olechowski (MIE, ILead). This September, Kathy will be returning to UofT as a MASc candidate in Mechanical Engineering with Ready Lab, to continue her research in collaborative design. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in product design engineering.

Learn more about the 2019-2020 PEY Co-Op awards and view the full list of award recipients on the Engineering Career Centre website.

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