Carleton fourth-year engineering students Atallah Madi, Esraa Alaa Aldeen, Huda Sheikh, and Youssef Megahed. Photo by Chris Snow Video.

Group 27, composed of Atallah Madi, Esraa Alaa Aldeen, Huda Sheikh, and Youssef Megahed, has clinched the prestigious W.E. Cowie Innovation Award for their exceptional 4th-year project. Supervised by Professor Carlos Rossa, their innovative work has earned them a total of $24,000. This award recognizes top-quality innovation in Engineering and was awarded on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design.

The W.E. Cowie Innovation Award, established in 2006 by Alexandra Cowie in memory of her late husband, Wilbur Elliott Cowie, PEng, is presented to a student or team of students in their final year of a Bachelor of Engineering degree for demonstrating exceptional innovation.

Group 27’s project has garnered significant attention and acclaim, being featured in Carleton News, CBC News, and CTV News Ottawa. Their groundbreaking work involves partnering with CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) to develop an AI simulator designed to enhance surgeon training.

Congratulations to Atallah Madi, Esraa Alaa Aldeen, Huda Sheikh, Youssef Megahed, and Professor Carlos Rossa for this outstanding achievement!