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Bergeron Medal Recipient: Mitchell Palmer


Each Year, one top student in the Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (BEST) program is awarded the Bergeron Medal for their achievement in the BEST program. A special notation appears on the selected recipient’s transcript. This year, the Bergeron Medal has been awarded to Mitchell Palmer. 

Mitchell Palmer, 2019 BEST Medal Recipient

Here are his achievements and highlights: 

  • Taking EWB-Technion Course in Israel and getting an A+ (98%) 
  • Completing the BEST Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship offered by BEST Program, bringing Geomatics engineering degree to 171 credits in 5 years. 
  • First place in ENTR4500 final pitch 
  • Attending the hackathon including Hack Lassonde and creating a working app similar to an advanced version of Google maps in 24 hours, from scratch.
  • Attending the national Geomatics competition in Calgary in 2019 and developing a working solution within 5-hour timeframe 
  • Completing paid internships in Geomatics engineering, project management and software development
  • Working part-time during the school year while taking 6-7 courses per semester
  • 7.3 GPA over final two years qualifying for masters studies and 7.73 GPA in the final year, making it onto Dean’s list.
  • Completing a paid research position for professor Baoxin Hu in artificial intelligence and remote sensing, developing a functioning application and writing a research paper. 
  • Finishing a capstone project with an ‘A’ grade, developing a functioning machine learning application for identifying hydro poles and other road assets.