Breaking ground on Waterloo’s $88M Engineering 7 building

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

annah Gautreau, engineering student and president of EngSoc B, Pearl Sullivan, dean of engineering, University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur and Elahe Jabari, PhD candidate in mechanical and mechatronics engineering, put shovels in the ground at E7 groundbreaking event.The University of Waterloo broke ground this week on Engineering 7, an $88-million building that will feature some of the best engineering research and teaching facilities in the world.

The ground-breaking event took place on Thursday November 12, at 1:30 pm at Engineering 5 on the University’s east campus.

The new Engineering 7 (E7) facility will feature an additive manufacturing—or 3D printing—laboratory and an indoor flight arena for testing autonomous and robotic vehicles.

It will also accommodate growth from Waterloo’s new biomedical engineering program and the expansion of the Faculty of Engineering’s highly popular mechatronics engineering program. It will house the Faculty’s new teaching innovation, the multidisciplinary Engineering Ideas Clinic™, where undergraduate students will integrate classroom theory with hands-on learning as they design, build, test and refine ideas.

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