Waterloo launches campaign to educate the engineer of the future

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Student experience will literally reach new heights in Robozone, part of the vision of the $70 million Educating the Engineer of the Future campaign launched by the Faculty of Engineering.

 Engineer of the future

The two-storey indoor flight centre for testing autonomous and robotic vehicles is one of the innovative features of Engineering 7 (E7), the 230,000-square-foot, seven-storey building to be funded by the campaign.

New Waterloo Engineering Ideas Clinic™

To accommodate major undergraduate growth, E7 will provide much-needed teaching space for the Faculty’s new biomedical engineering, which received over 900 applications this year, and expanded mechatronics engineering programs. It will house some of the best research facilities in the world, including an additive manufacturing (3D printing) laboratory.  E7 will also be home to the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre and the multidisciplinary Engineering Ideas Clinic™, where undergraduate students integrate classroom theory with hands-on learning as they design, build, test and refine ideas. Construction on E7 is expected to begin this fall and take three years.

Learn more about the Educating the Engineer of the Future Campaign