Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Civil Students prove their mettle in Steel Bridge Competition

Last week, a team of civil undergraduate students, headed upstate New York, for the National American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge competition. It is only the third time the UW engineering team has competed, and this year placed 4th out of 13 teams; a fantastic result! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Enviro Students place third at WEAO Design Competition

Congratulations to Patrick King, Ryan Law, Elliot Pai and Jay Patel (E4 Consulting), who placed third overall at the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) Student Design Competition.

E4 Consulting: Elliot Pai, Patrick King, Jay Patel and Ryan Law 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

EMAGIN takes out grand prize

An engineering start-up which utilizes artificial intelligence to help proactively manage the impacts of climate change and urbanization on our water infrastructure, has snagged one of the grand prizes at the Velocity Fund Finals.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

All work and lots of play

You're a group of budding engineers, tasked with designing a playground for primary school children, that not only challenges them physically, but mentally as well. Where do you start? With the consumers, of course! The consumers in this instance, being the JK - Grade 6 students of Keatsway Public School, and the budding engineers; first year civil engineering students at the University of Waterloo. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

EMAGIN makes top 12 finalists

EMAGIN has been selected, from a global competitive field of over 180 companies across 18 countries, as one of the top 12 digital water start-ups worldwide, and has been invited to join the IH2O 2017 Data Challenge Accelerator in San Francisco.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Bridge Competition creates stir

This week the CivE 204 class were put to the test designing, constructing, and testing their own wooden stir-stick bridges. The requirements of this project were simple: using only stir-sticks, thread and glue, the groups had to create a structure that weighed at least 200 grams and spanned between 400-750 millimetres. 

The score for winning was based on the following criteria:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Is Fort McMurray’s water supply contaminated by the wildfire?

Fort McMurry wildfire

As residents try to resume their lives more than a month after a ferocious wildfire forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray, crucial questions about its impact on their water supply still have no clear answers.

It’s why Monica Emelko, a University of Waterloo expert in water quality and water treatment, left for the devastated Alberta city last week after spending countless hours on the phone with government officials since the crisis escalated in early May.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dr. Al-Hammoud wins Teaching Award

Rania Al-Hammoud

Every term a professor, lecturer, or laboratory instructor who has done an exceptional job of going above and beyond for their classes is selected to receive the Waterloo Engineering Society’s Teaching Excellence Award.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tighe wins prestigious Research & Development Medal

Three professors from Waterloo Engineering - Susan L.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

EMAGIN in the running for 25K Velocity Fund Prize

EMAGIN is Canada’s first artificial intelligence company for the water sector, and co-founded and jointly run by CEE and other UW students.