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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.