To meet the needs of rapid urbanization and technologically more complex cities, the University of Waterloo has launched the Urban Engineering initiative to bring more rigorously trained engineers into leadership positions to respond to urban challenges. Nadine Ibrahim, is the Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering creating excitement around urban engineering among students, faculty and industry.
Congratulations to Laurent Gerin for winning the Outstanding Young Professional Award – Gold Prize (first place) at INALCO (International Aluminum Conference) 2019, which was held in Tokyo, Japan this last week. Laurent’s presentation was selected first out of 34 presentations by young professionals (under age 35) at the conference, which featured ~190 delegates from around the world. The topic of Laurent’s presentation was “Static and Fatigue Testing of Partial Penetration and Flare Bevel Groove Welds in Aluminum Structures”.
The University of Waterloo Steel Bridge Team was happy to receive and test its new Rebel EMP 215IC multi-process welding unit from ESAB earlier this month. This donation will significantly enhance the capabilities of the team to fabricate their bridge for the 2021 Canadian completion, to take place on London, ON early next year. This welding unit will allow the team to carry out their bridge fabrication using any one of a variety of welding processes, including stick, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW.