Thursday, April 20, 2017

Startups share $400K in backing from Spectrum 28 fund

Three companies aiming to do big things in the medical technology, insurance and automotive industries are the first to receive funding through a program for promising startup ventures at the University of Waterloo.

Elucid Labs, Knote and Acerta Systems Analytics will share $400,000 provided through the Spectrum 28 Mentor & Venture Program, a partnership between venture capitalist Lyon Wong and Waterloo Engineering.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Professor Derek Rayside and his students chosen to compete in General Motors AutoDrive Challenge

Students at the University of Waterloo have been chosen to compete in General Motors AutoDrive Challenge, a three year autonomous vehicle design competition to develop and demonstrate a fully operational driverless vehicle. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

ECE PhD student, Tejinder Singh, wins Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Professor Raafat Mansour's PhD student, Tejinder Singh, has won a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for his research project "Miniature Phase-Change Materials-based RF Switch Matrices for Wireless and Satellite Communication Systems".

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

ECE Professor Sherman Shen named University Professor

ECE Professor Sherman Shen has been designated "University Professor" by the University of Waterloo's Tenure & Promotion Committee.  Professor Shen is the first in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to be honoured with this distinction.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Professor Karim Karim featured by CMC Microsystems as success story for reinventing X-ray technology

A novel combination of advanced design tools, low cost materials and commonly used manufacturing technologies and processes is helping University of Waterloo engineering professor Karim S. Karim develop better, safer imaging at a lower cost.

His startup company, KA Imaging, is commercializing a highly sensitive X-ray detector that produces a higher quality image with almost 40 percent less radiation, making the technology safer for both patients and the clinicians that operate it.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Professor Claudio Canizares to participate as a panelist today at Energy Day 2017 hosted by WISE

The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) is hosting Energy Day 2017 all day today, billed as a meet-up of academic, industry and government experts who have come together to share insights and new ideas for our energy future.

Attendees will meet and mingle with WISE researchers, talented young Waterloo entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ECE's Mohammed Nassar, PhD student, receives 2017 Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student (AETS)

The recipients of the 2017 Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student (AETS) were presented at Monday’s meeting of the University of Waterloo’s senate.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Professor Dan Davison wins Distinguished Teacher Award

The Distinguished Teacher Awards for 2017 will be presented to four faculty members at convocation, associate vice-president, academic Mario Coniglio announced at last night’s meeting of the university senate.

Friday, March 24, 2017

ECE Alumni establish the Palihapitiya/Lau Venture Creation Fund and provide two $50,000 awards to Waterloo Engineering student projects

Two teams of engineering students at the University of Waterloo have been awarded $50,000 each to turn their fourth-year projects into startup companies after graduation.

The funding is provided by celebrated Waterloo Engineering graduates Chamath Palihapitiya and his wife Brigette Lau, founders of Social Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund dedicated to solving some of the world’s most difficult problems.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

UW engineering grads strut stuff at ‘science fair on steroids’

Golf balls that are impossible to lose and decaffeinating coffee filters are among the innovative designs by University of Waterloo engineering students on display starting Friday.

"It does look like a science fair on steroids, but it's much more sophisticated than that," said Beth Cotter, associate director of marketing and communications for the engineering faculty.

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