Thursday, April 30, 2020

University of Waterloo Prof: Ripple's XRP is More Environment-Friendly Than PoW Based Bitcoin

The recent coronavirus pandemic has brought back attention towards maintaining a cordial relationship with our environment. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the whole world has come to a standstill as roads become empty and factories shut down.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Sustainable consumption: hope in a HyperJar

Back in the day  think of your grandparents' time and before  people would stuff a few dollars into some jam jars each week as a way of budgeting for expenses and saving for big-ticket purchases from Christmas presents to a new sofa.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Innovating at the annual Esch awards

Software engineering and nanotechnology engineering teams of graduating students win $10,000 each to commercialize Capstone Design projects.

The new format, which replaced in-person presentations at the Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design due to the coronavirus crisis, gave graduating students five minutes to explain their projects instead of the usual three minutes, followed by questions.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Nanotechnology engineering entrepreneurs win backing in pitch events

Students at Waterloo Engineering claimed the majority of prizes in a pair of recent competitions organized by the Concept entrepreneurship and pre-incubator program. In the Concept $5K Finals - formerly the Velocity Fund Finals - teams featuring our nanotechnology engineering students took one of four $5,000 awards, plus the $500 People’s Champ prize, for students with business ideas.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Mohammed Nassar wins Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award for Teaching Excellence

Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Mohammed Nassar is this year’s award recipient of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award for Teaching Excellence. Nassar received overwhelming support from his students endorsing his candidacy.

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