The Engineering IDEAs Clinic

Bringing Real World Into the Classroom

  1. Oct. 31, 2017Hands-on learning is “critical to Canada’s competitiveness”Pearl Sullivan cranks the winch at CIVE days

    Waterloo Engineering expands programming for students with $3 million for more team projects and experiential learning outside the lecture hall

    By Brian Caldwell
    Faculty of Engineering

    James Smith knelt at the foot of a mechanical contraption and slowly turned its crank to test the strength of a blue Styrofoam bridge he built with teammates at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Oct. 27, 2017IDEAs clinic secures $3 million for hands-on programsPhoto of the new NSERC Chair with all the Industry sponsers

    Educating engineers at the University of Waterloo got a major boost today with the announcement of more than $3 million in funding over five years for a variety of immersive, hands-on programs.

    Activities organized by the Engineering IDEAs Clinic will range from two-hour, in-class projects such as taking apart internal combustion engines, to two-day, open-ended problems requiring students to work in teams and draw on all of their academic lessons to find solutions.

  3. May 3, 2017Sanjeev Bedi, recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award 2017

    Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

    Sanjeev Bedi, founder of the Engineering Ideas Clinic, is well known for his energy, mentorship, and connectivity with students.

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