The Engineering IDEAs Clinic
Bringing Real World Into the Classroom
The Engineering IDEAs Clinic™ supplements a traditional engineering curriculum with open-ended activities designed to spark student self-learning and exploration.
Through Ideas Clinic activities, students will learn good engineering practices by experimenting with real-world engineering problems; they will gain an appreciation for the connections between courses in their curriculum; they will apply their analysis skills to complex, open-ended problems; and they will exercise their creativity, judgement and problem solving skills while acquiring soft skills such as communication and teamwork. Most importantly, the activities will provide students with a breadth of hands-on experiences in an enjoyable and safe environment.
- Nov. 12, 2018
Waterloo Engineering Alumni E-Letter Feature
The November issue of the Waterloo Engineering Alumni E-Letter (eWEAL) had two features on Engineering Ideas Clinic and the exciting hands-on activities we are bringing to our students. The articles on Architectural Engineering and their implementation of Engineering Design Days, and on
- Nov. 5, 2018
Waterloo creates a 'terrarium for robots'
Author: Peter Nowak
The Robohub and the Ideas Clinic were featured in a special report in the Globe and Mail. See the full article on the Globe and Mail's site.
- Oct. 29, 2018
by Terry Pender Waterloo Region Record
University of Waterloo’s new engineering building is home to human-centred robotics research
WATERLOO — Pearl Sullivan is standing inside a room where robots will float above the ground thanks to magnetic levitation technology.