News archive - 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hands-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.

Friday, October 27, 2017

IDEAs clinic secures $3 million for hands-on programs

Photo 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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sanjeev Bedi, recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award 2017

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

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