Mechanical Engineering 2024

Hey, I’m Vlad. I’m a mechanical engineering student currently in 1B, and I’m graduating in 2024 if all goes well :). 

Waterloo Engineering in one word: Vlad Nica

“scintillating” 

I choose Waterloo Engineering because: 

I wanted to be a part of the coop program and I knew that Waterloo was a very good school. 

The best thing about my program is: 

For me, it has a good balance between actual design, math, and coding. Also, everyone is funny and chill. 

About my Co-op experience: 

My first coop was cool because I got to actually do things related to my program (such as 3D modelling in Solidworks). Having the extra free time was also nice, but I missed seeing my friends on campus since everyone was far away. 

I wish I had known before I came: 

Take a chill pill. Everyone is as lost as you are. 

Outside the classroom, I’m involved with: 

Intramural ultimate frisbee and volleyball. I was also a member of WatLock where we designed a compact airlock that could be used for missions to Mars. 

A fun project I’ve completed: 

For my mechanical design course, we developed a bathtub toy called the “Water Screw” which involved a series of pieces that connect like legos and allow water to flow and splash around. 

One more thing about me: 

I’m a film nerd so hmu with film related content. 

Contact me: vnica@uwaterloo.ca

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo