Asher Scaini

Nanotechnology Engineering 2027
Asher Scaini

Introduce yourself briefly: 

Hi! My name is Asher, and I’m a nanotechnology engineering student set to graduate in 2027. I’m from Mississauga, Ontario, and I speak French! 

Waterloo Engineering in one word: 

Worthwhile 

I choose Waterloo Engineering because: 

The co-op program at Waterloo is unlike no other. Students will have two years worth of work experience by the time they graduate. Not only will this help with finding post-grad employment, but it also allows one to try different types of jobs over the course of their degree to discover their true engineering-based passion. Additionally, Waterloo is the only Canadian university that offers an undergraduate nanotechnology engineering program. 

The best thing about my program is: 

How students get exposure to so many different fields. Chemistry, materials science, electronics, quantum physics, biology, coding, data science - it’s all in my program. No other engineering discipline at Waterloo has such a broad range of courses, in my opinion. This is important as it opens countless employment doors. 

About my Co-op experience: 

Looking forward to my first co-op in the Summer of 2023! 

I wish I had known before I came: 

Getting into Waterloo engineering is easier than staying in it. 

Outside the classroom, I’m involved with: 

Aside from being an Engineering Ambassador, I’ve been involved through the Nanotechnology Engineering Student Society as well as the Waterloo Engineering Society, where I’ve organized events such as the Career Fair and Resume Critique nights. I’ve represented Waterloo at a few engineering conferences too! I’m both an academic and EngSoc rep for my graduating class; I communicate between the students and our instructors to ensure everyone is happy and on the same page. Additionally, I’m a residence floor rep and the Business Affairs Liaison of my residence Students’ Union. Catch me on the ice playing intramural hockey too! 

A fun project I’ve completed: 

SolidWorks is a computer-aided design modelling system used by countless engineers. In my 1A term, I used the tool to 3D-print a key! 

One more thing about me: 

Je parle français! 

Contact me: aiscaini@uwaterloo.ca