Dean of Engineering Office
Engineering 7 (E7), Room 7302
Direct line: 519-888-4885
Internal line: ext. 44885
Alumni, students, employers, industry partners, media, and members of the general public are invited to join us in Engineering 7 for the Capstone Design Symposium.
The FIRST Robotics Waterloo Regional Competition brings teams of Ontario's brightest high school students to the University of Waterloo campus to battle head-to-head with student-designed, remote-controlled robots. Built from scratch, these five-foot tall, 140-pound robots compete in high intensity robo-sports. The theme for this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition is “Energize” (YouTube). The action of this competition is fun for the whole family!
Ten Student Teams Battle It Out For $60k In Prize Money at the Esch Pitch Competition
During the Esch Pitch Competition, ten outstanding Capstone design project teams, shortlisted from over 50 entries representing all Engineering departments, compete for $60,000 in funding. The Esch Awards support creative and entrepreneurial students who are pursuing research and development and its commercialization for the benefit of Canada.
After each pitch, judges will conduct a live “Dragon’s Den” style Q&A. Come to hear the pitches and cheer on your favourite design team!
Join us for a hybrid panel with three researchers about their work and research in Accessibility in Digital Games and Virtual Reality. The panel will include Triskal deHaven, Dr. Katta Spiel, and Dr. Cayley McArthur. Triskal deHaven will lead the panel with frequently asked questions about Virtual Reality and Accessibility, research studies within higher level education, and some of the gaps in Accessibility that students could pursue. Students are encouraged to ask their own questions about these topics during the event.