CANCELLATION UPDATE: TronCon 2020 is cancelled.
In order to mitigate the risks associated with the possible spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), this year’s TronCon to be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 is cancelled.
We apologize for the late notice of cancellation, but believe this decision is in the best interest of our students, faculty members and alumni.
All Mechatronics Engineering alumni are invited to the Waterloo Engineering alumni event TronCon to connect with mechatronics engineering current students as well as fellow mechatronics classmates.
This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the rest of the Tron family as you see demos of capstone projects from 4th year mechatronics students and hear amazing stories from a selection of speakers including Tron professors and alumni. This year’s event will mark professor William Melek, professor Jan Huissoon, and professor Pearl Sullivan moving on from their established roles as Director of Mechatronics, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Chair, and Dean of Engineering respectively. On top of our usual Mechatronics alumni speakers, capstone project demos and alumni lunch (optional after the event), we will have the opportunity to give these wonderful professors a special shout-out and thanks for everything they have done for us and for the program.
View the full agenda on the registration page - it's a full day of discovery. Registration and complimentary breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m (generously provided by the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering). The event is followed by an optional lunch for Tron alumni, location to be determined.
Proposed Agenda and Speakers:
9:00 - 9:30am: Breakfast and registration
9:30 - 9:45am: Opening by event organizers and faculty members
9:45 - 10:00am: Jay Shah (BASc 2011), Director of Startups, Velocity, University of Waterloo
10:00 - 10:15am: Armen Bakirtzian (BASc 2008), Co-Founder and CEO, Intellijoint Surgical
10:15 - 10:30am: David Mikolajewski (BASc 2012), Senior Mechanical Engineer, Softwear Automation
10:30 - 10:45am: Brandon J. DeHart (BASc 2009; MASc 2012; PhD 2019), Engineering Manager, RoboHub, University of Waterloo
10:45 - 11:15am: Panel Session by speakers on career paths
11:15 - 12:15pm: FYDP demo and vote collection
12:15 - 12: 30pm: FYDP Tron Alumni Award and closing words
12:30 - After: Tron Alumni off-site lunch (location to be determined)
Registration is free but limited – register online for the event.
Also, you can connect to fellow Trons by joining the UW TRONS Facebook Group.
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