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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Google provides $200,000 for engineering outreach

Experiential learning got a boost from Google this week with $200,000 in funding for a Waterloo Engineering program aimed at engaging young people.

The money is specifically earmarked for the creation of an outreach program in a new community space at Google’s Canadian engineering headquarters in Kitchener.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Master's students win project management contest

A team of master’s students at Waterloo Engineering recently took top prize in a provincial competition to promote and recognize project management skills.

The six students – Taru Agarwal, Diana Jaber, Jithin John Matthews, Rafat Tahboosh, Jing Wu and Alizeh Zaman – were recognized by the Wideman Education Foundation for work they did to help teachers in remote areas of Pakistan.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Biomedical engineering student wins top co-op award

A third-year biomedical engineering student who learned Portuguese during a work term has been named one of the University of Waterloo’s top co-op students for 2017.

Vincent Shadbolt, who lists involvement with the Waterloo Dragon Boat Team as one of his interests, got the nod for the Faculty of Engineering for his contributions to his employer, his community and the development of co-operative education.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Professor to lead team tackling 5G wireless problems

Work on research problems related to the future of wireless networks is the focus of a new partnership between Waterloo Engineering researchers and Cisco Canada.

Friday, April 6, 2018

New institute set to make Waterloo AI research 'shine'

A new institute at the University of Waterloo will focus on fostering campus-wide research into artificial intelligence (AI) and provide a portal for organizations to access its extensive expertise in the rapidly growing field.

Launched today, the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute will bring together almost 100 faculty members to tackle practical and fundamental problems brought to them by partners in business, government and the non-profit sector.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Top robotics researcher coming to Waterloo from UK

A leading international researcher is joining Waterloo Engineering as part of a federal initiative to attract top-tier scientists and scholars to do groundbreaking work in Canada.

Kerstin Dautenhahn, one of the founders of the field of social robotics, was announced today as a Canada 150 Research Chair with funding for the next seven years.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Waterloo partners with Tsinghua University on research collaboration centre

The University of Waterloo is partnering Tsinghua University in Beijing, China on a research collaboration centre that will advance science in the areas of nanotechnology, energy, and pollution control.

The centre—known as Tsinghua University – University of Waterloo Joint Research Centre for Micro/Nano Energy & Environment Technology—officially opened on March 29.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Faculty member and student recognized for teaching excellence

Going above and beyond for their students are similar qualities noted about an Waterloo Engineering faculty member and a doctoral student who have both been recognized for exceptional teaching in the classroom.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Engineers make their mark at the Velocity Fund Finals

Startups with ties to Waterloo Engineering figured prominently again today with $130,000 in funding up for grabs at the Velocity Fund Finals.

They took three of four $25,000 awards, plus a $10,000 bonus for top hardware company, as well of two of four $5,000 prizes for early stage startups.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Esch winners set their sights on 'changing the world'

A sense of purpose trumped flat-out fun when four mechatronics engineering students finally settled on a project to cap their undergraduate years at the University of Waterloo.

Now they have confirmation it was the right way to go.

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