Thursday, July 9, 2020

Students collaborate remotely on space design project

Md. Abdul Chowdhury and his teammates never did get their virtual spaceship safely to Kepler-438b, an exoplanet situated hundreds of light years from Earth.

But all the hours they spent trying certainly weren’t wasted.

Whether they were able to conquer the difficult spaceship challenge or not, about 50 first-year engineering students at the University of Waterloo came away from a recent three-day event with valuable new technical skills and experience collaborating on complex problems in groups of up to 16 people.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Architecture grad student makes it a 3MT three-peat

A graduate student at Waterloo Engineering has won the campus-wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the University of Waterloo for the third straight year.

Jasdeep Multani of the School of Architecture was joined on the podium by third-place finisher Robert Bennnett, a master’s student in electrical and computer engineering, to give the Faculty two of the top three spots.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Collaborative engineering paper wins top award

A paper written by researchers in two Waterloo Engineering departments has captured the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering (eg-ice) 2020 award for best paper based on improving the safety and productivity of masonry workers.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Professor elected to lead software engineering body

A professor at Waterloo Engineering has been elected to a two-year term as chair of the world's largest professional organization devoted to computer science.

Ladan Tahvildari, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, will lead the IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE), the voice of software engineering within the IEEE and the Computer Society, as it works to advance awareness, and support education and training through conferences, workshops and other professional activities.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Postdoc award will help advance water treatment work

Daniel Grégoire, a Waterloo chemical engineering researcher, has been awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue his research on the effects of pollutants in aquatic ecosystems.

The fellowship will provide Grégoire $70,000 annually for two years.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Professor is out to build a better, safer football helmet

A researcher at Waterloo Engineering is part of a team that has been awarded US $412,000 by the National Football League (NFL) to develop a better, safer helmet.

Duane Cronin, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, will contribute sophisticated impact testing and advanced computer modelling to optimize helmet performance and reduce the risk of head injuries.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

New chair named to lead systems design engineering

An experienced professor is leaving Vermont to join the University of Waterloo as the new chair of the Department of Systems Design Engineering.

Lisa Aultman-Hall, who comes to Waterloo as a tenured full professor by way of the University of Vermont, the University of Kentucky and the University of Connecticut, is scheduled to assume her post as chair Aug. 1 for an initial four-year term.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Alumnus company Solink raises $23 million in funding

A video security and data analytics software firm started by a Waterloo Engineering alumnus has secured $23 million in funding to help fuel its growth.

Solink, which is based in Ottawa and has about 80 employees, was co-founded in 2009 by electrical engineering graduate Mike Matta, now the chief executive officer.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Prof made key contributions at Waterloo and beyond

A long-time former professor, department chair and associate dean at Waterloo Engineering is being remembered for his many contributions to his profession, the University of Waterloo, the Province of Ontario and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

Thomas Brzustowski, who joined the Faculty as a mechanical engineering professor in 1962, died June 19 after a brief illness.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

New student starting school with $70K scholarship

A second incoming student at Waterloo Engineering has landed a four-year, $70,000 scholarship from the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership program.

Jocelyne Murphy of Waterloo joins Chinemerem Chigbo of Winnipeg among 20 cross-country winners recognized for outstanding contributions to change in their communities.

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