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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.