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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Architecture student takes top prize in design contest

A third-year student at the School of Architecture will have her work showcased at an upcoming trade show in Toronto after taking first place in a province-wide design contest.

Padmini  (Penny) Unni won $1,500 and other prizes in a competition sponsored by Formica Canada Inc., which makes commercial and residential surfacing products, to design its booth for the Architect@Work show April 3 and 4.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Students rise to the challenge of new clay 3D printer

Professor David Correa didn’t know quite what to expect when he launched a class for graduate students at the School of Architecture to explore the potential of a new 3D printer for clay.

Six months later, he couldn’t be happier with the one-of-a-kind projects they produced after being challenged to design and build small walls made out of bricks.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Researchers focus on the safety, comfort of cyclists

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering are developing a new virtual tool that could help planners choose the best places to install bikes lanes in cities.

The data-based tool builds on a field study that validated the safety benefits of bike lanes for cyclists and motorists.

Collected using sensors and a handlebar camera as researchers cycled hundreds of kilometres in Kitchener-Waterloo, the data showed bike lanes virtually eliminate vehicles getting too close to cyclists when they pass them.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Company led by graduate wins $1 million in backing

A company headed by a Waterloo Engineering alumna is getting a $1-million investment from a federal Crown corporation.

P&P Optica, whose president and CEO is systems design engineering graduate Olga Pawluczyk, will use the money from Export Development Canada (EDC) to fund its growth.

“The investment from EDC will help us both further develop our technology and expand into the U.S. and other markets as we work towards becoming a global company,” Pawluczyk said in a media release.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Second-year engineering student dies in hospital

It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the death of Mohammad “Mishkat” Islam, a second-year electrical and computer engineering student at the University of Waterloo. Mohammad passed away in hospital last week.
 
The University’s thoughts and support are with Mohammad’s family at this difficult time.
 
Members of the campus community who are impacted by this news and feel they may need support are encouraged to contact any of the following resources:
Counselling Services - 519-888-4567 ext. 32655
Here 24/7 - 1-844-437-3247

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Engineering teams from across Canada to compete at Waterloo

Top Waterloo teams at this year’s Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) will compete against the best from across Canada on campus later this winter.

Waterloo Engineering students placed first and third in both the Innovative Design and Senior Design categories and second in the Junior Design category at OEC held at McMaster University earlier this month. The first and second place teams will move on to compete in the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) to be held March 1-3 in Engineering 7.  

Thursday, January 31, 2019

New electricity system would cut rates, boost service

A new distribution system designed by Waterloo Engineering researchers would reduce electricity prices by more than five per cent while also improving service reliability.

The design involves the integration of the two kinds of electric current that power homes, industries and electric vehicles - alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Graduate scholarship launched to honour engineering professor

Alumni have established a scholarship in Xuemin (Sherman) Shen's name to show their gratitude for the electrical and computer engineering professor's dedication to his graduate students over the years.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fast-growing AI startup lands $16.3 million in funding

A startup company that was co-founded by Waterloo Engineering alumnus Mike Matta has raised $16.3 million to continue growing and developing its business intelligence and surveillance video software.

Solink, one of the fastest-growing companies in Ottawa, synchronizes security video footage with information on sales transactions and analyzes the combined data using artificial intelligence (AI) to give retail business owners insight into their operations.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Waterloo recognized for innovation in AI and robotics

An online magazine has recognized the University of Waterloo as one of the five most innovative universities in North America and South America in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

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