When Katie Arnold needed solder for an engineering project she didn’t need to travel far to get it.
The fourth-year mechanical engineering student stopped by RidgidWare, an electronic components and hardware shop conveniently located across from the C&D and beside the Engineering Ideas Clinic in Engineering 7.
An innovative medtech company co-founded by Waterloo Engineering alumni has secured $1 million CAD in pre-seed funding.
NERv Technology Inc. is developing a medical device to detect the leakage of gastrointestinal fluid into the abdominal cavity after a surgical procedure, in real time.
In partnership with a number of physician angel-investors, a hospital, and Sunhope Capital VC, this recent round of funding will help to cover the costs associated with preclinical studies and further development of NERv’s medical device.
New technology developed at Waterloo Engineering enables self-driving vehicles to limit injuries and damage in situations where they can’t avoid crashing.
The system is needed, according to mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor Amir Khajepour, because there are too many uncertainties to ever completely eliminate collisions involving autonomous vehicles.
“There are hundreds, thousands, of variable we have no control over,” he said. “We are driving and all of a sudden there is black ice, for instance, or a boulder rolls down a mountain onto the road.”
Registration is open for a free workshop to help male Waterloo Engineering students become leaders in creating a safer campus for everyone.
One of seven similar events being held across campus as part of HeForShe initiatives at the University of Waterloo, the Men’s Circle for engineering students will use interactive exercises and discussions to unpack harmful constructs of masculinity and increase understanding of the impact of behaviour.
Waterloo Engineering alumnus Morteza Ahmadi is working to develop an artificial kidney at his startup company, Qidni Labs.
The long-term goal of the company, which operates out of the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, is a small device that can be implanted in the body, sparing kidney dialysis patients from being hooked up to machines for hours at a time, several times a week.