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Friday, January 19, 2018

GM donates $200,000 for engineering scholarships

Waterloo Engineering is the first beneficiary of a $1.8-million fund launched by GM Canada today to encourage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields and inspire the next generation of innovators.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Engineering student and professor win best paper honours

Systems Design Engineering doctoral student Devinder Kumar and professor Alexander Wong won the Best Paper Award at the 31st Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Transparent and interpretable Machine Learning in Safety Critical Environments Workshop held at the end of 2017.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Engineering professor named to the Order of Canada

A longtime professor at Waterloo Engineering has added an appointment to the Order of Canada to his distinguished list of awards and accomplishments.

Keith Hipel, a systems design engineering professor who also earned three degrees at Waterloo as a student, was recently cited for one of the country’s highest civilian honours by Governor General Julie Payette.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Researchers using AI to learn from expert bricklayers

Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving researchers at Waterloo Engineering new insights to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of skilled construction workers.

Studies using motion sensors and AI software have revealed expert bricklayers use previously unidentified techniques to limit the loads on their joints, knowledge that can now be passed on to apprentices in training programs.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Waterloo introduces unique architectural engineering program

Prospective students who have a hard time choosing between Waterloo’s civil engineering and architecture programs will now have another option beginning next year: architectural engineering.

The new Waterloo Engineering offering, which combines architectural design with building engineering, will launch in September 2018.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Student hopes Day of Remembrance encourages conversations

Rawoofeen Chowdhury hopes the December 6 vigil for the women killed during the mass shooting at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989, will inspire conversations about diversity, inclusion and all forms of gender-based violence.

December 6 is the 28th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, when a gunman walked into an engineering classroom and separated the men from the women before killing 14 women and screaming, “I hate feminists.”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Engineering entrepreneurs claim Velocity pitch prizes

Aspiring entrepreneurs from Waterloo Engineering are members of startups that took six of eight prizes on the line today at the Velocity Fund Finals.

Included were two of the four $25,000 awards for more seasoned companies run by students or recent graduates, as well as the $10,000 bonus for the top hardware or science team.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Igor Ivkovic honoured by Engineering Society

Igor Ivkovic, a systems design engineering lecturer, is the recipient of the Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award for the 2017 fall term.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Alumni, supporters celebrated at annual awards event

Accomplished alumni, outstanding current students and committed supporters of Waterloo Engineering were all celebrated as more than 400 people gathered recently for the 2017 Awards Dinner.

Along with hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students recognized for their academic and extracurricular successes, the annual event at Federation Hall honoured graduates in three categories and a foundation dedicated to helping produce engineers.

Dean Pearl Sullivan wrapped up the evening by urging everyone in attendance to wear their connections to the Faculty on their sleeves.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Technology designed to increase AI security and portability

Waterloo Engineering researchers Alexander Wong and Mohammad Javad Shafiee are developing deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) software that would allow devices to operate independent of the Internet and cloud computing.

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