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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Graduate student cracks top five at 3MT provincials

A graduate student at Waterloo Engineering earned a spot in the top five today at the provincial finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Haya Almutairi, a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology, represented the University of Waterloo at the Ontario event after winning a campus-wide contest last month.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Robotics expert named to prestigious Waterloo post

A renowned international expert in human-centred robotics will join Waterloo Engineering in March of next year to lead a major research program.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Capstone startup travels to Australia for pitch contest

Three students from Waterloo Engineering are in Australia to pitch their fourth-year design project – a panelized housing system for Indigenous communities – at a major social entrepreneurship competition.

Emman Haider, Paula Przybylski and Sara Turner make up one of six teams from the University of Waterloo to qualify for regional Hult Prize events being staged around the world.

Their startup, Pulse Home, took first place at a Hult contest on campus, as well prizes at pitch competitions including the Velocity Fund Finals.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Waterloo water startup wins big at Texas pitch event

A startup company with strong ties to Waterloo Engineering won more than $140,000 in backing this week at a prestigious pitch event in Texas.

CataLight, which aims to make safe drinking water accessible to everyone, was among seven finalists at the Rice Business Plan Competition, the largest and richest student startup contest in the world.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

From first-year struggles to a national scholarship

Kritika Mehta knew what she was talking about when she urged struggling first-year Waterloo Engineering students to stick with it and just keep trying.

A year earlier, she was close to quitting the biomedical engineering program during her own difficult transition from high school to university.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Shen honoured with IEEE medal

Sherman Shen, an electrical and computer engineering professor, is the 2019 recipient of the IEEE Canada R.A. Fessenden Silver Medal.

Established in 2000, the medal is awarded to outstanding Canadian engineers for their important contributions to the field of telecommunications engineering. 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Waterloo hackers top the standings in North America

Hackers at the University of Waterloo topped counterparts at more than 2,000 other schools to take first-place honours in a North American league for the popular invention competitions.

The result reflected the fact over 3,200 Waterloo students took part in more than 150 events supported by Major League Hacking (MLH) during the 2017-2018 season and finished in the top three at 30 of them.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

AMC at Waterloo is advancing industry-focused research

The Ontario Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (AMC), a joint partnership between McMaster University, University of Waterloo, and Western University, is helping to accelerate industry adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, which will create jobs and strengthen the province’s reputation as a leading manufacturing region.

Since AMC was launched in April 2017, nearly 100 companies have benefited from the advanced manufacturing experts and state-of-the-art facilities at Waterloo. 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Grad students win backing in Velocity startup contest

Graduate students at Waterloo Engineering took the top two awards in a competition at the Velocity startup incubator to support research with commercial potential.

Jason Deglint, a PhD candidate in systems design engineering, collected $20,000 to back Blue Lion Labs, a startup that analyzes algae in water samples using a custom microscope and artificial intelligence.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Student startups pitch their way to six $10,000 prizes

Six teams of graduating Waterloo Engineering students won financial backing this week as they work to develop their fourth-year design projects into businesses.

The winners were picked by a panel of judges from 15 finalists at the Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design, an annual pitch competition with more than $60,000 in prize money.

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