Monday, October 25, 2021

Past dean and MME prof part of powerful women list

The late Pearl Sullivan, a former dean of Waterloo Engineering, and Carolyn Ren, a mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor, are named among the top 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network.

Both Sullivan, who died in November 2020, and Ren are honoured in the annual ranking's Manulife Science and Technology category, which recognizes women in STEM roles who are challenging the status quo for knowledge and female empowerment. 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Disappointing crash doesn't ruin Indy race experience

Months of hard work ended with a disappointing crash for a Waterloo Engineering alumnus and an engineering master's student during a historic autonomous vehicle race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) on Saturday afternoon.

A million-dollar, self-driving racecar developed by Brian Mao and Ben Zhang with teammates from three U.S. universities hadn’t completed its warmup lap when a GPS failure led to an unscheduled left turn into an infield wall at the famed home of the Indianapolis 500.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Alumnus fintech company Propel goes public on TSX

A financial technology company that was co-founded by a Waterloo Engineering alumnus completed an initial public offering (IPO) this week that valued it at $326 million.

Propel Holdings Inc., which was launched by Noah Buchman and three others in 2011, raised $61 million and is now listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Problem solving key to new grad's success

Impressive problem-solving skills Khaled Younes honed as an engineering student contributed to his exceptional showing in the classroom and research breakthroughs.

Officially graduating with a master’s in mechanical and mechatronics engineering on October 25, Younes is passionate about tackling and finding answers to difficult challenges in fluid mechanics. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Students push limits of self-driving cars at Indy track

A graduate student and an alumnus of Waterloo Engineering expect to be part of history this weekend when an autonomous, million-dollar racecar they helped develop drives itself around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Waterloo students competing in entrepreneurship conference

Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business teams participating in the 2021 CCSBE Conference Student Pitch Competition have had a truly impressive showing. Of the top 20 teams, seven are from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Launched by undergrad, D2L now poised to go public

An online learning company that was started by a Waterloo Engineering student who challenged himself to think big is now poised to go public.

D2L Corp., which was founded in 1999 while John Baker (BASc '00) was still an undergraduate student in systems design engineering, filed a prospectus with regulators this week to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DTOL.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Social activist wants to 'create something amazing' at Waterloo

A first-year software engineering student is passionate about seeing what she can accomplish at Waterloo. 

Charlene Rocha brings with her a wide range of experience from leading climate change events and strikes at Queen’s Park to heading up a Canadian high school chapter of an initiative to 3D print prosthetic limbs and advocating for women in STEM.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Alumni startup makes global finals in design contest

A flame-retardant product inspired by seaweed has earned two recent Waterloo Engineering graduates a spot in the finals of a prestigious international design competition.

Anneke van Heuven (BASc ’21) and Elias Trouyet (BASc ’21), co-founders of startup company AlgoBio, were named today to the global top 20 for the 2021 James Dyson Award, an annual showcase for student inventors.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Dean Wells remembers Professor Ali Safavi-Naeini

Dear Colleagues,

It is with the greatest sadness that I share the news of the passing of our colleague Professor Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini on Sunday, October 10th after a recent illness. Ali was a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the director of the Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS).

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