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Friday, October 19, 2018

State-of-the-art robot impresses in RoboHub debut

The latest addition to the RoboHub, a new, state-of-the-art robotics facility at Waterloo Engineering, took its first tentative but impressive steps during an impromptu demonstration this week.

A full-size, electric, humanoid robot capable of seeing, hearing and feeling the world around it via sensors, it also shuffled sideways, waved and took a bow as students stopped to shoot videos with their smartphones through the glass walls.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Researchers win funding to maximize their impact

Two researchers at Waterloo Engineering have been awarded funding through a federal program designed to advance and maximize the impact of “established, superior research programs.”

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Converging auto and IT sectors gather for symposium

Innovators from the automotive and information technology (IT) sectors gathered at the University of Waterloo today to explore the shared future they’re helping to shape.

The third annual AutoTech Symposium attracted 120 participants, primarily from Ontario and Quebec, for a day of keynote addresses, panel discussions and industry exhibits in the new Engineering 7 building.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Convocation honours for EWB founders and professor

Parker Mitchell and George Roter, co-founders of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), will each receive an honorary Doctor of Engineering at Waterloo Engineering’s fall convocation on October 27.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Waterloo researcher awarded over $3 million to support Canada’s water treatment

Peter Huck NSERC Chair in Water Treatment

Peter Huck, a civil and environmental engineering professor and Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment, was recently awarded more than $3 million to continue his research program at the University of Waterloo.

Monday, October 1, 2018

AI option top choice for engineering undergrads

To address the high demand for Artificial Intelligence (AI) talent, Waterloo Engineering introduced an AI option last spring that has quickly become a popular choice for undergraduate students.

Through learning about the newest applications and opportunities, students gain the knowledge and hands-on skills that will enhance their careers as industry leaders in the field of AI.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

First-year students backed by HeForShe scholarships

Two young women at Waterloo Engineering have won $12,000 scholarships designed to help improve the gender balance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Isemi Ekundayo of computer engineering and Megan Lai of mechatronics engineering are among six campus-wide winners of HeForShe IMPACT scholarships awarded by the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Two incoming students land $100,000 scholarships

Two new students at Waterloo Engineering began their university careers this month with more than $100,000 each in backing from a national scholarship program.

Dhruv Patel and Lauren Prophet were among 34 young Canadians selected as Loran Scholars for 2018 from an initial pool of over 5,000 candidates.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Alumnus tells hackers not to be afraid of failure

Students who competed in last weekend’s Hack the North at the University of Waterloo received a piece of sage advice from engineering alumnus Chamath Palihapitiya: go fix the hard stuff.  

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

New engineering fellows and members named by RSC

Feridun Hamdullahpur leads a group of four Waterloo Engineering faculty members named today to a prestigious national organization for scholars, artists and scientists.

A mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor who has served as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo since 2010, Hamdullahpur joins the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as a specially elected fellow.

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