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Friday, June 22, 2018

Two first-year students land $100,000 scholarships

Two incoming Waterloo Engineering students who have already ventured into the business world will start their studies backed by $100,000 each from the Schulich Leader Scholarships program.

David Gu of Richmond Hill and Atif Mahmud of Waterloo, both software engineering students, are among four campus-wide winners of the prestigious entrance scholarships for high school graduates pursuing interests in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

First-year associate director receives inaugural education award

Mary Robinson, Waterloo’s associate director of first-year engineering, is the first recipient of a new Canadian Engineering Education Association award.

The Ron Britton Engineering Education Vanguard Award recognizes someone early in his/her career who is making significant contributions to engineering education through practice and/or research.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Grad student's research summary wins national 3MT awards

Gregory Lui’s three-minute explanation of how beer and other wastewater can be turned into clean water and also produce electricity captured the People’s Choice Award and second-place finish overall in the Canadian Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Elementary school clients invested in 'very fun' new playground

A real-world project got a lot more real – and rewarding – when Waterloo civil engineering students returned to an elementary school for the recent grand opening of a new playground structure.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Waterloo joins world’s research leaders to advance blockchain and cryptography

The University of Waterloo will join top universities across the globe on an initiative designed to advance research and innovation in blockchain, cryptography and digital payment systems.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

High school racers are put to the test at EV Challenge

Alex Cattran was up for anything when 17 student teams gathered on the weekend to race against each other - and test themselves in the process - in electric cars they had spent months designing and building.

In addition to sharing driving duties for the entry from Guelph Collegiate and Vocational Institute, he worked in the pits furiously pumping up a leaky tire and scrambling to find replacements for a part that kept falling off.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Nanotech powers an 'impossible' silicon breakthrough

Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as sensors in self-driving vehicles.

“Until now, this was considered impossible,” said C.R. Selvakumar, a Waterloo Engineering professor who proposed the concept several years ago.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

FIRST founder and Ghana college president to receive honorary degrees

Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST, will be recognized with an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree and address the first of three Waterloo Engineering Spring Convocation ceremonies on June 16.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Professors win backing for ‘transformative research’

Two researchers at Waterloo Engineering have been awarded more than $7 million in provincial funding to support their work.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Solar energy work wins researcher provincial backing

A professor at Waterloo Engineering has won approval for $900,000 in funding through a provincial program to help Ontario meet its targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Kevin Musselman, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, is one of 22 recipients of financial backing from the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF), which invests proceeds from the province’s carbon market.

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