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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.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Three chairs awarded $1.4 million each for research

Three researchers at Waterloo Engineering were recently named Canada Research Chairs (CRC) under a federal program designed to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.

Monday, May 7, 2018

WATonomous wins awards in autonomous car contest

University of Waterloo students drove away from the first part of a competition to develop a self-driving car with four awards and a fourth place overall finish.

Competing in the three-year AutoDrive Challenge held April 30 to May 5 in Arizona, the WATonomous student team won first in the Social Responsibility Presentation, second in both the Concept Design Report and Mapping Challenge events and third in Technical Reports contest. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Students compete at autonomous car event in Arizona

Members of a University of Waterloo student design team are in Arizona this week as they compete in the first leg of a three-year contest to develop a self-driving car.

WATonomous, which has more than 150 members, is up against teams from seven other North American universities in the AutoDrive Challenge staged by the Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers International and General Motors.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Researcher honoured at Rideau Hall for wireless work

Waterloo Engineering professor Slim Boumaiza will be honoured at Rideau Hall in Ottawa tonight for his research on wireless communications networks with two industry partners.

Boumaiza, an electrical and computer engineering professor who heads the Emerging Radio Systems Group (EmRG), is one of 20 scientists and engineers to be recognized at a ceremony attended by Governor General Julie Payette and other dignitaries.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Student team wins U.S. contest for green home design

A student team with strong representation from Waterloo Engineering took a top prize at a recent international competition involving the design of energy efficient homes and schools.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Doctoral student earns a place in national 3MT finals

A doctoral student at Waterloo Engineering is moving on to the national finals after finishing fifth at the recent Three Minute Thesis  (3MT) championships for Ontario.

Gregory Lui, who is doing a PhD in chemical engineering, competed at York University in Toronto in a field of 20 graduate students representing universities across the province.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Google provides $200,000 for engineering outreach

Experiential learning got a boost from Google this week with $200,000 in funding for a Waterloo Engineering program aimed at engaging young people.

The money is specifically earmarked for the creation of an outreach program in a new community space at Google’s Canadian engineering headquarters in Kitchener.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Master's students win project management contest

A team of master’s students at Waterloo Engineering recently took top prize in a provincial competition to promote and recognize project management skills.

The six students – Taru Agarwal, Diana Jaber, Jithin John Matthews, Rafat Tahboosh, Jing Wu and Alizeh Zaman – were recognized by the Wideman Education Foundation for work they did to help teachers in remote areas of Pakistan.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Biomedical engineering student wins top co-op award

A third-year biomedical engineering student who learned Portuguese during a work term has been named one of the University of Waterloo’s top co-op students for 2017.

Vincent Shadbolt, who lists involvement with the Waterloo Dragon Boat Team as one of his interests, got the nod for the Faculty of Engineering for his contributions to his employer, his community and the development of co-operative education.

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