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Thursday, July 27, 2017

June 2017 Convocation Highlights

Professor Chunli Bai June 2017 Convocation Waterloo Engineering

As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, Convocation takes on special meaning. The Convocation ceremonies provide an opportunity for those graduating, their family members, administrators, and faculty members to come together and acknowledge their impressive achievements, and to applaud the hard work and sacrifices made throughout their years at Waterloo Engineering. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Researchers find wetlands destruction linked to algal blooms

Wetlands

Canada's current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, engineering researchers from the University of Waterloo's Water Institute have found.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Engineers take top pitch prizes at Velocity Fund Finals

Team EPOCH

Teams with ties to Waterloo Engineering took six of the eight prizes today at the Velocity Fund Finals for aspiring entrepreneurs, including three of the four $25,000 awards up for grabs.

Held at the Student Life Centre, the pitch competition featured 10 student-run startups vying for three $5,000 prizes and 10 more seasoned companies making cases for four awards in the $25,000 category, plus $10,000 for the top hardware company.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rough waters turn to smooth sailing for student team

UWAST boat

By Nancy Harper

The University of Waterloo Autonomous Sailboat Team (UWAST) may be new to robotic sailing, but like every hardworking engineering team with one eye on the horizon, its goal is to win, not just compete.

That mindset served UWAST well in June at the 2017 International Robotic Sailing Regatta in Annapolis, Maryland.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Ralph Haas receives international award

Ralph Haas, distinguished professor emeritus and the Norman W McLeod Engineering Professor at the University of Waterloo, was honoured by the World Congress on Pavement and Asset Management with its international award on June 15 in Milan, Italy.   

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Professor named a fellow of global automotive group

Waterloo Engineering professor Michael Worswick has been elected as a fellow of SAE International, a global association of engineers and technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries.

Worswick, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering at Waterloo, was recognized along with 21 other inductees this year for his field research in structural crash worthiness, high-strain-rate material behaviour and sheet forming for auto weight reduction.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Students win US $25,000 with high-tech bandage

A team of business students from Waterloo Engineering has taken a top prize in an international competition meant to promote and accelerate breakthrough technologies.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Compatibility key to carpooling rates, study suggests

A researcher at Waterloo Engineering is developing a matching system that could significantly boost the number of people who carpool by taking compatibility into consideration.

Bissan Ghaddar, a management sciences professor, worked on a study with colleagues at IBM and two Italian universities to go beyond matching people to share rides based on geographic locations and time schedules alone.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Prof collaborates on diagnostic AI app for doctors

The company behind a smartphone app for healthcare professionals has announced plans for a powerful new machine-learning feature after months of collaboration with Waterloo Engineering professor Alexander Wong.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Researchers propose ‘beautiful’ nanoscale sensors

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a new conceptual method for measuring extremely tiny objects, potentially paving the way for super-sensitive sensors capable of powering themselves.

Hassan Askari and Ehsan Asadi, both mechanical engineering PhD candidates, showed that nanoscale devices using electromagnetism could determine the mass of objects a hundred billion times lighter than a strand of hair.

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