News archive - May 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ECE chair to serve a second term

Manoj Sachdev has been reappointed as chair of electrical and computer engineering and will begin serving his additional four-year term beginning July 1, 2012. "It will be a great pleasure to follow the department's continued growth and success under Manoj's continued leadership," said dean Adel Sedra in a memo announcing Sachev's second term as ECE's chair.   

Monday, May 28, 2012

SSHRC grant will assist research into experimental architecture construction

Philip Beesley of Waterloo's School of Architecture was awarded $199,720 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for his research into near-living experimental architectural constructions featuring interactive physical movement, artificial intelligence, and chemical exchanges with the environment. Beesley is one of six University of Waterloo researchers to receive SSHRC funding announced May 25 by Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Engineering research supported through NSERC grants

Kaan Inal of mechanical and mechatronics engineering and Sheshakamal Jayaram of electrical and computer engineering will be able to take their research further thanks to the 2012 NSERC funding announced in Toronto May 23. The engineering professors were among 123 researchers throughout Canada who will receive $120,000 over the next three years through the Discovery Accelerator Supplement program. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Engineering science promoter wins NSERC award

Waterloo Engineering's outreach operations manager Martin Scherer is among three University of Waterloo winners who will receive funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 2011 PromoScience Program Competition, the results of which were announced on May 17. Scherer will receive $38,100 over three years for Engineering Science Quest's satellite programming.

The PromoScience program offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Engineering students win both Governor General's Medals for grad studies

Both Spring 2012 Governor General's Gold Medals for Waterloo graduate studies have been won by engineering students.  Matthew Day, a mechanical engineering MEng student, has been selected as the master's medal winner and Rongxing Lu, an electrical and computer engineering doctoral candidate, has been chosen as the doctoral medal winner. Both will be honoured at spring convocation. 

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