News archive - 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Engineering students take home gold in Facebook competition

A team made up of Waterloo Engineering and Computer Science students took top honours at a Facebook coding competition, beating out some of America's top schools with their app: a voice-activated Facebook search engine. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Architecture alumna wins top British honours

Waterloo Architecture graduate Alison Brooks, (BES '85 and BArch '88, Architecture), was chosen Architect of the Year in Great Britain in the annual Building Design awards program. Brooks, the principal in Alison Brooks Architects, was selected 'best of the best' and named winner of the Schuco Gold Award for having made 'the most significant contribution to British architecture in the last year." She also won the Housing section of the awards program.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Waterloo nanotechnology students develop innovative solutions for the 21st century

WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012) - Third-year engineering students at the University of Waterloo are already seeing the potential of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC), a material offering considerable benefit for sectors ranging from healthcare and cosmetics to energy storage and generation.
Monday, December 3, 2012

Google purchases Waterloo Engineering start-up

Waterloo Engineering success story BufferBox Inc. has been acquired by Google. Company founders and mechatronics engineering alumni Mike McCauley, Aditya Bali and Jay Shah  sold their company for an undisclosed amount. BufferBox was created by the trio as their fourth-year design project to provide a reliable and secure parcel delivery alternative. In January 2012 they launched what is believed to be the first parcel delivery kiosk service in Canada in the Student Life Centre at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Embedded systems research gets real-time boost

With the opening of the new Real-time Embedded Systems Laboratory (RESL), Waterloo Engineering has gained the tools and capabilities necessary to reduce the size, power, and cost of a wide range of industrial and consumer products, while increasing reliability and performance.

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