News archive - November 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Capstone design project now sought-after wearable technology

Image of woman wearing Athos wearable technology

Waterloo electrical engineering alumni are debuting connected, wearable workout gear to the public in Spring 2014.

Backed with $3.5 million in seed funding from fellow electrical engineering graduate Chamath Palihapitiya's Social+Capital Partnership, Athos offers wearable technology that is fully integrated in workout clothing.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Editorial touts value of engineering grad degree

"The shortage of engineers with postgraduate education and skills . . . can and absolutely must be reversed," says Waterloo Engineering's associate dean of graduate studies and international agreements in a Globe and Mail  editorial published November 25.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Haas the only Canadian to receive membership into National Academy of Construction

Carl Haas, a civil and environmental engineering professor and the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Construction and Management of Sustainable Infrastructure, was inducted last month into the National Academy of Construction. The ceremony took in Scottsdale Arizona.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Professor honoured with engineering research and development medal

Amir Khajepour, a Waterloo mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor and the Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems, received a prestigious Engineering Medal  – Research and Development from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers at its awards’ gala. The event was held in Toronto on November 23.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

WatCAR managing director talks fuel cells on Lang O'Leary Exchange

Ross McKenzie, managing director of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research, spoke to Amanda Lang about fuel cell vehicles on CBC's Lang O'Leary Exchange.

He said the fuel problem is not insurmountable, particularly if government and automotive fleets adopt the hydrogen car as a green alternative.

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