“It’s obviously something about your great engineering school, combined with the resources and encouragement to start building and creating stuff while you’re still in school, that positions Waterloo founders so well to be starting companies," says Alexis Ohanian.
Alexis Ohanian will be spending quality time on campus with University of Waterloo students this Friday November 22.
Drew Higgins, a chemical engineering doctoral student, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Electrochemical Society (ECS) Canadian Section Student Award for his research on nanostructured fuel cell and battery electrode materials, carried out under the supervision of Zhongwei Chen, a chemical engineering professor.
A software help system co-founded by a new management sciences faculty member has received $500,000 in seed money from the State of Washington's W Fund with additional funding expected to expand the startup's operations.
Qazzow is based on Parmit Chilana's dissertation work at the University of Washington where she completed her doctoral degree in Information Science earlier this year. Rather than typing out a question, the software help system allows users to tap on whatever is causing a problem and relevant Q&A information instantly appears on the screen.
Catherine Rosenberg, an electrical and computer engineering professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet, has been appointed Chair of the Orange Scientific Board. Formerly known as France-Telecom, Orange is a French multinational telecommunications corporation that currently employs about 170,000 people and has more than 230 million customers worldwide. The role of the board is to advise Orange on R&D issues.