News archive - November 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Engineering awards dinner celebrates students, staff, faculty and alumni

Sony Waterloo team award winners

Exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni were honoured at the 2013 Waterloo Engineering Awards Dinner held on November 21.                    

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How the 21st Century will be made according to Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian, Image by Tanya Kechichian

 “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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chemical engineering students take top awards

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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Software system co-founded by new faculty member receives startup funding

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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ECE professor appointed chair of Orange Scientific Board

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.

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