News archive - April 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Crash sled lab featured on Daily Planet

Waterloo Engineering's new 1,400-kilogram payload crash sled was featured in action on a recent episode of Daily Planet. The crash sled provides vital information about the impact resistance and energy absorption capacity of light weight automotive structures. Interviewed on the program is Michael Worswick, a professor and Canada Research Chair in the University of Waterloo’s mechanical and mechatronics engineering department. Worswick is leading a research team that is working to develop lighter, safer automobiles.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Engineering students win top prize in national sustainable contest

Waterloo School of Architecture and engineering students won first prize in the 2013 Evolve Sustainable Design Competition sponsored by RBC and B+H Architects. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Environmental engineering students take first place at WERC

A team of four environmental engineering students took first place in Task 3 at the 22nd Annual International Environmental Design Contest hosted by the WERC Consortium and the Institute for Energy and the Environment at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The team

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Recent civil grad student honoured with top paper prize

Gillian Staples-Burger, who recently completed an MASc in civil engineering, won the Best Student Presentation at the Water Environment Association of Ontario Annual Conference held in April. Staples-Burger's supervisor was Wayne Parker, a civil engineering professor and associate dean, cooperative education and professional affairs.
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