Thursday, July 24, 2014

Engineering startups again dominate Velocity Fund Finals!

Velocity Fund Finals July 2014 winners

Four Engineering teams with great business plans and strong pitches swept the July Velocity Fund Finals. 

ExVivo Labs, Grobo, MAJiK Systems and Ubiq were awarded $25,000 each, and Ubiq received an additional $10,000 for best hardware startup. These teams move into the new Velocity Foundry incubation space at 25 Water Street South in Kitchener to further develop their products.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Robot Racing competition comes home to Waterloo

Autonomous robot built by Waterloo's Robotics Team.

On Saturday July 26, Waterloo will host the International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition (IARRC). Four student teams will participate this year, including the UWaterloo Robotics Team.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Grad student wins a top award at biomechanics congress

Dilaver Singh, a mechanical and mechatronics graduate student, received first place in the master’s category for his presentation at the World Congress of Biomechanics held in Boston July 6-11. 

The title of his presentation was Head FE models to evaluate primary response to blast loading and protection. Singh's graduate supervisor is Duane Cronin, a mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Engineering better bridges

Indoor 70ft pedestrian bridge with people walking across

It’s not often that you’ll see an indoor pedestrian bridge – especially one that’s 70 feet long and made from aluminum.

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