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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Funding will help team develop ‘plug-and-play’ robots

Stephen Smith

With more and more robots headed for the commercial world, a Waterloo Engineering researcher hopes to speed their arrival by developing cheaper, general-purpose control systems.

At the moment, the high cost of customized robotics applications in workplaces such as warehouses and manufacturing plants largely limits them to huge companies with plenty of money to invest.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Student wins award as role model for young women

A second-year student at Waterloo Engineering is the winner of a $5,000 scholarship from an organization that has promoted engineering as a career choice for young women in Canada for more than 25 years.

Laura Bingeman, who is studying systems design engineering, was selected for the award by the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation as an ambassador and role model to further the cause through her example and extracurricular activities.

'Most promising woman'

Monday, August 29, 2016

Scholarship winners coming to Waterloo Engineering

Academic excellence and passionate extracurricular interests have paid off handsomely for two incoming Waterloo Engineering students.

Mackenzie Collins of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, and Colin Daly of Hamilton, Ontario, will each receive $80,000 over four years through the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships program for high school graduates pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016: Engineering speed for the Canadian track cycling team

Carin Yeghiazarian holding aluminum handlebar connector

A tight timeline was only fitting when engineers at the University of Waterloo took on a special project for the Canadian track cycling team headed to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Lending their expertise in a world where winners and losers are typically decided by tiny fractions of a second, Professor John McPhee and research engineer Carin Yeghiazarian had just one week in June to produce a small but technically complex piece of hardware.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Engineering grad appointed the new director of Velocity

Jay Shah - a former startup co-founder and University of Waterloo alumnus - is the new director of Velocity, Waterloo’s flagship entrepreneurship program. Shah joins Velocity from Google, where he worked since the tech-giant acquired BufferBox, the company he co-founded in 2012.

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