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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Researchers using AI to learn from expert bricklayers

Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving researchers at Waterloo Engineering new insights to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of skilled construction workers.

Studies using motion sensors and AI software have revealed expert bricklayers use previously unidentified techniques to limit the loads on their joints, knowledge that can now be passed on to apprentices in training programs.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Waterloo introduces unique architectural engineering program

Prospective students who have a hard time choosing between Waterloo’s civil engineering and architecture programs will now have another option beginning next year: architectural engineering.

The new Waterloo Engineering offering, which combines architectural design with building engineering, will launch in September 2018.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Student hopes Day of Remembrance encourages conversations

Rawoofeen Chowdhury hopes the December 6 vigil for the women killed during the mass shooting at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989, will inspire conversations about diversity, inclusion and all forms of gender-based violence.

December 6 is the 28th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, when a gunman walked into an engineering classroom and separated the men from the women before killing 14 women and screaming, “I hate feminists.”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Engineering entrepreneurs claim Velocity pitch prizes

Aspiring entrepreneurs from Waterloo Engineering are members of startups that took six of eight prizes on the line today at the Velocity Fund Finals.

Included were two of the four $25,000 awards for more seasoned companies run by students or recent graduates, as well as the $10,000 bonus for the top hardware or science team.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Igor Ivkovic honoured by Engineering Society

Igor Ivkovic, a systems design engineering lecturer, is the recipient of the Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award for the 2017 fall term.

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