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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Engineers take top pitch prizes at Velocity Fund Finals

Team EPOCH

Teams with ties to Waterloo Engineering took six of the eight prizes today at the Velocity Fund Finals for aspiring entrepreneurs, including three of the four $25,000 awards up for grabs.

Held at the Student Life Centre, the pitch competition featured 10 student-run startups vying for three $5,000 prizes and 10 more seasoned companies making cases for four awards in the $25,000 category, plus $10,000 for the top hardware company.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rough waters turn to smooth sailing for student team

UWAST boat

By Nancy Harper

The University of Waterloo Autonomous Sailboat Team (UWAST) may be new to robotic sailing, but like every hardworking engineering team with one eye on the horizon, its goal is to win, not just compete.

That mindset served UWAST well in June at the 2017 International Robotic Sailing Regatta in Annapolis, Maryland.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Ralph Haas receives international award

Ralph Haas, distinguished professor emeritus and the Norman W McLeod Engineering Professor at the University of Waterloo, was honoured by the World Congress on Pavement and Asset Management with its international award on June 15 in Milan, Italy.   

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Professor named a fellow of global automotive group

Waterloo Engineering professor Michael Worswick has been elected as a fellow of SAE International, a global association of engineers and technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries.

Worswick, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering at Waterloo, was recognized along with 21 other inductees this year for his field research in structural crash worthiness, high-strain-rate material behaviour and sheet forming for auto weight reduction.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Students win US $25,000 with high-tech bandage

A team of business students from Waterloo Engineering has taken a top prize in an international competition meant to promote and accelerate breakthrough technologies.

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