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Friday, April 28, 2017

Student team makes strong showing at bridge contest

Members of the Waterloo Engineering steel bridge team.

A team of Waterloo Engineering students posted a fourth-place finish – its best in three tries – at a recent contest involving the assembly of a bridge over an imaginary river in a race against the clock.

Thirteen teams from Ontario, Quebec and Upstate New York were represented at the regional American Society of Civil Engineers Student Steel Bridge Competition, which was held in a domed football stadium at Syracuse University.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Prof featured in CBC story on construction robotics

A professor at Waterloo Engineering was featured this week in a lengthy CBC News story about robotics and automation in the construction industry.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Zroback named a finalist in national astronaut search

Jesse Zroback

A graduate of Waterloo Engineering is a step closer to his “life’s dream” after making the list of finalists to become one of Canada’s next two astronauts.

Jesse Zroback, who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Waterloo in 2008, was announced today as one of 17 remaining candidates in a search by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) that began last June with almost 4,000 applicants.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Search for ‘next global company’ is on at Waterloo

Lyon Wong of Spectrum 28

A prominent venture capitalist challenged entrepreneurs to think big this week as he announced the first three startups to receive funding through a three-year, $2-million program to provide guidance and financial support to promising University of Waterloo ventures.

“I’m hoping to find the next global company to emerge from here,” said Lyon Wong, a co-founder and general partner of Spectrum 28, a US $170-million fund based in Silicon Valley.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Waterloo selected for autonomous vehicle competition

Team members at the annoucement in Detroit.

The University of Waterloo was named today as one of eight finalists in a North America-wide competition for undergraduate students to develop autonomous passenger vehicles over three years.

Launched by the Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers (SAE) International and sponsored by General Motors, the AutoDrive Challenge will involve work by student teams on donated Chevrolet Bolt EV cars starting in the fall.

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