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.
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.
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.