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Monday, July 31, 2017

Management engineering & management sciences students win top CORS awards

Management engineering student team

For the third year in a row, management engineering students have captured the top prize at the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) student paper competition.

Alexandra Hayes, Christian Gould, Kevin Chu, and Srikajan Santhirakumaran came in first in the undergraduate category of this year's competition held recently in Québec City. Their paper, entitled "End-to-End Analytics: Wait Time Management of Ontario MRI Services", was based on the students’ Capstone Design project.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

June 2017 Convocation Highlights

Professor Chunli Bai June 2017 Convocation Waterloo Engineering

As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, Convocation takes on special meaning. The Convocation ceremonies provide an opportunity for those graduating, their family members, administrators, and faculty members to come together and acknowledge their impressive achievements, and to applaud the hard work and sacrifices made throughout their years at Waterloo Engineering. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Researchers find wetlands destruction linked to algal blooms

Wetlands

Canada's current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, engineering researchers from the University of Waterloo's Water Institute have found.

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.

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