A groundwater festival for children, an environmental group and an AIDS-ravaged country in Africa are all benefiting from a University of Waterloo student team with a mission to do good.
A chapter of Blueprint, which began at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012, was co-founded by Waterloo Engineering student Luisa San Martin a year ago to create technology such as websites and mobile applications for non-profit organizations.
Two incoming Waterloo Engineering students are among four campus-wide winners of prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships for high school graduates pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Mickey Dang of Mississauga in systems design engineering and Emma Lozhkin of Toronto in computer engineering will each receive $100,000 towards their educations. Across the country, there were more than 1,300 nominees for a total of 50 scholarships.
Machine-learning software developed by Waterloo Engineering researchers could soon enable earlier detection of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
The new artificial intelligence tool, a project that involved collaboration with the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, adds objective data to the visual assessments of skin lesions now done by dermatologists.
Oscar Nespoli struggles to sum it up in a word or two, but he’s sure there is a lot more to good engineering design than knowing hard facts and following prescribed steps.
And regardless of whether it’s called art, intuition, feel, craft or any number of other things, the University of Waterloo instructor is determined to learn from how actual design practitioners do exceptional work in their fields.
Telecommunications engineering, centered on electrical and computer engineering, supports and enhances telecommunication systems. The work ranges from basic circuit design to strategic mass developments.