Educating engineers at the University of Waterloo got a major boost today with the announcement of more than $3 million in funding over five years for a variety of immersive, hands-on programs.
Activities organized by the Engineering IDEAs Clinic will range from two-hour, in-class projects such as taking apart internal combustion engines, to two-day, open-ended problems requiring students to work in teams and draw on all of their academic lessons to find solutions.
AdHawk Microsystems, co-founded by engineering alumni, has raised a $4.6 million USD Series A funding that will bring its microscopic eye-tracking technology to virtual reality and augmented reality headsets.
A young woman is scheduled to mark another milestone Saturday on her remarkable journey from a one-room house in India to academic success at the University of Waterloo.
Pampa Dey, who grew up in a remote village where a kerosene lamp was often the only source of light, is to receive a PhD in civil engineering for research on improving the vibration performance of aluminum bridges.
“I never thought I’d come this far in life,” said Dey, a post-doctoral fellow at Waterloo Engineering. “I now know that I can explore anything and achieve my dreams.”