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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

High school racers are put to the test at EV Challenge

Alex Cattran was up for anything when 17 student teams gathered on the weekend to race against each other - and test themselves in the process - in electric cars they had spent months designing and building.

In addition to sharing driving duties for the entry from Guelph Collegiate and Vocational Institute, he worked in the pits furiously pumping up a leaky tire and scrambling to find replacements for a part that kept falling off.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Nanotech powers an 'impossible' silicon breakthrough

Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as sensors in self-driving vehicles.

“Until now, this was considered impossible,” said C.R. Selvakumar, a Waterloo Engineering professor who proposed the concept several years ago.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

FIRST founder and Ghana college president to receive honorary degrees

Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST, will be recognized with an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree and address the first of three Waterloo Engineering Spring Convocation ceremonies on June 16.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Professors win backing for ‘transformative research’

Two researchers at Waterloo Engineering have been awarded more than $7 million in provincial funding to support their work.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Solar energy work wins researcher provincial backing

A professor at Waterloo Engineering has won approval for $900,000 in funding through a provincial program to help Ontario meet its targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Kevin Musselman, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, is one of 22 recipients of financial backing from the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF), which invests proceeds from the province’s carbon market.

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