News archive - February 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Architecture student takes top prize in design contest

A third-year student at the School of Architecture will have her work showcased at an upcoming trade show in Toronto after taking first place in a province-wide design contest.

Padmini  (Penny) Unni won $1,500 and other prizes in a competition sponsored by Formica Canada Inc., which makes commercial and residential surfacing products, to design its booth for the Architect@Work show April 3 and 4.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Students rise to the challenge of new clay 3D printer

Professor David Correa didn’t know quite what to expect when he launched a class for graduate students at the School of Architecture to explore the potential of a new 3D printer for clay.

Six months later, he couldn’t be happier with the one-of-a-kind projects they produced after being challenged to design and build small walls made out of bricks.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Researchers focus on the safety, comfort of cyclists

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering are developing a new virtual tool that could help planners choose the best places to install bikes lanes in cities.

The data-based tool builds on a field study that validated the safety benefits of bike lanes for cyclists and motorists.

Collected using sensors and a handlebar camera as researchers cycled hundreds of kilometres in Kitchener-Waterloo, the data showed bike lanes virtually eliminate vehicles getting too close to cyclists when they pass them.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Company led by graduate wins $1 million in backing

A company headed by a Waterloo Engineering alumna is getting a $1-million investment from a federal Crown corporation.

P&P Optica, whose president and CEO is systems design engineering graduate Olga Pawluczyk, will use the money from Export Development Canada (EDC) to fund its growth.

“The investment from EDC will help us both further develop our technology and expand into the U.S. and other markets as we work towards becoming a global company,” Pawluczyk said in a media release.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Second-year engineering student dies in hospital

It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the death of Mohammad “Mishkat” Islam, a second-year electrical and computer engineering student at the University of Waterloo. Mohammad passed away in hospital last week.
 
The University’s thoughts and support are with Mohammad’s family at this difficult time.
 
Members of the campus community who are impacted by this news and feel they may need support are encouraged to contact any of the following resources:
Counselling Services - 519-888-4567 ext. 32655
Here 24/7 - 1-844-437-3247

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