News archive - March 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Winning co-op student receives national recognition

Nathan Duarte was honoured today as Waterloo Engineering’s top co-op student, as well as one of the country’s 2018 Co-op Students of the Year as selected by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada.

The third-year biomedical engineering student helped develop a novel bio-ink that can be used to decrease the amount of time it takes to 3D-print kidney tissues while he was on a co-op term at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Engineering professor leads promising radar research

Research led by a Waterloo Engineering professor has demonstrated the enormous potential of quantum-enhanced noise radar to improve radar technology.

Christopher Wilson is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and principal investigator of the Engineered Quantum Systems Lab at the Institute for Quantum Computing.

“We are applying technology developed for quantum computing to immediate, practical situations,” he said in a media release.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Waterloo hosts FIRST Robotics high school challenge

Thirty-two teams of high school students with a passion for designing, building and programming robots will compete at the annual Ontario District University of Waterloo FIRST Robotics Competition starting on Friday.

Teams include local favorite Team Dave from St. David’s Catholic Secondary School in Waterloo.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Engineering student wins campus-wide 3MT contest

A graduate student at Waterloo Engineering has taken top prize for the second straight year at the campus-wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Haya Almutairi, who advanced to the University of Waterloo finals by winning a heat for civil and environmental engineering students, spent her 180 seconds in the spotlight Wednesday explaining her research into self-healing asphalt pavements.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Experimental bench praised by national wood council

A project co-led by a professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo was honoured recently at an awards event sponsored by the Canadian Wood Council.

Wander Wood, an experimental wooden structure installed last fall on the campus of the University of British Columbia, took the Jury’s Choice award, drawing high praise for invoking movement, detail and texture.

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