More than 250 first-year Waterloo Engineering students went back to elementary school recently to help teach and inspire the next generation of professionals.
Armed with activity kits from their own mechanics course, the engineering students led lessons in forces and pressure for about 600 children in grades 7 and 8 at Laurelwood Public School and Centennial Public School, both in Waterloo.
Four mechanical engineering graduate students at Waterloo Engineering earned a week-long trip to Italy this month through an awards program focused on innovation in a range of manufacturing sectors.
The Italian Technology Awards welcomed more than 50 grad students and professors from 10 countries to Milan for events including workshops at post-secondary institutions and visits to leading technology and manufacturing companies.
Companies founded by Waterloo Engineering graduates took the top three spots in the 2019 rankings of the fastest-growing technology startups in Canada by professional services firm Deloitte.
First spot on the list, based on a three-year growth rate, was ApplyBoard, a Kitchener-based company with a platform to help international students apply to high schools and post-secondary institutions in North America.
A fourth-year student at Waterloo Engineering has won a campus-wide award for her impact on the community through extensive volunteer work.
Mariko Shimoda, who is studying mechanical engineering, was named today as one of two winners of Community Leader awards through the President’s Community Impact Awards initiative. Two local organizations were also cited for University Champion awards.