Friday, February 28, 2020

Engineering alumnus wins $50K at Velocity contest

A graduate of Waterloo Engineering was among the big winners when Velocity held its winter pitch contest for early stage startup companies this week.

Rohit Rajan (BASc ’12, mechatronics engineering) and partner Omkar Deshmukh, the founders of Dolphyn, claimed one of four $50,000 investments up for grabs at the Velocity Fund Pitch Competition at Catalyst137 in Kitchener.

Monday, February 24, 2020

New tech enables routine screening for breast cancer

Harmless microwaves and artificial intelligence (AI) software are used in a new system developed by Waterloo Engineering researchers to enable routine, inexpensive screening for breast cancer.

The technology promises benefits including earlier detection of tumors, no radiation exposure and enormous health-care savings.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Study links feeling good with taking care of yourself

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have used sophisticated text-mining technology to back up age-old advice on the importance of taking care of yourself.

Their analysis of 700,000 online journal entries with an artificial intelligence (AI) computer model found a strong association between feeling good and getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Grad student to advance research with scholarship

An engineering master’s candidate has been awarded one of two scholarships awarded to civil engineering students in Ontario.

Michelle Liu was honoured with a $2,500 Manuel Fine scholarship from the Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI’s) educational trust.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New automotive facility officially opens for research

More than 100 people turned out today for the official opening of a new $4-million automotive research facility at the University of Waterloo.

Dignitaries kickstarted the event at the Autonomous Vehicle Research and Intelligence Laboratory (AVRIL) by arriving in automated electric car that is being developed by student design team WATonomous.

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