Monday, August 31, 2020

Pandemic makes people more open to social robots

A new study by researchers at Waterloo Engineering shows people are more open to the use of social robots after living through the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Prof to lead work on PPE machine donated by Toyota

A professor at Waterloo Engineering will lead testing and development of a prototype of a machine to disinfect personal protective equipment (PPE) that was donated this week by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC).

The machine was developed by engineers at Toyota, in partnership with two local companies, after its plant operations were suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Scholarship winner attracted to Waterloo by co-op

An incoming student will start her studies in systems design engineering at Waterloo this fall backed by a prestigious scholarship worth up to $100,000.

Anson Yu of Langley, BC, was drawn to Waterloo by its co-op program after she was named a Loran Scholar by a foundation dedicated to finding and nurturing high-potential young Canadians.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Overall water use isn’t reduced by summer limits

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have found that outdoor watering restrictions in Canada do little to reduce overall water consumption during the summer.

A study by Sara Finley, a PhD student, and Nandita Basu, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, looked at 10 mid-sized cities with summer watering bylaws and five cities that don’t impose any limits.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Alumni startup wins Clinton Foundation funding

A health technology startup founded by three recent management engineering graduates as their 2020 Capstone Design project has been awarded a grant from the Clinton Foundation’s COVID-19

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