News archive - March 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Pitch competition caps off senior-year team design

Impressing judges with projects ranging from a unique alternative to traditional cancer treatment to a high-performance e-bike that folds into the size of a backpack netted six senior-year engineering teams $10,000 each in the annual Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design contest. 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Alumnus startup makes TIME list of most influential

A company that was co-founded by a Waterloo Engineering architecture alumnus is in elite company – for the second time – on a worldwide list announced this week by TIME magazine.

Biobot Analytics, a startup launched by Newsha Ghaeli (BAS ’11) and Mariana Matus in 2017, cracked the second annual TIME100 Most Influential Companies list for 2022 along with global giants such as Amazon, Meta, Apple, Disney, Netflix, the National Football League and TikTok.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Engineering student awarded Hydro One scholarship

A mechanical engineering student at the University of Waterloo is the recipient of one of 10 scholarships awarded by Hydro One to help encourage gender diversity within the utility and the electricity industry in general.

In addition to $5,000, Winnie Lin will be given the opportunity to complete a paid work term at the company as a winner of its Women in Engineering Scholarship.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Supporting students part of company's culture

Over the years, Husky TechnologiesTM (formerly known as Husky Injection Molding Systems) has helped Waterloo Engineering undergraduates experiencing financial difficulty through its Student Opportunity Fund.

Launched in 1999, the fund’s several awards of up to $2,000 each have been presented to over 100 students enrolled in one of the Faculty’s 13 undergraduate programs.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

AgTech startup secures $1.7 million to fund its growth

A company that was founded by three Waterloo Engineering graduates has secured $1.7 million in seed funding to fuel its growth in the agricultural technology space.

IntelliCulture was launched in 2018 by Ramin Shaikhi (BASc ’16, MASc ’19, mechanical engineering), Michael Wu (BASc ’19, mechatronics engineering) and Cole Powers (BASc ’19, mechanical engineering) to help farmers better understand their spray coverage and efficiencies, and manage the upkeep of their assets.

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