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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Engineering mourns the loss of a beloved dean

Pearl Sullivan, Waterloo's former dean of engineering and the first woman to hold the position, died on November 28 after a 12-year battle with cancer.

Passionate about supporting students, she was dedicated to ensuring they had a full understanding of engineering principles as well as the tools and facilities they needed to succeed.   

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Smaller brother of TALOS makes its engineering debut

The much-anticipated REEM-C recently arrived on campus and has already started an extensive training program.

The humanoid robot is described as the slightly smaller and lighter brother of TALOS, the full-size black and purple robot that was welcomed with great fanfare at Engineering 7 almost two years ago.
 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Air filtration likely to make dental visits safer

Waterloo Engineering researchers have found that COVID-19 transmission during a dental appointment could be significantly decreased with proper air filtration.

Chao Tan, director of the University of Waterloo's Green Energy and Pollution Control Research Lab, and his team of researchers studied the effects of air purification on particles produced by a patient during scaling and other types of procedures in a Toronto dental office.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Robohub featured in Robert Downey Jr. AI series

Waterloo Engineering’s RoboHub is highlighted in an episode of the "The Age of A.I.", a documentary series covering the ways artificial intelligence, machine learning, and neural networks are changing the world.

Engineering 7’s state-of-the-art robotics research, testing, and training facility is profiled in Episode 6 entitled Will a robot take my job?, one of the world’s most googled questions.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Links to ridesharing could boost suburban transit use

Municipal transit services could increase ridership by co-ordinating with, not competing against, commercial ridesharing companies.

Waterloo Engineering researchers found that transit-ridesharing links in poorly serviced suburban neighbourhoods, where frequent bus service on fixed routes is cost-prohibitive, could help get people out of their cars by making transit more convenient.

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