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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

AI technology could help protect water supplies

Progress on new artificial intelligence (AI) technology could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed AI software capable of identifying and quantifying different kinds of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, a threat to shut down water systems when it suddenly proliferates.

Monday, July 16, 2018

NSERC grant supports unique biomedical technology program

How can engineers create more effective biomedical technologies? According to Catherine Burns, executive director of the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology and systems design engineering professor, practical knowledge is the key.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Waterloo researchers awarded for their work in asset and infrastructure management

Researchers from Waterloo Engineering were recognized with two awards from the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM), honouring their work to advance asset management across the country.

Mark Knight, associate professor in civil and environmental engineering and executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT), accepted the 2018 CNAM Pioneer Award.

Monday, July 16, 2018

New Grant Supports Professional Development for Women in Engineering

Waterloo Engineering is pleased to announce the HeForShe travel grant, now available to female and non-binary students and faculty. The grant supports travel to conferences, workshops, professional development events, and more. Four grants are available, with a value of up to $500 each.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Student design team flies high at rocketry competition

A student design team from Waterloo Engineering recently took first place in its class for the second year in a row at an international rocketry competition in New Mexico.

Waterloo Rocketry, which is comprised primarily of engineering undergraduates, successfully launched its new rocket, Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), to an altitude of 13,412 feet to top 14 teams in the hybrid and liquid rocket category.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Partnerships established between Waterloo and NUS

Six collaborative research partnerships were established at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and University of Waterloo Workshop on Biomedical Imaging, Devices and Robotics held earlier this month on Waterloo’s campus. 

The partnerships between the two universities support student mobility and joint supervision, research and potential publications. The new agreements complement the five established between NUS and Waterloo professors at a workshop hosted by NUS in Singapore last November.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Researchers developing a prick-free glucose monitor

People with diabetes would be able to monitor their blood sugar without drawing blood using a system that is now being developed at the University of Waterloo.

In a recent study, a large research team led by Waterloo Engineering professor George Shaker combined radar and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to detect changes in glucose levels without the need for painful finger pricks several times a day.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Remembering Eric (Ric) Soulis

Ric Soulis, a longtime Waterloo civil and environmental engineering professor, died June 21 after a brief illness.

Born in Toronto in 1949, Ric was raised in Kitchener where he attended Eastwood Collegiate Institute.  He received his BASc in civil engineering in 1972 from the University of Waterloo and then attended Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Faculty and alumni honoured by CAE

Waterloo Engineering professors and graduates were inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) on June 18.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Two first-year students land $100,000 scholarships

Two incoming Waterloo Engineering students who have already ventured into the business world will start their studies backed by $100,000 each from the Schulich Leader Scholarships program.

David Gu of Richmond Hill and Atif Mahmud of Waterloo, both software engineering students, are among four campus-wide winners of the prestigious entrance scholarships for high school graduates pursuing interests in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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