Thursday, November 21, 2019

Civil grad student takes first-place honours in Tokyo

A graduate student at Waterloo Engineering topped more than 30 other presenters to take first place among young professionals at a recent conference in Japan.

Laurent Gerin, who is doing a master’s degree in civil engineering, came home with the hardware after presenting a paper at the 2019 International Aluminum Conference at the University of Tokyo.

Gerin, who also earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering at Waterloo, focuses in his research on the use of aluminum in bridges and buildings.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Professor receives prestigious engineering medal

John McPhee, a systems design engineering professor, was presented with this year’s Engineering Medal: Engineering Excellence from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) at its annual gala held earlier this month in Mississauga.

McPhee was recognized for his innovative work into the modeling, simulation and design of dynamic physical systems

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Three engineering teams win at Concept pitch contest

Teams with members from Waterloo Engineering claimed three of the four $5,000 prizes on the line today at the latest on-campus pitch competition for students with business ideas.

CodeGem, Ribbit and Scope were among nine finalists out to impress a panel of judges in three minutes as the Concept $5K Finals – formerly the Velocity Fund Finals – were staged at the Student Life Centre.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Architecture grad in finals for prestigious global prize

A graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo is a finalist for a $250,000 prize recognizing the world’s leading young activist.

Nashin Mahtani (MArch ’15), director of a web-based platform based in Indonesia that develops methods and open source software for community-led co-management in disasters, is one of five nominees in the running for the 2019 Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Reservoirs identified as source of food for toxic algae

A major study by researchers at Waterloo Engineering suggests that managing reservoirs for water quality, not just flood control, could help solve annual summer algal blooms in Lake Erie.

Based on analysis of data from more than 200 testing locations in Canada and the United States, the study found reservoirs on streams and rivers supply food for algae to grow at the worst possible time.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Medical startup NERv wins $500K in global contest

A medical technology startup co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering students topped more than 100,000 applicants to take first place and the $500,000 USD prize in an international competition staged in Saudi Arabia.

NERv Technology, which is based at the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, won the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) following a startup boot camp and several rounds of competition in Riyadh.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Alumni, students and supporters honoured at dinner

More than 350 people were on hand as Waterloo Engineering celebrated both timely support and impressive success at its 2019 Awards Dinner this week.

In addition to hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students recognized for excellence in their academic and extracurricular endeavors, additional funding was announced for four student startup companies through the Engineer of the Future Fund.

Monday, November 11, 2019

New sensor sounds alarm when children left in cars

A small, inexpensive sensor developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering could save lives by alerting people when children or pets have been left behind in vehicles.

Just three centimetres in diameter, the sensor – which combines radar technology and artificial intelligence (AI) – would trigger an alarm after detecting an unattended child or animal.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Waterloo signs MOU with Korean research institute

Officials from South Korea and the University of Waterloo gathered today to formally launch what they hope will become a long-term research collaboration focused on modernizing manufacturing through the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Monday, November 4, 2019

New strategic plan will guide Faculty for next five years

Waterloo Engineering’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025 was launched this week to ensure the Faculty is recognized as the epicentre of innovation and entrepreneurship for Canada and the world.

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