Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Scholarship brings student from India to Waterloo

A young woman from India is now studying at Waterloo Engineering with $100,000 in backing from a national scholarship program.

Chidi Umenwofor-Nweze, one of 35 prestigious Loran Scholars for 2019, started the systems design engineering program with experience including a summer stint working for the territorial government in Nunavut.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Researcher to lead blockchain network privacy project

A Waterloo Engineering expert in cryptography will head a collaborative project between the Open Application Network (OAN) and the University of Waterloo to investigate ways of ensuring privacy of open applications on blockchain networks.

Friday, November 29, 2019

First-year students learn - and inspire - by teaching

More than 250 first-year Waterloo Engineering students went back to elementary school recently to help teach and inspire the next generation of professionals.

Armed with activity kits from their own mechanics course, the engineering students led lessons in forces and pressure for about 600 children in grades 7 and 8 at Laurelwood Public School and Centennial Public School, both in Waterloo.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Mechanical graduate students win their way to Italy

Four mechanical engineering graduate students at Waterloo Engineering earned a week-long trip to Italy this month through an awards program focused on innovation in a range of manufacturing sectors.

The Italian Technology Awards welcomed more than 50 grad students and professors from 10 countries to Milan for events including workshops at post-secondary institutions and visits to leading technology and manufacturing companies.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Fastest-growing startups feature Waterloo alumni

Companies founded by Waterloo Engineering graduates took the top three spots in the 2019 rankings of the fastest-growing technology startups in Canada by professional services firm Deloitte.

First spot on the list, based on a three-year growth rate, was ApplyBoard, a Kitchener-based company with a platform to help international students apply to high schools and post-secondary institutions in North America.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

New 3D system may improve accuracy of surgery

Waterloo Engineering researchers have created a 3D scanner that has the potential to improve everything from surgical procedures to our understanding of landslides.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Engineering student wins award for community work

A fourth-year student at Waterloo Engineering has won a campus-wide award for her impact on the community through extensive volunteer work.

Mariko Shimoda, who is studying mechanical engineering, was named today as one of two winners of Community Leader awards through the President’s Community Impact Awards initiative. Two local organizations were also cited for University Champion awards.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Study highlights impact of entrepreneurs and co-op

The impact of entrepreneurship and co-operative education programs – two of the core strengths at Waterloo Engineering - is highlighted in a comprehensive new report on the University of Waterloo.

Deloitte Canada found companies supported by entrepreneurship programs at the University generated over $2 billion in revenue in about decade, while co-op students helped the companies that hired them realize more than $500 million in net returns last year alone.

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

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