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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.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

First-year associate director receives inaugural education award

Mary Robinson, Waterloo’s associate director of first-year engineering, is the first recipient of a new Canadian Engineering Education Association award.

The Ron Britton Engineering Education Vanguard Award recognizes someone early in his/her career who is making significant contributions to engineering education through practice and/or research.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Grad student's research summary wins national 3MT awards

Gregory Lui’s three-minute explanation of how beer and other wastewater can be turned into clean water and also produce electricity captured the People’s Choice Award and second-place finish overall in the Canadian Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Elementary school clients invested in 'very fun' new playground

A real-world project got a lot more real – and rewarding – when Waterloo civil engineering students returned to an elementary school for the recent grand opening of a new playground structure.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Waterloo joins world’s research leaders to advance blockchain and cryptography

The University of Waterloo will join top universities across the globe on an initiative designed to advance research and innovation in blockchain, cryptography and digital payment systems.

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