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Thursday, September 7, 2017

ECE professor named a Royal Society of Canada fellow

Weihua Zhuang

Weihua Zhuang of Waterloo's electrical and computer engineering department is a new fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) Academy of Science.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Waterloo projects winners in Dyson national competition

A Capstone Design invention created to produce clean drinking water in developing countries and a patch that delivers allergy medication to children co-developed by an engineering student are among the top winners in this year’s Canadian James Dyson Awards competition.

The two Waterloo projects are among the four runners-up of the competition’s national round, in which a team from the University of Toronto took first place.   

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Researchers develop 'breakthrough' in water testing

Drinking water can be tested for E. coli bacteria in three hours or less with simple, inexpensive paper strips developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering.

Sushanta Mitra, a mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor, is working with colleagues at startup Glacierclean Technologies Inc. to refine the invention and hopes to have a product costing just 50 cents a test on the market within nine months.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Student team dedicated to social good through tech

A groundwater festival for children, an environmental group and an AIDS-ravaged country in Africa are all benefiting from a University of Waterloo student team with a mission to do good.

A chapter of Blueprint, which began at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012, was co-founded by Waterloo Engineering student Luisa San Martin a year ago to create technology such as websites and mobile applications for non-profit organizations.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Two incoming students win $100,000 scholarships

Two incoming Waterloo Engineering students are among four campus-wide winners of prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships for high school graduates pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Mickey Dang of Mississauga in systems design engineering and Emma Lozhkin of Toronto in computer engineering will each receive $100,000 towards their educations. Across the country, there were more than 1,300 nominees for a total of 50 scholarships.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Researchers develop AI tool for skin cancer detection

Machine-learning software developed by Waterloo Engineering researchers could soon enable earlier detection of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

The new artificial intelligence tool, a project that involved collaboration with the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, adds objective data to the visual assessments of skin lesions now done by dermatologists.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Instructor out to learn the intangibles of great design

Oscar Nespoli struggles to sum it up in a word or two, but he’s sure there is a lot more to good engineering design than knowing hard facts and following prescribed steps.

And regardless of whether it’s called art, intuition, feel, craft or any number of other things, the University of Waterloo instructor is determined to learn from how actual design practitioners do exceptional work in their fields.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Waterloo ranks sixth globally for telecommunication engineering

Waterloo has placed sixth in the world for telecommunication engineering in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017.

Telecommunications engineering, centered on electrical and computer engineering, supports and enhances telecommunication systems. The work ranges from basic circuit design to strategic mass developments.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Engineering researchers awarded CFI funding

Five Waterloo Engineering researchers will receive $410,000 for projects ranging from developing advanced automotive materials for improved crash performance to accelerating the adoption of metal additive manufacturing to address challenges associated with part quality, process repeatability and reliability.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Architecture student wins $5,000 in essay contest

A second-year student at the School of Architecture is one of three $5,000 scholarship winners in an essay contest sponsored by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

Osman Bari will receive his award at a gala in Toronto next month after his illustrated 1,000-word essay was selected from 180 entries from students at Canada’s 11 accredited architecture schools and other institutions.

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