Winners have been selected from the University's first virtual Industry 4.0 competition for secondary schools run by a team focused on promoting Waterloo’s management engineering program.
Team Conveyor Belt from Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough placed first, team Avo from St. Francis Xavier Secondary School in Mississauga came in second, and team BCSS1 from Bill Crothers Secondary School in Markham captured third in the one-day event held in February.
A team of Management Engineering students at the University of Waterloo made the most of a second chance this week to become the big winners at an annual pitch contest for startups.
Thevany Narayanamoorthy, Dhruv Gupta, Garvita Rai, Rhea Philip and Sam Villaluz just missed the cut during a preliminary process to pick 15 finalists from over 50 applicants for the Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design.
Originally built as a way to secure cryptocurrency transactions, blockchain is a digital platform that verifies and records exchanges. Blockchains are global networks that can have millions of users, each adding information or data that is secured through cryptography. This creates an indisputable history of these transactions that cannot be modified by a single user, eliminating opportunities for fraud, and it is this feature that has some heralding blockchain as a way of increasing cybersecurity.
Recently, 19 students representing the Waterloo chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) participated at the 2019 student conference, held at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. The students took part in various competitions, including the Theoretical Exam, Technical Paper, and Case Study.
For over 12 years, students taking MSCI 651 and BE 605 courses have been involved in hands-on projects with humanitarian development organizations, applying information technology to solve problems in developing countries. The courses are taught by Prof. Peter Carr, a faculty member in the Department of Management Sciences.
Molly Beckel, a graduate of the 2013 management engineering class was recently honoured with a 2018 Young Women in Energy award. Molly works as a Facilities Integrity and Reliability engineer for the TransCanada Corporation. She is active in the energy industry and serves as Calgary Chapter Chair for the Young Pipeliners Association of Canada, a pipeline advocacy group.
A couple of disastrous co-op housing experiences were the inspiration behind a Capstone Design project that has developed into a startup company with the goal of ensuring students on work terms find decent and affordable accommodation.
PadPiper is an online site designed to help co-op students and interns locate verified furnished housing.