Saturday, June 22, 2019

Awards reception celebrates student accomplishments

The Management Science Spring Student Awards Reception took place on June 20, 2019, celebrating the outstanding achievements of undergraduate and graduate students.

Professor Mark Smucker, Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies, presented letters of congratulations and gift cards to Management Engineering students on the Dean’s Honour List, recognizing their academic excellence in the 2018-2019 academic year. The award recepients were:

Monday, June 3, 2019

Management Sciences students win big at national operations research conference

MGTE students with awards

The Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Annual Conference 2019 took place in Saskatoon, Canada, on May 27-29, 2019.  A number of Management Sciences faculty members and students attended the conference.  Their research was well-received and recognized at the conference.

Undergraduate Awards

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Contest designed to whet interest in management engineering

Industry 4.0 Team Members

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. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Management Engineering students win big at Esch pitch contest

Team wins two awards

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.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Scaling Hyperledger Fabric: Creating faster and more efficient transactions

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.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Waterloo IISE student chapter takes 1st place in Technical Paper competition

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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Management sciences students support teachers in remote communities in Pakistan

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.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

MSCI professor honoured with 10-year impact award

Management Sciences professor Mark Hancock was recently honoured with the 10-Year Impact Award at the ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces for a paper he co-wrote almost a decade ago as a doctoral student at the University of Calgary. 

Read the full article here

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Management engineering alumna wins Young Women in Energy award

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. 

Read the full article here.

Congratulations Molly!

Friday, November 30, 2018

First year Management Engineering student starts company to help other females in STEM

Mylene Tu

FEM in STEM, founded by first year Management Engineering student Mylene Tu, was one of four early-stage Waterloo student-run startup winners in the Velocity $5K competition.