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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Velocity Fund Finals: Math highlights!

The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups. Each year Velocity produces three pitch competition events where the Velocity Fund awards at least $115,000 in money to winners. To read more about the Velocity Fund Finals, please visit their website.

At the Velocity Fund Finals, Spring 2015, the following students from the Math faculty pitched their ideas:

Monday, December 1, 2014

iGEM team wins gold medal at International Giant Jamboree

2014 iGEM Mathematical Modelling team.

The Waterloo International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team, composed of students from the Faculties of Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Applied Health Sciences, won a gold medal for designing StaphylocideStaphylocide is a synthetic bacterium that is designed to turn off the antibiotic-resistance gene in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), making it responsive to treatment again.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Award for Distinction in Teaching - 2014 winners

Congratulations to Professors Penny Haxell and Javid Ali, winners of the 2014 Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching!

Professor Haxell has received consistent applause from her peers and students for not only being an effective instructor with high standards but, for being a teacher that inspires enthusiasm for the material she teaches. Her lighthearted nature and logical, straightforward manner have made her a favourite among students.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Students show off entrepreneurial skills at Enterprise Co-op presentations

Patrick Hannigan

Patrick Hannigan (4A Computer Science (CS)), William Zhou (3B CS), Edward Yang (4A CS) and Daniel Yaroslavski (4B CS), were given the opportunity to showcase their learnings in front of peers and faculty along with a brief pitch of their ventures today at an Enterprise Co-op (E-Co-op) presentation session.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Math alumnus awarded two Academy Awards for movie innovation

Eric Veach

Waterloo Mathematics alumnus Eric Veach, was awarded two Academy Awards for movie innovation from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a recent gala.