News archive - October 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

Carolyn Ren named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women of 2021

Ren Headshot

Carolyn Ren was named among the top 100 most powerful women in Canada in the annual rankings released by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). This year’s list from the University of Waterloo also includes Jacqueline Beckford-Henriques, Suzanne Kearns, Anita Layton, Carolyn Ren and Pearl Sullivan (in memoriam). 

WXN rankings are widely seen as a measure of exceptional impact for leadership in business, research, the arts, public administration and community advocacy.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

MME master’s grad, Khaled Younes, driven to tackling difficult problems

Impressive problem-solving skills Khaled Younes honed as an engineering student contributed to his exceptional showing in the classroom and research breakthroughs.

Officially graduating with a master’s in mechanical and mechatronics engineering on October 25, Younes is passionate about tackling and finding answers to difficult challenges in fluid mechanics. 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Disappointing crash doesn't ruin Indy race experience

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Months of hard work ended with a disappointing crash for a Waterloo Engineering alumnus and an engineering master's student during a historic autonomous vehicle race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) on Saturday afternoon.

A million-dollar, self-driving racecar developed by Brian Mao and Ben Zhang with teammates from three U.S. universities hadn’t completed its warmup lap when a GPS failure led to an unscheduled left turn into an infield wall at the famed home of the Indianapolis 500.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

A sight of driverless transit in Ontario's future

University of Waterloo’s Autonomous Vehicle Research and Intelligence Lab

What some say could be the future of public transportation in Whitby has a top speed of 20 kilometres per hour. For safety reasons, that’s as fast as the new eight-seater driverless vehicle will be travelling when they start transporting their first passengers. The six-kilometer route, which the vehicle will follow, is said to be the longest AV circuit in Canada to date and will be in use within the next few weeks.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

MME professor joins new journal as Field Chief Editor

Frontiers in thermal engineering

Congratulations to Xianguo Li for joining the new journal, Frontiers in Thermal Engineering, as Field Chief Editor.

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