News archive - August 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

MME Student's experiment booked for a flight to space

An experiment inspired by Silly String and built by a first-year MME Engineering student is scheduled to travel into space on August 31st, aboard a Blue Origin rocket. Please note that the rocket did not make it into space though Olivia hopes it will on a future mission. 

Olivia Ye, who is studying mechatronics engineering, was still in high school in her hometown of Newmarket when she participated in an online Shad Canada program two years ago that will culminate with a launch in Texas.

Monday, August 29, 2022

MME Professor advocates transition to renewable energy

Transitioning to greater use of renewable energy is one of the keys for Canada to avoid the kind of massive price increases facing many other countries, according to a Waterloo Engineering professor whose research expertise includes energy systems and storage.

Xianguo Li, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, tackles issues around the country's energy security in a question-and-answer release issued by the University of Waterloo today.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Ukrainian Students tour Robohub

Ukrainian Students tour Robohub

Friday, August 19, 2022

Device developed by MME grads helps stroke surgery

Doctors and founders in front of the device

A medical technology company, Vena Medical, which was launched by two Mechanical Engineering graduates, Michael Phillips and Phillip Cooper, is making news this week. It has announced that a device it developed, called Vena Balloon Distal Access Catheter (BDAC), has been successfully used to treat stroke victims.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

MME Student Wins Best Student Presentation Award

A MASc student in MME, Sophia Ngan, received the ‘Best Student Presentation’ award at the Global Human Body Models Consortium Users Symposium on August 16, 2022.

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