The COVID-19 pandemic took a serious toll on third-year Nanotechnology Engineering student Jordan Van Wyk’s plans for 2020, but he re-grouped, reached out to his network and relied on his multidisciplinary training to stay on track.
When COVID-19 restrictions forced the Nanotechnology Engineering program to cancel its Capstone Design Symposium with just days’ notice, students quickly pivoted to present their own projects via online presentation seminars and honour the accomplishments of their classmates.
Congratulations to Nanotechnology Engineering’s iuvoderm, KnowStroke and Scope for their wins at the Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design competition. These teams of fourth-year students brought home three of the six $10,000 prizes on offer at this annual pitch competition that recognizes innovative Capstone Design projects.
Congratulations to Scope, fourth-year NE students Holden Beggs, Alisha Bhanji, Fernando Peña Cantú, Zhenle Cao and Ishan Mishra, and first-year NE student Athulya Nambiar for their success in the Winter 2020 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Competition.
Congratulations to Han Liu, Daniel Stranart and Luke Wiersma for winning first place in the Innovative Design category of the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) with the product they designed with Darron Phann for their fourth-year Nanotechnology Engineering Capstone Design project.
Congratulations to Han Liu, Darron Phann, Daniel Stranart and Luke Wiersma, whose Nanotechnology Engineering Capstone Design team won first place in the Innovative Design category of the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) at the University of Guelph.
In addition to their exciting concept – a nanomaterial that detects the source of meat decay – Nanotechnology Engineering students Nina Jeorje, James Oswald, Heemal Parimoo and Connor Rupnow have a keen – and award-winning – understanding of the business concepts required to commercialize their technology.
Congratulation to Nanotechnology Engineering alumni Amr Abdelgawad (BASc 2016, Nanotechnology Engineering, MBET 2017) Youssef Helwa (BASc 2015, Nanotechnology Engineering, MASc 2017, electrical engineering), co-founders of NERv Technologies, and their colleagues, including Waterloo Engineering alumnus Abdallah El-Falou (MASc 2017, electrical engineering), for their latest win: first place in the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC).