News archive - 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Waterloo startup: Testing your Vitamin D levels at home

By Annette Van Gerwen
Marketing and Strategic Communications

Vitamin D, known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is essential to human health and now a team of Waterloo entrepreneurs want to give you a way to test for it in the comfort of your home.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Waterloo sunscreen marker startup Suncayr named James Dyson Award finalist

Suncayr team with their product

A University of Waterloo startup developing a marker that lets you know when you need to reapply sunscreen is the runner-up in a prestigious international design competition.

Suncayr, a company formed by nanotechnology engineering students in Waterloo’s Velocity program was announced as an international runner up in James Dyson Awards on Thursday. The James Dyson Award, founded by the British industrial designer and inventor of the Dyson bagless vacuum, runs in 18 countries.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Nanotechnology Engineering students win at Velocity Fund Finals

A team of third-year nanotechnology engineering students won two $1,000 awards at the Velocity Fund Finals ​(VFF) on Thursday, July 24, 2014.  Out of 10 competing companies, Suncayr, won two of the awards: Most Innovative and People’s Choice.  The Suncayr technology is a UV-responsive marker that’s applied before sunscreen and changes colour once your sunscreen is no longer protecting you. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

NE students win at the Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design

The Norman Esch Capstone Award is open to student teams from all departments within the Faculty of Engineering.  Just being chosen as one of the 15 finalists is a big accomplishment and the Nanotechnology Engineering program had three teams represented, teams Sierra, PASCAL and Greyscale.

A big congratulations to our winning team of Greyscale that captured one of six $10,000 awards at the pitch event held on Friday, April 4th, 2014. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thank you to our 2014 Capstone Design Award sponsors

For the first time, the Nanotechnology Engineering Undergraduate program was lucky enough to have two generous sponsors for our 2014 Capstone Design Project Symposium.

Thank you to our design symposium poster award sponsor, Intlvac (www.intlvac.ca), for sponsoring team Sierra for their winning poster.

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