The donation, made by 23-year-old former Waterloo student and high tech entrepreneur Ted Livingston, will be used to help fund VeloCity, the unique residence-based program for student entrepreneurs.
On March 11, an earthquake measuring 9.0 Mw on the moment magnitude scale (the newer of two common seismic scales) rocked Japan in Tōhoku, the northeastern area of the country. The earthquake triggered tsunami waves up to 10 metres high that struck Japan minutes after the quake, with smaller waves reaching many other countries after several hours.
The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition challenges teams of high school students and mentors to build robots in order to qualify for the world final next April in the United States. Robots are built in six weeks from a common kit of parts, provided by FIRST, and weigh up to 120 lbs., excluding battery and bumpers.
The talk, entitled Exploring the Cosmos from the Moon, will be given by Jack Burns, a professor in the department of astrophysical and planetary sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The week, which runs from today to Friday, celebrates the growth of co-op education programs across the country. Students, employers and academic institutions have benefited from co-op since its launch at the University of Waterloo in 1957. Today, Waterloo now is home to the world's largest co-op program.