WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, March 24, 2011) - The effects and impact of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster will be explored by a panel of experts in a public talk at the University of Waterloo on Monday.
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.
WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, March 23, 2011 ) - High school students keen about robots will compete this weekend at the University of Waterloo in a Canadian qualifying round for an international robotics competition.
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.
WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, March 22, 2011) - Future observatories on the moon that will allow researchers to examine problems in astrophysics will be explored in a free public lecture at the University of Waterloo on Thursday.
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.
WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, March 21, 2011) - The University of Waterloo, which pioneered co-operative education in Canada, will honour six top students during this year's national co-op education week.
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.