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May 27, 2016 3-D model reveals how invisible waves move materials within aquatic ecosystems A 3-D model of mode-2 internal waves

Garbage, nutrients and tiny animals are pushed around, suspended in the world’s oceans by waves invisible to the naked eye according to a new 3-D model developed by mathematicians at the University of Waterloo.

David Deepwell, a graduate student, and Professor Marek Stastna in Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics have created a 3-D simulation that showcases how materials such phytoplankton, contaminants, and nutrients move within aquatic ecosystems via underwater bulges called mode-2 internal waves.

May 27, 2016 High school students gear up for electric vehicle challenge

Teams from 14 high schools across Ontario will compete in the fifth annual Waterloo High School Electric Vehicle Challenge at the University of Waterloo on Saturday.

Students will face off in endurance races, driving the cars they have designed and built on a temporary racecourse set up on Waterloo’s East Campus.  

Unique to Waterloo Engineering, the challenge involves engineering knowledge, experiential learning, fabrication skills, and teamwork. There are prizes for the best results on the racetrack, as well as excellence in engineering design and manufacturing.

May 27, 2016 Silicon Valley VC firm partners with Waterloo Engineering for new $2 million entrepreneurship program Lyon Wong announces the new VC program

The University of Waterloo is partnering with a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm to provide a new entrepreneurship program for students that includes access to a $2 million venture capital fund and expertise from the world’s leading startup ecosystem.

Starting this June the Waterloo Engineering | Spectrum 28 Student Venture Program will provide senior students with early-stage venture support through pop up classes and expert mentorship in addition to the opportunity to compete for funding.

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