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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Students experience entrepreneurialism in South Korea

From left to right: Rachel Thompson, Linna Zheng , Samiya Hirji , Hong Yang, Alex Lin.

From left to right: Rachel Thompson, Linna Zheng , Samiya Hirji , Hong Yang and Alex Lin. 

Five Waterloo students recently travelled to the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Seoul, South Korea for a one-week entrepreneurship conference and boot camp.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Earth and Environmental Sciences celebrates 50 pioneering years

Earth and Environmental Sciences celebrates 50 pioneering years

Over its fifty-year history, Earth Science faculty have earned an international reputation as pioneers in contaminant hydrogeology and leaders in outreach through their award-winning Earth Sciences Museum.

Monday, September 28, 2015

The quantum vacuum takes shape

The concepts of a quantum vacuum and quantum vacuum fluctuations are still not accepted by everyone. However, a group of researchers including Chris Wilson from the Department of Physics and Astronomy have found further evidence that the two concepts are a reality.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Science Outreach celebrates the do-it-yourself spirit at Maker Expo

UWaterloo Let's Talk Science at Maker Expo.

In celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit, the University of Waterloo’s Science Outreach team brought science to life through fun, hands-on activities at Maker Expo.

From electrifying demonstrations such as the Van de Graff generator to creating a cloud in a bottle, the activities inspired youths and adults alike to discover the science behind static electricity and condensation.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Waterloo’s golden touch: Scientists’ research paper selected as most influential in journal’s history

Professor Juewen Liu

Until recently, attaching DNA strands to the surface of gold nanoparticles was slow and incomplete. But a breakthrough finding in 2012 by Waterloo scientists resolved many long-standing questions and paved the way for advances in biosensor technology.