Each year since 2005, a group of students from the University of Waterloo has been embracing the challenging, but rewarding world of synthetic biology, problem solving and researching for the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition. This competition brings together teams from countries around the world to showcase projects, and learn from each other at an annual conference.
Walking the streets of Jerusalem, swimming in the Dead Sea, and visiting the Holocaust memorial museum Yad Vashem are not the typical types of experiences that come to mind when imagining an undergraduate business class. Yet these are some of the highlights of the new SCI 230 class offered through the Faculty of Science.
Three delegates represented the WatSolve Consulting Group, a pro-bono student-based consulting group within the University of Waterloo’s Science and Business Program at this year’s Fusion Case Conference. The team tied for first place, receiving a $1,500 cash prize.
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed types of cancer, but what if there was a way to decrease the odds of misdiagnosis? As part of the first-ever Science and Business Capstone project, four students proposed a way to implement artificial intelligence (AI) in the diagnosis process that can help assist doctors in making the right call.