News for Current undergraduate students

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

2022 Co-op Student of the Year Award goes to Pharmacy Student Camille Huo

Faculty of Science Co-op Student of the  Year Award Winner Camille Huo

Camille was recognized for her outstanding work term contributions and supporting the vaccination campaign

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Two science students recognized for exceptional teaching

Urja Nandivada and Justin Shmordok

The Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student recognize up to four students from across the University of Waterloo for excellence in teaching of all kinds (e.g., teaching assistant, laboratory demonstrator, sessional lecturer) by registered students.

This year, two of the four winners were from the Faculty of Science.

Urja Nandivada, Physics and Astronomy

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Waterloo chemists find new method for distinguishing mirror image molecules

Pharmaceutical drugs often take advantage of a specific shape in order to bind to the biological target. Some molecules, however, can exist with two versions that are mirror images of each other, similar to a left-handed and right-handed pair of gloves. In the body, often only one of the two molecules is an active pharmaceutical drug due to the difference in shape.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

An app for visualizing chemistry

A phone showing an amino acid in artificial reality when pointed at an image of an atom

In the field of chemistry, one challenge that students commonly encounter is difficulty visualizing molecules, their arrangements and relationship between atoms in space. While there are some tools already being used to address this difficulty, they each have some disadvantages as well. Molecular model kits are bulky, expensive, require students to spend valuable time building each molecule, and are also limited by the number of pieces in the set.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Science students part of winning youth challenge team

A student project to reduce plastic waste was recently chosen as the Canadian winner of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) Youth Innovation Challenge.