News for Future students

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Graduating PhD students epitomize resilience and excellence

Andrew Wiebe.

Andrew Wiebe has been calling the University of Waterloo and the Faculty of Science home ever since the first year of his bachelor’s degree.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Modelling the mysteries of the universe, closer to home

Map of the world with COVID-19 virus particles overlayed

At first glance, astrophysics may not seem to have much in common with tracking and predicting the spread of a global virus. But to Professor Niayesh Afshordi, the link was clear – even early last year as our collective reaction to COVID-19 played out in real time.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Advanced technology may give new insights into dark energy

a view of space, with circles drawn for emphasis showing galaxies located on these circles

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), which started its main survey of the Universe on May 17 this year will allow researchers, including astrophysicists at the University of Waterloo, to study dark energy in ways that have not been possible before.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Microplastics pollution: Science researchers address key research gaps

strainer with microplastics taken from water body

Plastics pollution is a global environmental hazard with potentially harmful impacts on wildlife, ecosystem services, and human health and wellbeing. Microplastics in particular are of great concern because of their ability to be transported over great distances and absorb and disperse contaminants widely.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Developing inks to 3D print cells and tissue structures

Yun Wu working with a 3D printer in the lab.

To a scientist, trial and error is common in laboratories to refine new tests and methods, and look for potential problems on the small scale. But what happens when these techniques are meant for human tissues, such as for surgeries, medical tests, and treatments, where multiple different trials are not possible?