News for Future undergraduate students

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Waterloo’s synthetic biology iGEM team awarded silver standing at annual international competition

iGEM lab team in lab coats

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.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

New Global Experience Course Pairs Science and Entrepreneurship in Israeli Setting

SCI 230 class in Israel

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.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

WatSolve team wins Fusion Conference case competition

Winners from the Fusion case competition holding a large blue cheque.

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.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Science and Business students explore the impact of AI in the clinical diagnostic process

Capstone group photo with supervisors and special guest Dr. Maura Grossman.

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.

Monday, March 14, 2016

New Science Teaching Complex to be a hub for future students at March Break Open House

students at welcome booth in science teaching complex

For the first time, the Faculty of Science will host its March Break Open House activities in its brand-new Science Teaching Complex.

Since the building opened in January, students are regularly seen making their way through the atrium to class, meeting at Starbucks or peering into the mysteries of the universe at sparkling new lab benches.

However, on Saturday March 19th the scene will change to welcome more than 1,000 future undergraduate Science students, eager to see for themselves what the Faculty has to offer.