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Friday, November 3, 2017

Not just making Tylenol anymore: Undergrad labs expose students to the cutting edge of chemistry

Quantum nanodots experimental results showing the colour of the dots versus time of reaction.

By Dr. Rick Marta
Chemistry Instructor, University of Waterloo

At the University of Waterloo, we are constantly upgrading our undergraduate chemistry labs to keep pace with today’s technology. This isn’t just a matter of honing professional skills. I believe that students genuinely enjoy learning about the science that shapes their everyday lives.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Winning tiles from Waterloo's 2017 Periodic Table Contest unveiled

Period Table New Element contest winning tiles for Nihonium, Muscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson.

Four new tile designs for the Periodic Table Project were announced this fall as winners of the New Elements Contest organized Chem 13 News magazine, the Waterloo's Chemistry outreach magazine for chemistry educators.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Giving graduate students a hands-on approach to hydrology

Dr. Brewster Conant kneels to measure the depth to water in a newly installed drivepoint piezometer.

Each spring, the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences raises the bar with their renowned research in hydrology.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Reflections on the history of the School of Optometry and Vision Science

Optometry Exam

By Jake Sivak and Bill Bobier, School of Optometry and Vision Science

Thursday, June 15, 2017

More than 900 Science graduates cross the stage at the 114th convocation ceremonies

60th Anniversary Waterloo cupcakes

The Faculty of Science held its 114th Convocation ceremonies yesterday to celebrate the achievements of two honorary degree recipients, four highly distinguished honorees and 920 graduating students. Among them, 837 Bachelor degrees, 50 Master degrees and 33 Doctoral degrees were conferred.

Morning ceremony