Baja SAE Team
The University of Waterloo Baja SAE team designs and builds an off-road, single seat vehicle to compete annually at SAE sanctioned Baja competitions. The competition events include endurance, acceleration, top speed and manoeuvrability events. Each team is provided with a 10 horsepower engine that cannot be modified; the rest of the vehicle is designed and built from scratch every year, such as the frame, suspension, powertrain and controls.
Bridges to Prosperity
Connecting rural communities across South America, Africa and Southeast Asia to hospitals, educational institutes and economic opportunities one footbridge at a time. Our chapter designs a bridge appropriate to local topography in order for community residents to transverse over rivers and valleys, promoting accessibility by foot transportation. Following the approval of the design, a student team is sent to the recipient nation to supervise and participate in the construction of the bridge.
Concrete Canoe & Concrete Toboggan Team
The University of Waterloo Concrete Toboggan team competes in the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), the longest running student-based engineering competition in Canada. The Concrete Canoe Team competes in the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition (CNCCC). The teams' goals are to design, build and race a toboggan & canoe made entirely from concrete. Teams are judged on performance, technical design and team spirit.
Engineers for Hope
Engineers For Hope is a student design team created by University of Waterloo Civil Engineering students. The main goal of EFH is to provide design for various construction projects in third world countries.The global objective of this design team is to provide the essential elements of life to the unfortunate and protecting their social rights. In particular, EFH is focusing its strength on raising awareness among the community of the crisis facing the third world countries.
Engineers Without Borders
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an non-governmental organization founded by Waterloo graduates that work towards ending poverty within the world. With 34 professional and student chapters across Canada, we work to support initiatives in Ghana, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and many more countries. The University of Waterloo EWB chapter is committed to developing leaders with the skills and perspective necessary to create sustainable social change in local, national, and international communities, especially focusing on Indigenous communities within Canada. The UW chapter of EWB is also working towards a globalization of engineering curriculum and encourage growth within the fair trade market.
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Formula Motorsports Team
The Formula Motorsports team competes annually in the Formula SAE Competition, the the largest and most competitive student vehicle design competition in the world. The team designs, builds and races a small formula-style open wheeled race car every year. The competition includes engineering design and marketing presentations, acceleration and skid pad testing, and autocross and endurance races.
International Genetically Engineered Machine Team (iGEM)
The goal of the Waterloo International Genetically Engineered Machine Team (iGEM) is to engineer biological processes like electrical and software systems, re-wiring naturally occurring genetic components using principles from synthetic biology. The team competes annually at the iGEM competition, allowing students to exploring new and exciting ways in which biological parts can be applied to real world problems.
Midnight Sun Solar Car Team
The Midnight Sun Solar Rayce Car Team designs, manufactures, and races solar-electric cars capable of travelling on public highways. Our mission is to educate the public and promote innovation in sustainable energy technologies. Midnight Sun’s membership spans from the undergraduate level all the way to university alumni and come from all of UW’s six faculties. Our diverse team offers challenging work in the mechanical, electrical, and business disciplines, with project cycles spanning multiple years. The team competes in the American Solar Challenge and the World Solar Challenge.
Robotics Team (UWRT)
The uWaterloo Robotics Team focuses on the constantly evolving field of autonomous vehicles and the team frequently takes on multiple projects and competitions each year. These competitions have included the NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge, the International Autonomous Robot Racing Challenge, the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, the University Rover Challenge and a UW mini-sumo robotics competition as an introductory project for junior team members.
This isn't your uncle's hobby rocketry. The Waterloo Rocketry Team builds sounding rockets that deliver 10 pounds of payload to altitudes of up to 23 000 feet. This team competes annually at the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition, the world’s biggest competition between undergraduate rocketry teams. The Waterloo Rocketry Team designs and builds their own rocket engine, and performs engine tests on campus. If you’re up to try literal rocket science, give this team a shout!
Steel Bridge Design team
The Steel Bridge Design Team's focus is on designing, fabricating, and competing with a modular steel bridge at an annual international competition. The design portion requires creativity and a quick mind, with upper year team members helping to teach technical skills along the way. The fabrication team uses welders, mills, saws, and grinders to fabricate each module of the bridge. Team members will use real design codes, handbooks, and the computer software that they can expect to find in any design office.
University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT)
At UWAFT we continuously break new ground in the field of sustainable transportation through innovation, technology, and student engagement. Through active community involvement we spread the message of sustainability locally, nationally, and internationally.
University of Waterloo Autonomous Sailboat Team
The University of Waterloo Autonomous Sailboat team's goal is to win the International Robotic Sailing Regatta. Our team consists of a variety of engineers including Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical engineers. Besides sailing, we are passionate about complex electronics, robotics systems, and mechanical design. As a team we are working together to build something truly innovative. As a student team we rely on sponsors' help to work.
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University of Waterloo Clean Snowmobile Team
The Clean Snowmobile team competes annually in the Clean Snowmobile Challenge, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The competition focuses on reducing the environmental impact of snowmobiles. Each year the team modifies a stock snowmobile to reduce noise and tailpipe emissions. Events include noise and exhaust emissions, fuel economy, cold-start capabilities, acceleration and handling.
Waterloo Aerial Robotics Group (WARG)
The Waterloo Aerial Robotics Group provides support to all student-run unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) projects at Waterloo. These projects have included fixed wing aircraft for theUnmanned Systems Canada Competition and a fire detection quadrotor for a capston design project. The team also hosts engineering design competitions for upper year students at Waterloo.
Waterloo Formula Electric
Waterloo Electric (formerly Waterloo Hybrid) is an engineering design team dedicated to designing, building and competing race cars with electric powertrains. The team competes at the Formula SAE Electric competition in Lincoln, Nebraska. Unlike most motorsports programs, Waterloo Electric actively strives to achieve a unique mix of both performance and sustainability. The team is focused on advancing electric vehicle technology both for competitive and real world applications.
Waterloo Institute of Industrial Engineers Chapter (WIIE)
The Waterloo Institute of Industrial Engineers (WIIE) Chapter is dedicated to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. The WIIE Chapter provides support for management and industrial engineering through networking with professional engineers other industrial engineering institutions. WIIE annually competes against other IIE chapters across Canada during the IIE Annual Student Conference.
Waterloo Satellite Team
The University of Waterloo Satellite team (WatSAT) designs and constructs nanosatellites for the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge. The purpose of the competition is to design a 10 × 10 × 30 cm satellite weighing less than 4 kg that will perform a science mission in low-earth orbit for one year. The Canadian Satellite Design Challenge is a unique opportunity for students to work on genuinely space-worthy hardware, and the winning entry will be launched into space.
Waterloo Submarine Racing Team
The Waterloo Submarine Racing Team is the 1st human-powered submarine racing team established in Ontario, and one of the very few active teams in Canada. The underwater challenge involves designing, marketing, manufacturing, testing, and racing a human-powered submarine in competitions around the globe on a yearly basis. The team is currently competing in the International Submarine Races (US) and the European International Submarine Races (UK).
The University of Waterloo Supermileage team competes in the annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition. The team designs and builds high efficiency vehicles to race in April each year. From traditional internal combustion engines to fuel cell and battery electric engines, the team has the opportunity to compete in various design categories. Join the team in driving the future of mobility.
The Waterloop project is the response by a group of dedicated University of Waterloo students to the SpaceX Hyperloop pod challenge to independently design and build a prototype Hyperloop pod to be tested on a one-mile test track in Hawthorne, California in the summer of 2016.