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.
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 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.
Industry 4.0 Team
The University of Waterloo Industry 4.0 design team is focused on promoting the unique Management Engineering program offered here at the University.
Our team designs and organizes an "industry 4.0"-theme competition for high school students across the country to participate in and learn about these concepts in a fun and engaging manner.
The members of our team get the opportunity to plan and execute a competition from scratch and deal with all the various components that go into such a project, all the while learning more about our field. We also work with a custom scale factory that we model the competition after. This side of the team allows our members to get involved and develop the skills required to build and maintain such a factory.
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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, rewiring naturally-occurring genetic components using principles from synthetic biology. The team competes annually at the iGEM competition, allowing students to explore new and exciting ways to solve real world problems using biological parts.
MedTechResolve aims to automate the process of diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis, both inside and outside of the emergency room (ER). Our current project focuses on shortening the waiting time as well as reducing excessive reliance on human assistance during triage in the ER. The team participates in the John Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition annually.
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.
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.
UW Orbital (Satellite Team)
UW Orbital is a group of determined individuals, of all different skill levels and programs, coming together to build a CubeSat with the goal of competing in the upcoming Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC). Throughout the design challenge, students will have the chance to learn about electrical, mechanical and firmware engineering, as well as get exposure to the managerial and business side of the space industry.
The team hopes to build a launchpad for students to enter the SpaceTech industry by providing technical, hands-on experience and opportunities to develop their professional networks. To learn more about how you can get involved in UW Orbital, please visit our website: https://www.uworbital.com/.
UWAFT Ecocar (Hybrid & Semi-Autonomous)
At UWAFT (University of Waterloo Alternative Fuel Team) 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.
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UWaterloo Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (UWaterloo IISE)
IISE is the world's largest professional society dedicated to the support of the industrial & systems engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. The UWaterloo IISE Chapter was formed in 2012 and has since gone on to provide countless opportunities and services for students to reach their full potential.
UW Blueprint strives to make technology accessible and useful for those who create communities and promote public welfare. We are a group of students dedicated to building and promoting technology for social good. We partner with non-profits to provide technology services such as web applications, mobile applications and analysis tools—free of charge.
Blueprint was founded in 2012 at UC Berkeley. The University of Waterloo is Blueprint's first chapter outside of UC Berkeley.
UW REACT keeps the spirit of the FIRST Robotics Competition alive after high school by building fully autonomous FRC robots. We design, manufacture, program, and compete against other FRC teams, but without using a human driver. We also host the worlds largest Robot in 3 Days event every year, where two teams of students build FRC robots in just 72 hours, completing the entire FRC challenge 40 days before bag and tag.
UW Vex U Robotics Team
The UW VEX U Robotics design team; designs, builds and programs robots to compete in the international VEX U Robotics competition. Every season a new challenge is announced in which over 300 teams spend the year constructing, optimising and competing against each other. These robots are capable of precise object manipulation, visual object detection, unaided autonomous motion and navigation, driver-assisted remote operation, and much more.
UW VEX U strives to push the boundaries of robotics by implementing various manufacturing techniques, advanced software control algorithms and sensor integrations combining all engineering disciplines. Our team welcomes new students with and without prior competitive robotics experience!
The Warrior Home Design Team is a multidisciplinary student design team at the University of Waterloo working towards implementing a high-performance, sustainable, and net-zero energy building in the affordable housing market. Each year, the team hopes to partner with a community that seeks to improve building design with a focus on sustainability and resilience.
In 2020, Warrior Home will be partnering with Ottawa Community Housing. The optimized designs, centred around energy efficiency and best construction practices, are innovative and affordable town homes that are molded around the community's unique needs while minimizing utility bills, as well as reduce the initial price of the homes.
In the past, Warrior Home has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region, the Chippewas of Nawash, an indigenous community settled along the Grey Bruce peninsula on the Neyaashiiningmiing reserve, and Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce. Members of the Warrior Home Design Team have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce and Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region to build the homes and bring the designs to life.
Each year, Warrior Home enters a design into the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. In 2021, Warrior Home will be competing and showcasing our designs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. In 2018, Warrior Home participated in the US Department of Energy's Race to Zero Design Competition. Competing alongside 84 teams, Warrior Home's optimized Habitat for Humanity townhouse placed first in the attached housing category.
WatChem is the first chemical engineering design team that offers students the opportunity to research and examine various chemical reactions to build unique power source and stopping systems and test it on a small-size car. The design team will be participating in the Chem-E-Car Competition that is held by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) every year. The team is currently working on building multiple power source and stopping designs to include as many chemical and nanotechnology engineers as possible.
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Waterloo Aerial Robotics Group (WARG)
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MIT-PITT-RW is a collaboration between graduate and undergraduate students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Pittsburgh, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and the University of Waterloo. The team was originally formulated to program a race car to drive autonomously around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the Indy Autonomous Challenge. The team continues to compete in additional autonomous racing competitions, which includes an annual display at the Consumer Electronics Show.
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 Rocketry Team
This isn't your uncle's hobby rocketry. Waterloo Rocketry 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!
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.
WATonomous is transforming a stock Chevrolet Bolt Electric Vehicle into a fully autonomous vehicle! We are 1 of 8 teams selected to compete in the SAE AutoDrive Challenge annually until the end of the competition in 2020. We have several sponsors supplying us with many of the sensors, software, computing platforms, and the Chevrolet Bolt EV itself, needed to complete this challenge.
The Waterloo Alternative Protein Project
The Waterloo Alternative Protein Project is the first chapter of the Good Food Institute’s Alt. Protein Project in Canada. The project aims to create a sustainable and secure food system through research, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The Waterloo chapter is working towards initiating Alt. Protein related research projects, encouraging students to create start-ups in the Alt. Protein industry, and making partnerships with existing start-ups. This chapter is also hoping to improve the taste, texture, and appearance of new protein products through lab testing in future terms.