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Waterloo's latest Engineering grads take capstone judges for a ride

 Prof. Denis Beaulieu (Laval (retired)), James St Onge, Graeme Milligan, Stephen Phillips, and Prof. Charles Darwin Annan

Left to right: Professor Denis Beaulieu, James St Onge, Graeme Milligan, Stephen Phillips, and Professor Charles Darwin Annan

Every year, engineering students from across da face-off in the ultimate structural design challenge. This year’s competition, hosted by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) annual conference in London, Ontario, invited Canadian universities to submit one capstone design project for consideration. Out of 39 talented design teams, University of Waterloo selected “Four Flags Amusement” to represent Warriors on the CSCE stage.

Nanotech gardening startup takes root 

Most novel applications of nanotechnology tend to revolve around the fields of medicine or micro-robotics, leaving other fields largely unexplored. Recent Nanotech Engineering alumna Sonya Wach set out to change that by revolutionizing our approach to gardening.

Sonya Wach with the first prototype batch

Engineering alumni creates a trail-blazing app

Michael Weingert
Though engineering alum Michael Weingert had moved on from UWaterloo to work for Facebook over the summer, his ideas still follow him. 

Pitching for kidney care

Morteza and Andrew work in their lab in Velocity Science.

Engineering student competes for one million dollar prize in 43North

Next week, Qidni Labs will be one of 113 companies to pitch for a $1 million USD prize in the 43North semi-finals. The start-up, headed by Engineering alumni Morteza Ahmadi and fourth-year Engineering student Andrew Medonca, is based out of Velocity Science and is one of only seven companies headed to the 43North semifinals from Canada. In fact, they are the only company pitching from Kitchener-Waterloo.

Turning an idea into an e-boutique opportunity

Lily Wong

Photos by Tanja-Tiziana Burdi for NOW! Magazine.

Rose Athena is an e-boutique that allows women to put together their own personalized dresses and to purchase them online. Customers can choose from over 2,500 dress designs, each garment handcrafted from quality materials and tailored specifically to their style and form, including neckline, sleeve length, and hemline.