December has begun, which means the year is beginning to wrap up. Exams are about to start, the weather has turned cold, and the prospect of a break from classes and assignments glimmers in the near future. To commemorate the closing of 2016, we are looking back on some of the awesome events that happened across campus in the past year.
Matthew working on the team car at the electric car race at UWaterloo
Picking a university program isn’t always easy, but when you follow what you love it makes choosing that much easier. For students like Matthew Rose, a first year in Mechatronics Engineering and a graduate of Bluevale Collegiate Institute, his involvement in his high schools’ Electric Car Club was a chance to pursue his passion and get first-hand experience in his future career.
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.
Ready to face some of the best university teams from Romania, India, and the United States, UWaterloo’s own Nanotech Engineering students took the 2016 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge. After packing up their trusted microbot, the team made the journey to Sweden, where they competed in tests of autonomy, accuracy and assembly.
UWaterloo archers channeled their inner Lord of The Rings spirit, hitting the target at this year’s Inter-university Archery Tournament. At the end of March, the club travelled to the University of Toronto for the fifth annual Ontario-wide competition. Shooting 60 arrows each was no sweat for the UWaterloo teammates, and much like Robin Hood, the team aimed true, winning first place overall with 3,058 points.
Have you ever worked on a co-op term with other UWaterloo students? Did you ever see them go above and beyond? Michelle Wesolowski and Tania Casaluce are two such students, who both made an exceptional impression on their employer.