News archive - April 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Discovery Elevator Pitch Competition - Finalists

The 3B team of Tess Alexanian, Frank Alfieri, Amin Ghafelehbashi, and Brian Stock has advanced to the finals of the OCE Discovery Elevator Pitch Competition.  A warm congratulations to this team.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Valedictorian blurb

The Systems Design Engineering Department is proud to announce that SYDE graduate Ayman Nadeem is this year’s valedictorian. Ayman will speak on behalf of the Faculty of Engineering at the Engineering Convocation, Saturday, June 14 2014.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pebble bets on open platform for wearable tech

A 27-year-old University of Waterloo graduate is going toe-to-toe against Google and Apple this year over the best platform for wearable technology.

Eric Migicovsky was warmly received at his alma mater on Tuesday, where the smartwatch pioneer and founder of Pebble was a keynote speaker at the university's Innovation Summit. Read more.

Monday, April 7, 2014

SYDE students won two awards at the Design Capstone Competition.

On Friday, a 4th year Systems Design Engineering design group called Wearability won 2 awards at the Design Capstone Competition! They won people's choice award and they also won the Norman ESCH Entrepreneurship Award!

Project: "Measurement of muscle effort during exercise to enhance training and avoid injury."

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Congratulations to 3B Workshop Symposium Winners!

Thanks to numerous judges who came out and helped with judging the 3B workshop symposium.  All these efforts are appreciated and helped with deciding the overall winners.


First Place: Embla (mouse positioning for people with tremors)

Group Members: Tess Alexania, Frank Alfieri, Amin Ghafelehbashi, Brian Stock

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