News for Future students

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SYDE student on a radio show

Our 2B SYDE students, Katharine Carras, will be featured on a radio show today at 1:30. She is going to talk about working at Kik as a co-op and the Kik Codes Project. You can listen live at

Monday, July 20, 2015

Design exhibit showcases Internet of Things

Systems Design Engineering students will exhibit product designs that are themed around the Internet-of-Things (IOT) this week.

15 student groups in a third-year Systems Design Engineering course will present and demonstrate various product design prototypes.

The student groups were each required to select from a taxonomy of IOT application areas, namely:

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Startup taps into maker market with a DIY soldering iron

The maker movement — a global do-it-yourself culture of people who make things — has inspired a group of Waterloo Engineering students to create a soldering iron that’s safe and easy to use.

“We specifically designed the Solder Otter for the Maker Market,” said Vanessa Guido, a systems design engineering student and chief executive officer of Solder Otter. “We’ve had a lot of great feedback on our product.” [Read more]

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SYDE grad student won the Norman Edmund Inspiration Award

Shahid Haider from the Vision and Image Processing Research Group in the Department of Systems Design Engineering is the proud recipient of the 2014 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award, for his research on non-contact, handheld imaging to infer a patient’s blood glucose concentration. 

The Norman Edmund Inspiration Award honors the contributions made by Norman Edmund to advance the science of optics. The recipient of the award is chosen from among the 45 global finalists in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, who best embodies the legacy of Mr. Edmund. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Updated SYDE Movie

Humans in SYDE