Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > University of Waterloo Engineering to Showcase Student Design

Abstract:
This week, the University of Waterloo will showcase fourth-year engineering student design projects in the annual Capstone Design Symposia.

University of Waterloo Engineering to Showcase Student Design

Waterloo, Canada | Posted on March 14th, 2014

Held during National Engineering Month, the symposia feature student innovation and design in 10 engineering disciplines ranging from chemical and geological engineering to mechatronics.

This year's symposia highlights include:

A Thermal Energy Recycling Initiative (TERI) that aims to recycle energy from water following use in household appliances;
The design and build of an open-wheeled Formula-1-style race car;
Surgical instrumentation designs for shoulder joint replacement surgery;
A magnetic nanocomposite for wastewater treatment that removes industrial pollution;
An asymptomatic concussion detection device;
An intelligent suitcase that allows travellers to track their own luggage through a website interface;
An autonomous robot that can locate trapped people and assist in rescue and evacuation efforts using 3D mapping.
The symposia will culminate with a pitch presentation on April 4, where qualifying student teams will compete for $60,000 in funding from The Esch Foundation.

In addition to the awards, venture capitalists Chamath Palihapitiya and Brigette Lau of The Social + Capital Partnership will provide two electrical and computer engineering projects with funding of $40,000, accompanied by industry mentorship and a co-op opportunity in Silicon Valley, Waterloo or Toronto, commencing in the fall.

Capstone Design is a degree requirement for Waterloo engineers. The program has spawned groundbreaking ideas such as the MYO armband and Pebble smartwatch along with start-ups such as BufferBox, Intellijoint HIP, Thalmic Labs, and Athos.

Symposia dates and times:

Mechatronics Engineering
Friday, March 14 | 1 to 5 p.m. | Great Hall, Davis Centre
Systems Design Engineering
Monday, March 17 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Great Hall, Davis Centre
Civil Engineering
Tuesday, March 18 | 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.| Room 3602, Carl Pollock Hall; 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Room 2350, Engineering 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wednesday, March 19 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Great Hall, Davis Centre
Management Sciences Engineering
Friday, March 21 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Great Hall, Davis Centre
Software Engineering
Friday, March 21 | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Great Hall, Davis Centre
Nanotechnology Engineering
Friday, March 21 | 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Great Hall, Davis Centre
Environmental and Geological Engineering
Thursday, March 27 | 12:30 to 5 p.m. | Room 401, Optometry & Vision Science Building
Mechanical Engineering
Wednesday, April 2 | 3 to 6 p.m. | Sedra Student Design Centre, Engineering 5
Norman Esch Capstone Design Awards
Friday, April 4 | 2 - 4:30 p.m. | Sedra Student Design Centre

####

About University of Waterloo
In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada's technology hub, has become one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Waterloo, as home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Media Contact
Pamela Smyth

University of Waterloo
519-888-4777
www.uwaterloo.ca/news
http://www.twitter.com/uwaterloonews

Copyright © Marketwire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers: Rice quantum experiments probe underlying physics of rogue ocean waves April 27th, 2017

Looking for the quantum frontier: Beyond classical computing without fault-tolerance? April 27th, 2017

Metal nanoparticles induced visible-light photocatalysis: Mechanisms, applications, ways of promoting catalytic activity and outlook April 27th, 2017

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results April 27th, 2017

Academic/Education

California Research Alliance by BASF establishes more than 25 research projects in three years April 26th, 2017

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Announces Total of 172 Teams Selected to Compete in Solar in Your Community Challenge: Teams from 40 states, plus Washington, DC, 2 Territories, and 4 American Indian Reservations, Will Deploy Solar in Underserved Communities April 20th, 2017

Rice crew revved for Nanocar Race: Nanocar creator James Tour and team take on international competition with single-molecule marvel April 20th, 2017

The Catholic University of Rome uses the JPK NanoWizard® AFM & CellHesion® systems to understand how cells sense and respond to mechanical stimuli April 5th, 2017

Discoveries

Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers: Rice quantum experiments probe underlying physics of rogue ocean waves April 27th, 2017

Looking for the quantum frontier: Beyond classical computing without fault-tolerance? April 27th, 2017

Metal nanoparticles induced visible-light photocatalysis: Mechanisms, applications, ways of promoting catalytic activity and outlook April 27th, 2017

Geoffrey Beach: Drawn to explore magnetism: Materials researcher is working on the magnetic memory of the future April 25th, 2017

Announcements

Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers: Rice quantum experiments probe underlying physics of rogue ocean waves April 27th, 2017

Looking for the quantum frontier: Beyond classical computing without fault-tolerance? April 27th, 2017

Metal nanoparticles induced visible-light photocatalysis: Mechanisms, applications, ways of promoting catalytic activity and outlook April 27th, 2017

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results April 27th, 2017

Environment

NanoMONITOR shares its latest developments concerning the NanoMONITOR Software and the Monitoring stations April 21st, 2017

Wood filter removes toxic dye from water April 21st, 2017

Making Batteries From Waste Glass Bottles: UCR researchers are turning glass bottles into high performance lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and personal electronics April 19th, 2017

Shedding light on the absorption of light by titanium dioxide April 14th, 2017

Water

Using light to propel water : With new method, MIT engineers can control and separate fluids on a surface using only visible light April 25th, 2017

Graphene holds up under high pressure: Used in filtration membranes, ultrathin material could help make desalination more productive April 24th, 2017

Wood filter removes toxic dye from water April 21st, 2017

Shedding light on the absorption of light by titanium dioxide April 14th, 2017

Industrial

Better living through pressure: Functional nanomaterials made easy April 19th, 2017

Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age March 22nd, 2017

CRMGroup in Belgium uses a Deben three point bending stage in the development of new steel & coated steel products for automotive and other industrial applications March 21st, 2017

Imaging the inner workings of a sodium-metal sulfide battery for first time: Understanding how the structural and chemical makeup of the material changes during the charge/discharge process could help scientists advance battery design for future energy storage needs March 9th, 2017

Events/Classes

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results April 27th, 2017

National Conference on Nanomaterials, (NCN-2017) April 21st, 2017

Nanomechanics, Inc. Unveils New Product at ICMCTF Show April 25th: Nanoindentation experts will launch the new Gemini that measures the interaction of two objects that are sliding across each other – not merely making contact April 21st, 2017

Forge Nano 2017: 1st Quarter Media Update April 20th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project