Leading minds share their thoughts at ESEC 2017

Jan. 24, 2017

The Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC) exposes young students to a broad spectrum of engineering fields, inspiring them to discover their own interests. (Photo: Ben Ouyang, EngSci 1T2 PEY)

Flying machines, NBA basketball analytics, and automated traffic control–these are just some of the topics explored at this year’s Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC).

See photos from the event.

Over the last twelve years ESEC has grown to be one of the cornerstones of the EngSci experience.  This lively, day-long event brings leading minds from a wide range of engineering disciplines to Toronto to share their insights with EngSci students.  “ESEC is an important EngSci tradition and we are so happy to hold this event each year,” says Professor Deepa Kundur, Chair of the Division. “This year’s speakers were outstanding and our students were well deserving of the experience to listen to an interact with eminent members of their fields.”  For students in the foundation years, this is a rare chance to hear about current research and career trends from thought leaders in their respective areas.

ESEC 2017 speakers (left to right): Brian Yutko, Cameron Piron, Eric Khoury, Paul Johns, Angela Schoellig and Donald Sadoway. Not pictured: Baher Abdulhai and Avanindra Utukuri. (Photo: Ben Ouyang, EngSci 1T2 PEY)


Weren’t able to attend?

Watch videos of ESEC speaker Donald Sadoway (7T2) presenting his work on liquid metal batteries, or Eric Khoury (1T0) talking about how he uses data analytics to help the Toronto Raptors.