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Engineers, start your right brains

By Godfrey Mungal (7T5), Dean, School of Engineering, Santa Clara University When I studied engineering at the University of Toronto and California Institute of Technology, it was all left-brain work. My classmates and I knew that career success depended on linear, logical and analytical talents. Left-brain thinking also dominated much of my career as a… Read more »

EngSci students develop a global perspective

For the last three years, EngSci students have been cyber-mentors for students attending the Asian University for Women. For full story, click here.

EngSci student contributes to winning innovation

Aakash Sahney (1T2) is among an elite group recognized with U of T’s first Inventor of the Year Award. He is a co-inventor of MarcoPolo, an alternative to the communication aids used by those with speech and language challenges. For full story, click here.

Three EngSci students make The Next 36 list

Nine U of T students, including Shahed Al-Haque (1T1), Shane Gu (1T3) andSaksham Uppal (1T1), have been selected as finalists for The Next 36, a national competition and training program that aims to transform students into high-impact entrepreneurs. Read full story here.

6th Annual Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC)

On Friday, January 14, 2011, the 6th Annual Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC) will be held at the University of Toronto. The objective of this annual one-day conference is to broaden our students’ horizons in their fields of specialization. Since 2006, we have been inviting world leaders in each of our various Options to present… Read more »

“Snowbird” Ornithopter makes Toronto’s Top 10 Viral Video list

Engineering’s biggest story of 2010 may well have been that of the “Snowbird” human-powered ornithopter, piloted by EngSci alumnus and UTIAS doctoral candidate Todd Reichert (0T5), with Professor Emeritus James DeLaurier acting as faculty advisor. The aircraft with flapping wings, a project of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, flew for 19.3 seconds during its record-breaking flight… Read more »

Two EngSci students receive Engineers Canada Awards

Two Engineering Science students, Jane Chui (1T0) and Mike Klassen (1T0) were co-recipients of the Student Gold Medal Award. Jane Chui is an outstanding future engineer who has demonstrated a commitment to her fellow engineering students here and abroad through her involvement in the NSight Mentor Program and the Asian University for Women’s Cybermentor Program. Jane is co-creator of… Read more »

EngSci Student Receives William Peyton Hubbard Memorial Award

Evelyn Mukwedeya (1T0+PEY) has taken another award, this time the William Peyton Hubbard Memorial Award. Mukwedeya, who took the CEMF women in engineering award in April, accepted her new award at a luncheon in Toronto on July 15th, hosted by Laura Formusa, President and CEO of Hydro One. In 1992, Ontario Hydro established educational awards for… Read more »