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Top GTA high school grads joining EngSci

Four of GTA’s top scholars – Harris Chan, Ashley Deonarain, Shums Kassam and Tommy Pearson – will be joining the Division of Engineering Science in September 2011. For the full story, click here.

The diversity of computer science

Eitan Grinspun  (9T7) describes how his education prepared him for many career paths. For full story, click here.

New Chair of EngSci

Professor Mark Kortschot (ChemE) has been appointed Chair of EngSci for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2011. Professor Kortschot is himself a graduate of EngSci program (8T4), and spent the first 15 years of his teaching career teaching Physical Chemistry to first-year Engineering Science students. For more information about his appointment, click here

U of T victorious at RoboGames

For the second year in a row, TSA Inspected took gold at the RoboGames. TSA Inspected is a 120-pound remotely operated combat robot built by four members of the U of T community, including EngSci student Wen Cheng Chong (1T2). For the full story, click here

Two alumni inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

Allan Carswell (5T6)  and Thomas Tiedje (7T3) are among 45 2011 Fellows selected by CAE. The CAE comprises the country’s most accomplished engineers, who have demonstrated their dedication to the application of science and engineering principles in the interests of Canada and its enterprises.   Allan Carswell is an internationally recognized engineer, academic and entrepreneur in the field… Read more »

Two alumni win Trans-Canada (McKee) Trophy

Todd Reichert (0T5) and Cameron Robertson (0T8) receive Trans-Canada (McKee) Trophy from the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. For the full story, click here.

Alumnus receives Honorary Degree from Clarkson University

Congratulations to Bernard Amadei (7T9), founding President of Engineers Without Borders-USA and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders-International, who has been awarded an honorary degree from Clarkson University in recognition of extraordinary achievement.  Amadei was recognized for his “remarkable vision and his pioneering approach to educating globally responsible engineers for the future and his passionate commitment to sustainability.”… Read more »

Praxis gets first year EngSci students involved at civic level

Everything from retrofitting the much-ridiculed “street furniture” litter bins to reducing pathogens in city beaches – these were some of the challenges tackled by University of Toronto Engineering Science students. The first year students presented their solutions at the Praxis II Design Showcase held at the university’s Bahen Centre for Information Technology Tuesday. Globe and… Read more »

New app helps those who can’t speak to be heard

Around the world, there are millions who cannot speak, either because of brain injuries or conditions such as autism. Now, some students at the University of Toronto have come up with an app that merges a voice synthesizer with a GPS to give people the words they need, wherever they are. The device is called… Read more »