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“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 »