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EngSci students take top prize at PennApps hackathon

Jan. 24, 2017   A team of Year 3 EngSci students received top honours at the PennApps hackathon at the University of Pennsylvania for their project called Socialytics, a mash-up of “social media” and “data analytics”.  The application uses technology like language processing to analyse large numbers of comments on social media posts and summarize… Read more »

Leading minds share their thoughts at ESEC 2017

Jan. 24, 2017 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… Read more »

EngSci alumnus funds first eSports scholarship at U of T Engineering

Jan. 18, 2017, by Jamie Hunter   “We need to reward the mavericks amongst us who may not fit into the mold of a traditional leader,” said Victor Xin (0T8 + PEY), reflecting the spirit of EngSci. This sentiment inspired Xin to start a new scholarship for an engineering student with high academic marks and… Read more »

‘Our students are fearless’: EngSci’s new Division Chair Deepa Kundur

Jan. 6, 2017 We are delighted to welcome Professor Deepa Kundur (ECE) to the role of EngSci Division Chair, starting in January 2017.  She succeeds Professor Mark Kortschot (ChemE), whose five-year term came to and end in 2016. Professor Kundur is an expert on cyber security and smart grids who previously served as Associate Chair for… Read more »

Far out! EngSci alumna helps astronauts do research on the space station

Jan. 2, 2017   What does it take to go from EngSci to helping astronauts stay in tip-top shape on the International Space Station (ISS)?  EngSci grad Kristen Facciol (0T9 Aerospace) knows.  She puts her engineering skills to work every day as an Aerospace Engineer at the Canadian Space Agency.  Her latest project is Astroskin, a… Read more »

Curling where no EngSci has curled before

Dec. 15, 2016 When he’s not putting his engineering and business skills to work in his day job, Jason Chang (EngSci 0T4 PEY, MBA 0T7) can often be found yelling “Hurry hard!” across the ice.  Chang recently led Hong Kong’s newly formed national curling team to its first ever international win at the Pacific-Asia Curling… Read more »

Let there be light! Meet an EngSci alumnus with bright ideas

Dec. 8, 2016   When John Paul Morgan (EngSci 0T1, ECE MASc 0T5) spent time in the Democratic Republic of Congo with Doctors Without Borders, he learned firsthand how important access to electricity is.  Communities that do not have access to power suffer from higher rates of disease and spend large parts of their days on time-consuming chores such… Read more »

Student clubs get a boost from alumni

Dec. 7, 2016 What does it take to get a rocket off the ground?  Just ask Jeremy Wang (Year 4 EngSci), executive director of the University of Toronto Aerospace Team (UTAT) and he’ll tell you it takes a lot more than just technical know-how. UTAT is just one of over 100 student groups that have… Read more »

Outstanding EngSci athletes honoured

Nov. 28, 2016 Is it possible to be a student in a program as academically challenging as EngSci and also be a top Varsity athlete?  You bet it is! We are very proud of the achievements of our students outside of the classroom, including those of our many Varsity athletes. Several EngSci students were honoured last… Read more »

Project Include brings the joy of coding

Nov. 28, 2016 Project Include is on a mission to empower all young people to benefit from the digital age.  Last year, this group of dedicated engineering student volunteers provided free coding boot camps and workshops to almost 200 youth and adults in six diverse low-income communities in the Toronto area, with support from Google and… Read more »