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U of T EngSci students make award-winning assistive technologies

All across the University of Toronto, innovative and life-changing designs are being developedat the hands of engineering students. A team of first year EngSci students have developed The Swivet, a device which was originally designed to allow sledge hockey players to safely and independently carry their equipment, but which has also has a diverse range of additional applications. The students… Read more »

Tremendous Generosity and Contribution

Since 1989, the University of Toronto has recognized more than 2,120 alumni with Arbor Awards for their tremendous generosity and contribution to the experience of U of T students, faculty, staff and alumni. Below are the 2 of the 10 remarkable Arbor Award winners from U of T Engineering who were recognized at a ceremony… Read more »

Third Year Students Published

Paraffin-Nitrous Oxide Hybrid Sounding Rocket Reflection by third year (1T7) students, Thomas Leung and Jeremy Wang We recently authored a paper with  Eric Yang (EngSci ECE), and a few other U of T students, which has been accepted to this year’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC). The paper, titled “The Design and Organizational Approach to a… Read more »

Two EngSci alumni recognized by global Undergraduate Awards

Dominic Liao-McPherson (EngSci 1T4 + PEY) and Xiyu Liu (EngSci 1T4 + PEY). They join five other alumni from across  U of T named to the prestigious ‘Highly Commended’ list. To be ‘Highly Commended’, a student’s research or academic paper must be ranked in the top 10 per cent of more than 5,000 worldwide submissions. The… Read more »

One of Fifty Schulich Leader Scholarships

First-year Engineering Science student Christopher Choquette-Choo (1T9) is one of 50 young people across the country who has been recognized with 2015 Schulich Leader Scholarships for demonstrating significant leadership qualities, and received $80k. Christopher, left in photo:  “I’ve always wanted to be an inventor.”

Arthur Brown, 1T6 Aero Wins AIAA’s Aircraft Design Competition

Arthur Brown won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation’s Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition on October 16th 2015. Read more on the Faculty News website. This year’s competition asked contestants to submit a design for a very long range uninhabited strike vehicle that could fly autonomously for 1,000 nautical miles or more,… Read more »

World’s fastest bike created by EngSci alumni and students

A team of U of T Engineering Science alumni and students has created the fastest human-powered vehicle on earth — a bicycle that reached a top speed of 139.45 kilometres per hour (86.65 miles per hour) at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada, last week. The 25-kilogram speed-bike, named Eta after the Greek letter… Read more »

Help the Blue Sky Solar Race Team and Car ‘Horizon’ get to Australia

U of Toronto’s Blue Sky Solar Racing Team is traditionally comprised of a large percentage of EngSci’s, and this season they are competing as the only Canadian team racing against 45 teams from over 25 countries! “Thank you to all those who have contributed to our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign over the past month. With every… Read more »

Enriching their Studies with Summer Research Exchanges

Gao Jun Wu (Year 4 EngSci) studied at Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU-Darmstadt) in Germany. His research project investigated how birds, bats and insects use plunging airfoils — an engineering term for flapping wings — to fly. “I was specifically looking for some research opportunities in the field of aerodynamics, because I really want to pursue a… Read more »