EngSci Alumnus Funds First eSports Scholarship at U of T Engineering

January 18, 2017

“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 a passion for eSports. eSports stands for… Read more »

How an EngSci brought science to the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal

September 21, 2016

John Pye (Aero 9T2) has worked on many engineering problems, but probably none has had as much public scrutiny as his work on the NFL’s famous “Deflategate” scandal. In 2015, controversy erupted after allegations were made that the New England Patriots had tampered with footballs by underinflating them during a championship game. Tom Brady, the… Read more »

Student startups ready to hatch

June 7, 2016

EngSci students are behind two exciting startups that were incubated in the U of T Engineering’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery. PheedLoop is a new user-friendly platform that allows presenters to get live, anonymous feedback from audiences. Rahul Goel and Phil Isaac (both 1T6) got the idea in class, where student presentations were usually evaluated only by a… Read more »

EngSci’s Praxis Showcase in the Toronto Star

April 18, 2016

Each year, EngSci’s innovative Praxis design course challenges first-year students to do one thing: improve daily life in Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods and communities. Students fan out across the city to identify problems and work closely with stakeholders to design engineering-based solutions to challenges as varied as growing hops for microbreweries on urban rooftops or making… Read more »

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Magic Flying Machines

April 12, 2016

Professor Raffaello D’Andrea (EngSci 9T1) has a knack for making beautiful technology. At the recent 2016 I.I. Glass Lecture at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), he discussed his research into flying machines that often seem to have a touch of magic. His work at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control… Read more »

Alumnus Jonathan Sun

Jonathan Sun: Engineer, architect, social media sensation

April 4, 2016

  City builder? Cultural commentator? Hip-hop aficionado? It’s impossible to label Jonathan Sun (EngSci 1T1 + PEY). He’s trained as an engineer, interdisciplinary architect, visual artist, writer, performer and comedian. He may be best known by his Twitter alias “jomny sun, aliebn confuesed abot humamn lamgauge.” His tweets, which the The Yale Herald has described… Read more »

Jim Courtney: stepping up at the Pan Am Games

April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016 When alumnus Jim Courtney (EngSci 6T6) filled out the application to volunteer at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am & Parapan Am Games, it was the first step of more than half a million he would take. He thought he might be assigned as a stadium attendant. What he ended up experiencing went… Read more »

Improve the Accuracy and Speed of Stem Cell Production

February 3, 2016

PhD candidate Nika Shakiba (EngSci 1T0) has been named a recipient of a 2016 Jennifer Dorrington Graduate Research Award. Issued by the University of Toronto Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (CCBR), the award recognizes graduate-level research excellence and contributions to their field. As a member of Professor Peter Zandstra’s Stem Cell Bioengineering lab,… Read more »

Messaging company Kik acquires Blynk, a company co-founded by EngSci alumnus

January 13, 2016

Blynk was co-founded in 2013 by EngSci alumnus Shums Kassam and Jaclyn Ling while still undergraduates, and began as a fashion endeavour. The company has recently been acquired by Kik for use in the messaging app. For more information, check out the following articles: Globe and Mail TechCrunch

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