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Erin Richardson at MDA

‘My dream job’: How a PEY Co-op student is helping develop a new generation of autonomous space robots

March 4, 2021

  By Tyler Irving Erin Richardson (Year 3 EngSci) was in Grade 9 when she decided she wanted to be an astronaut. “We had a science unit on outer space, and I remember being completely fascinated by the vast scale of it all,” she says. “Thinking about how big the universe is, and how we’re… Read more »

conceptual sketch of smart UV lamp

Student research: helping to fight COVID-19 and other diseases

March 2, 2021

  How can we safely and quickly disinfect surfaces with minimal cost?  This is a question that everyone from public transit operators to grocery store managers have had to ask since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Frequent sanitizing of high traffic surfaces became a requirement to ensure public and employee safety.  But the cleaning can be… Read more »

NSBE past presidents

Black History Month: Presidents reflect on the impact of National Society of Black Engineers at U of T

February 22, 2021

Kelly-Marie Melville (ChemE 1T2 + PEY) was in her dorm room, just two weeks into her studies at U of T Engineering, when a fellow student Korede Owolabi (CompE 1T5 + PEY) and member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) U of T chapter came knocking on her door. “He gave me a… Read more »

Aimy Bazylak on CTV

Winter storms and power outages: Chair of EngSci’s energy systems major on creating a secure system

February 18, 2021

  A massive winter storm system recently caused large-scale power outages affecting millions in the United States of America. Professor Aimy Bazylak (MIE) was featured on CTV Your Morning to discuss the situation in Texas and why energy storage is critical for Canada’s energy security as extreme weather events caused by climate change become more… Read more »

Serving their community: EngSci students win University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards

February 11, 2021

  Two EngSci students are among this year’s recipients of the prestigious University of Toronto Student Leadership Award (UTSLA).  The awards recognize graduating students who have shown outstanding leadership, made sustained or high-impact volunteer contributions, and provided exemplary volunteer service to the University of Toronto. Katie Allison (Year 4) created improvements to student resources and… Read more »

Adriana Patino

EngSci student has a message for women and girls considering STEM fields: ‘You can’

February 11, 2021

  By Rahul Kalvapalle As a young girl growing up in Mexico, Adriana Diaz Lozano Patino (Year 3 EngSci) was always very clear on what she wanted to do when she grew up. “Since I was very young, I loved the idea of becoming a scientist – even though when you’re 10 years old, you… Read more »

Black History Month: Celebrating Black women in STEM

February 11, 2021

  Story by Liz Do & Tristan McGuirk In celebration of Black History Month, U of T Engineering invited students and alumni who identify as Black (including African, African-Canadian, African-Caribbean ancestry) and women to reflect on their experiences in STEM, the barriers they’ve faced in their career journeys, their inspirations, and the advice that they… Read more »

Nathalin Moy

Meet our alumni: Nathalin Moy (EngSci 1T6+1), energy policy analyst

February 1, 2021

  Technology does not exist in a void. To have a meaningful impact on society, its creators must consider social, cultural, and ethical impacts. New technological developments must also work within economic and legal constraints, and can inform government policy decisions. No one knows that better than Nathalin Moy (EngSci 1T6+1), who graduated from EngSci’s… Read more »

NSBEhacks 202 team

Toronto’s first-ever Black student-run hackathon returns for third year, going virtual and global

February 1, 2021

Bu Liz Do This weekend, 300 high school and university students will have 24 hours to code, design, build, network and learn from mentors at NSBEHacks 2021 — an event that aims to equalize the footing of Black and other minority students within science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. “Black-facilitated events like these are… Read more »

Meet Engineers Without Borders: U of T Chapter Co-Presidents Natalie Enriquez-Birch and Lauren Streitmatter

January 29, 2021

  By Rebecca Logan Tell us about yourselves: Natalie: My name is Natalie, I’m in Industrial Engineering. I started in Track One, and I decided to go into IndE. Right now I’m finishing my second year in Industrial Engineering but I’m actually in my third year at U of T. I did my second year… Read more »

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