The following news articles highlight the achievements and expertise of EngSci students and alumni. If you see Engineering Science in the news and would like to suggest that it appear here, email

Please note, at the time of posting, all articles contained working links. Links external to this site sometimes become invalid without warning. We strive to keep this website working well. Please email if you find a link that no longer works. Thank you.

Student-designed tool to help cancer patients speak again wins John W. Senders Award

Aug. 14, 2020 A flexible plastic plate dotted with electrodes may not seem like something that belongs in a human mouth, but this student-developed device could help give some cancer patients back the ability to speak or swallow. The innovative team behind the device are recent graduates Betty Bingruo Liu, Netra Unni Rajesh, Sulagshan Raveendrakumar,… Read more »

Meet three new chairs of EngSci’s majors

July 13, 2020 New chairs have been appointed for three of EngSci’s majors, beginning their terms in July 2020. Professors Stark Draper (ECE), Ashish Khisti (ECE), and Pierre Savard (Physics) will lead the machine intelligence, electrical and computer engineering, and engineering physics majors, respectively. We sat down with each to hear their thoughts on the… Read more »

EngSci students spark new solutions for COVID-19 challenges

July 3, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic rearranged the plans of students across U of T Engineering over the past few months, one question was on many minds: what can I do to help? Now, dozens of students are taking action. The U of T COVID-19 Student Engagement Awards were created to fund inspiring innovations… Read more »

EngSci math stars

June 25, 2020 Math is a core part of the EngSci program. The rigorous training and deep theoretical foundation students receive in Year 1 and 2 foundation courses help them to develop formal logic and algorithmic thinking, and strong problem-solving skills. It should come as no surprise then that the program exerts a certain kind… Read more »

EngSci’s 2020 Student Award Winners

June 1, 2020   Four outstanding graduating students are the recipients of EngSci’s 2020 student awards in recognition of the significant impact of their volunteer work within and outside of the university community. Students were nominated by their peers. The Spirit of EngSci Award and the Engineers for the World (E4TW) Award are presented to… Read more »

At age 18, EngSci’s youngest grad is just gettting started

May 28, 2020   In 2016, an incoming Year 1 EngSci student was making news.  At the age of just 14, Maddy (Xiaoxiao) Zhang (EngSci 2T0 Aerospace) was not only U of T’s youngest student, she was believed to be the youngest ever in U of T Engineering’s history.  That she chose to enter one… Read more »

What undergraduate summer research looks like in the time of COVID-19

May 26, 2020 By Tyler Irving Lauren Streitmatter (Year 2 EngSci) thought she’d be heading to Imperial College London this summer, but the pandemic had other plans. “I was really looking forward to the hands-on experience working in a research lab, as well as going to Europe for the first time,” she says. “After that… Read more »

EngSci student named Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University

May 11, 2020   Graduating student Netra Unni Rajesh (1T9 + PEY) has been selected from over 6,000 international applicants for a prestigious scholarship at Stanford University. She will join a cohort of students from around the world as a 2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholar as she pursues a PhD in bioengineering. Rajesh will focus her PhD… Read more »