Engineering student team lights up low-income Mexico City community

A team of U of T Engineering students has been awarded $20,000 USD to implement a plan to provide solar-powered street lighting for Toltenco, a low-income neighbourhood in Mexico City. The students placed first in the Student Passport Initiative, an international competition that challenges students to meet a critical need by providing a new or upgraded… Read more »

Wheelchairs get robotic retrofit to become self-driving

A new academic-industry collaboration at U of T Engineering is harnessing improved sensors and artificial intelligence to make electric wheelchairs self-driving. The technology could greatly simplify the lives of more than 5 million power wheelchair users across North America, and millions more worldwide. Since electric wheelchairs were first pioneered by inventors such as George Klein (MechE 2T8) in the… Read more »

Sandro Young named U of T’s top student

Sandro Young (CompE 1T6+PEY) always knew he was interested in computers, circuits and electronics. What started as a middle-school passion — Young was an active participant in science fairs in Grades 7 and 8 — eventually led him to study in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) where today, he graduates… Read more »

U of T Engineering welcomes four global Pearson scholars

Deborah Emilia Solomon (Year 1 ChemE) came home one day to the good news that she had received one of the inaugural Pearson scholarships, a new prestigious and competitive U of T award for undergraduate international students. “I was overjoyed. I just started crying,” she said. “I was going through so many emotions at that moment because… Read more »

U of T Engineering student team takes first place at national drone competition

A U of T Engineering student team earned first place at the Unmanned Systems Canada Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Student Competition, held April 28 to 30 in Alma, Que. The University of Toronto Aerospace Team’s (UTAT) UAV Division designed a two-drone system capable of meeting this year’s challenge: to survey and locate nests of three… Read more »

Grads to Watch: Meet 14 global engineering leaders

At Spring Convocation on June 13, 2017, more than 1,800 U of T Engineering students will mark both the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will transition into our vibrant, global network of Skule™ Alumni, where they will continue to address pressing… Read more »

MusiKinesia device could ease therapy for patients with Parkinson’s

A wearable electronic device created by a team of U of T students could help Parkinson’s patients by providing auditory cues to help them practice certain movements. The device, called MusiKinesia, was created as part of the BME 498 Capstone Design Course taught by Professor Chris Bouwmeester (IBBME). In the first semester, teams of students reach out to… Read more »