Posts Tagged: multidisciplinary

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 »

Making sense of disasters: U of T Engineering offers new certificate in Forensic Engineering

When the Sunrise Propane plant exploded in August 2008, killing plant worker Parminder Saini, police, fire and ambulance were called first — and then forensic engineers. Forensic engineers are trained to find and analyse data from disasters, accidents and failures, and present an unbiased assessment of what the underlying cause may have been. “Unlike some witnesses, physical evidence… Read more »

U of T Engineering student wins Rhodes Scholarship

Stephanie Gaglione (Year 4 ChemE) has been selected as a 2017 Rhodes Scholar, a prestigious annual scholarship to the University of Oxford. The 22-year-old student, who is in her final year and minoring in bioengineering, was caught by surprise when she got the good news over the phone Saturday evening. “When they called, I went… Read more »

Meet U of T Engineering’s new head librarian

Mindy Thuna is the new head of the recently renovated Engineering & Computer Science Library. Located on the second floor of the Sandford Fleming Building, the library is a key research tool for students and faculty, with a print collection of 200,000 books and 1,200 current journal subscriptions…(read more)