Posts Tagged: student life

U of T Engineering students win global speedbike competition

U of T Engineering’s Human-Powered Vehicle Design Team (HPVDT) has won the 2017 World Human Powered Speed Challenge. Their recumbent bicycle, named Eta Prime, was clocked at an impressive 127.6 kilometres per hour, the fastest in this year’s competition. “It is a great success for the team,” said Calvin Moes (MSE PhD candidate), Eta Prime’s pilot and… Read more »

Celebrating undergraduate research with the 10th annual UnERD

From improving communications technology to generating sustainable energy, undergraduate students are sharing their discoveries and innovations with the world. This year marks the 10th anniversary of U of T Engineering’s Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD). The event enables undergraduate students to present the research projects they’ve worked on over the last several months, in labs across… Read more »

Polaris: Blue Sky Solar Racing team unveils its newest vehicle

The U of T Engineering Blue Sky Solar Racing team revealed Polaris, its ninth-generation vehicle, at a showcase event held today on U of T’s St. George campus. “Polaris, the north star, has guided northern adventurers for centuries,” says Blue Sky managing director Frank Gu (Year 4 ECE). “We hope that she will guide us toward a… 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 »

U of T Engineering students receive record number of 2017 Cressy Awards

Twenty-eight U of T Engineering students were presented with 2017 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards at a ceremony held on Tuesday, April 25. This marks the highest number of recipients from the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering since the program’s creation in 1994. Each year, the Cressy Awards are presented to graduating students who have… Read more »