News Archive 2018

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2018 in review: our top 10 Engineering news stories

It was an incredible year of achievements for our engineering students, faculty, and alumni

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Overcoming the diversity challenge in STEM fields

Lianne Lefsrud explains how increased diversity in the workforce can benefit our economy

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14 Not Forgotten

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women serves to remind us of gender-based violence against women in Canada and...

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An entrepreneurial path for robotic vehicles

MecE PhD student carves an entrepreneurial path with robotic vehicles

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Researchers collapse oilsands tailings ponds "house of cards"

A team of University of Alberta engineering researchers, led by chemical engineering PhD graduate Tinu Abraham, has devised a new way of treating...

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Transportation engineering tests driverless shuttle on South Campus

Edmontonians can test the driverless test shuttle and provide feedback

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Becoming a world leader in biomedical engineering

Nir Katchinskiy graduates with PhD in electrical engineering

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Chemical and Materials Engineering Professor and Graduate Students receive awards from the American Welding Society

During the FABTECH convention in Atlanta, November 6, 2018, Prof. Leijun Li and his doctoral students Jason Wang and Rangasayee Kannan received two...

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First Indigenous woman to graduate with PhD in engineering from U of A finds true calling

Oilsands remediation expert Chelsea Benally fulfils lifelong dream to help the environment after being sidetracked.

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Daneshmand awarded UAlberta's top research prize

Electrical and Computer engineer says award is a joint achievement with her research students

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Artificial intelligence hub to connect small business to academics and high tech

Federal funding supports AI-Hub, an open-source centre to help grow and diversify the economy

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The Founder of the Faculty: our first professor died in the service of others

The City of Edmonton declares November 14, 2018, William Muir Edwards Day in honour of the University of Alberta's first engineering professor

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Dr Zhenghe Xu receives ASTech Outstanding Achievement in Science & Engineering Award

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The mechanics of a notorious pest

MecE Professor Emeritus pursues lifelong passion for bugs !

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Cezary Kucharski receives the 2018 University of Alberta Support Staff Research Enhancement Award

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Chevron makes key donation to engineering safety and risk management program

Chevron investment will advance academic excellence in engineering safety and risk management

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MecE grad named top 30 under 30 by Alberta Council for Global Cooperation

Mechanical engineering grad named top 30 under 30

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Galaxy of achievements in space exploration

Engineering students, alumni, professors, are leaders in space exploration

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Galaxy of achievements in space exploration

Engineering students, alumni, professors, are leaders in space exploration

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Engineering students piloting their way to aerospace industry

Aero Day gives students opportunity to connect with key aerospace leaders

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Ultimate garage gets major funding gift

The Elko Engineering Garage will provide engineering students with new hands-on learning opportunities, using tools and equipment to build devices...

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Innovator and philanthropist Fred Pheasey to receive Alumni Honour Award

Fred Pheasey joins 23 other exceptional alumni in 2018 awards presentation

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Engineer moves mountains, encourages women to enter profession

Engineer heading Panama Canal Expansion Project brings insights to inaugural Women in Engineering Summit

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Federal funding boosts DiscoverE's impact on youth

Engineering outreach program awarded $75,000 to help get kids excited about engineering, science and technology.

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Engineering Garage will be the ultimate makerspace

Engineering students are laying the groundwork for a $3.8-million makerspace

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Globe-trotting student completes Engineers Without Borders placement, takes on Australian research opportunity

Engineering student gains international, multicultural learning experiences

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Vanier scholarships fuel biomedical and environmental research

UAlberta engineering doctoral students awarded major scholarships to fund exceptional research projects

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Tenaris supports kids in STEM with gift to DiscoverE

Industry commitment to community will inspire more children with love for STEM

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Building a future in engineering

Two high school seniors dabble in modern masonry and discover what it takes to be an engineer.

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Take the survey: How comfortable are you on city bike lanes?

UAlberta engineering grad student surveys Edmontonians to improve the future of city bike infrastructure.

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Satellite imager takes test flight aboard stratospheric balloon

Engineering student group AlbertaSat tests satellite equipment in the Earth's stratosphere.

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Engineering the Earth's atmosphere

Engineering students test effectiveness of geoengineering aerosols in the upper atmosphere.

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Student-built rover tackles out-of-this-world challenges

Space exploration vehicle will compete against 17 other rovers this weekend at an international student competition.

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UAlberta Engineering ranked among world's top 50 in eight subjects

Engineering, MBA programs lead list of subjects rated among world's best in 2018 Shanghai rankings.

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Construction in full swing for "Engineering Garage" and design spaces

New facility will give students hands-on learning experiences and new learning spaces

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Autonomous robot to make a splash at international competition

The Autonomous Robot Vehicle Project (ARVP) team sets its sights on top spot at RoboSub 2018 competition.

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Students build bridges and brighter futures for Bolivian children

Children from the community of Chavarrias, Bolivia will now be able to attend school during the rainy season, thanks to a group of U of A...

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Smart road network gets security upgrade with new federal funding

Researchers will test secure connections enabling automated vehicles and roadside equipment to communicate without comprising people's privacy.

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International Women in Engineering Day

There's undeniably room for improvement, but we're trying to live International Women in Engineering Day every day. This collection of stories...

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Protected bike lanes reduce stress, travel time for riders: study

Expanded connectivity means shorter trips and lower stress for bicycle commuters, U of A student's research shows.

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Students taking charge of Diversity in Engineering

A group of engineering students is set on measuring diversity and inclusivity and improving the culture of engineering school and the profession.

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Fulfilling our promise

Values. What we value defines us as individuals. Shared, values bring us together in common cause, for common good...

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A perfect score

Engineering grad Nathan Olson's perfect 4.0 GPA stems from his desire to help people.

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Pave the way for the King of the Roads

Ralph Haas, the "Father of Pavement Management" is presented with the university's highest honour

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Hacking his way to a degree, and overcoming fear of failure

Arjun Kalburgi made a point of taking risks and trying new things on his way to a computer engineering degree

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The best way to learn about race cars is to build one

A mechanical engineering graduate leverages her student group involvement to learn new skills and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Space odyssey continues for graduating engineer

European space manufacturer creates job to lure Tyler Hrynyk, who helped guide Ex-Alta 1 into space.

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Student's journey touches everything from lipstick and oil sands to finances and investing

Akash Gupta has been given the tools to nurture his creative and entrepreneurial interests

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The Structure of Things: graduate discovers his passion for the material world

Whether it's guitar pedals, Lego, or the structure of things, Tim Schwalfenberg found a way to connect the dots during his materials engineering...

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Unlocking the power of 3D touch

Professor Walied Moussa and graduate student Shichao Yue are advancing touchscreen technology into new territory

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It's not about the car: graduate says vehicle team is building the future

Jason Wang is taking the big-picture view of clean energy

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Bringing more voices to the table

The 2018 CCWESTT conference helped hundreds of women join the conversation about diversity and inclusivity in science, engineering, trades, and...

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Video: AlbertaSat team alumni presentation

Students deliver video address about AlbertaSat to engineering alumni

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Trading a trade for a degree in engineering

Sheldon Holland pockets his pipefitter's ticket in favour of an engineering degree

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Toboggans, teamwork, and small-town feels

Student clubs make meaningful memories for engineering graduate

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Collaboration powers research on oil sands partial upgrading

Oil sands upgrading technology could be a game changer

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Interdisciplinary approach breaks barriers to entrepreneurship

Students get a taste of startup culture in inaugural entrepreneurship bootcamp class

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Our natural resource resource: Honorary degree address by David Lynch

Former dean of engineering encourages responsible development of resources in honorary degree address

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Mechanical engineering in the late Cretaceous

Mechanical engineers are helping paleontologists to analyse the evolution of dinosaurs

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Success can feel like failure

Working at the limits of your field can be frustrating

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Our university's values

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Success can feel like failure

Work at the cutting edge does not always work

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Preserving the special gift of convocation

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Meet the Faculty of Engineering's newest Canada Research Chairs

Eight engineering faculty members are appointed as new CRC chairholders

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Space agency funding starts countdown for Alberta's second satellite

UAlberta is collaborating with Yukon College and Aurora College in the Canadian CubeSat Project

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Scholarships mean more than money

Mining Engineering students feel the full impact of philanthropy

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Follow up message from Fraser Forbes

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Message from Fraser Forbes

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The circle of giving: alumnus recognized for community support

Reza Nasseri is awarded the APEGA Community Service Award

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Civil Engineering professor awarded for impact on education

Simaan AbouRizk has been awarded the APEGA Excellence in Education Award

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UAlberta EcoCar team introduces redesigned prototype and UrbanConcept vehicles - Sofie and Alice

Students reenvision zero-emission automobiles

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Walking to charge your phone: researchers build prototype for nano-scale power generator

Clean energy source uses quantum physics to create electricity

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MEG Energy helps make learning STEM fun

Five-year donation to DiscoverE camps benefits more kids and communities

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UAlberta student-led team creates roving security robot that identifies intruders

Engineering student leads team to three top prizes at 24-hour hackathon in San Francisco

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Fundraising to the finish line

Help the U of A Formula SAE team get to the races

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Change is coming to Faculty of Engineering websites

Starting March 14, 2018, the Faculty of Engineering websites will be getting a new look and feel and improved functionality.

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Students take their place among space industry leaders

AlbertaSat team members get warm welcome at national small satellite conference

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HackED: Students and mentors get creative in 24 hours of coding

Computer Engineering Club hosts massive hack-a-thon

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Funding fuels advanced biomedical engineering research

Research to help mend bones, visualize heart disease and treat perinatal brain injury receives major funding support

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Study in Japan: One student tells you why you should

The Nagoya University Summer Intensive Program is a great study abroad opportunity

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New federal support for smart cars and roads

Cars that communicate with each other, better energy storage and better bioproducts among research projects receiving $3.3 million from Western...

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It ain't heavy, it's my concrete toboggan

UAlberta GNCTR prepares to shred the competition

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Mechanical engineering students sail to the stratosphere

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Engineering student improves Stantec Tower

Future workers in Edmonton's 66-storey Stantec Tower will have a University of Alberta chemical engineering graduate student to thank for a healthy...

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Find a Job at Career Fair

Dozens of companies have set up shop in the Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex solarium as part of a two-day Engineering Career Fair.

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New term brings in new Faculty members

Expanding Faculty brings in major professionals with vast backgrounds and exciting opportunities.

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Molecular handshakes for bitumen and oil sands tailings cleanup

Hongbo Zeng explores new oil sands clean-up techniques as Canada Research Chair in Intermolecular Forces and Interfacial Science

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4D printing could pave way to engineering human organs

New technique allows researchers to create technology that also has a biological function