Awards and Accolades - September 2022

Celebrating the achievements of Engineering faculty, staff, students and alumni.

01 September 2022

Student Success


Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project 

The Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project (ARVP) student group returned from the Robosub 2022 Competition at the University of Maryland. Persevering through challenges such as mechanical misfires and code crashes the team was awarded 4th place for their accomplishments and was awarded $1,500 USD!! Way to go team!


AVRP team (Photo: Supplied).

Student Team for Alberta Rocketry Research 

The Student Team for Alberta Rocketry Research (STARR) successfully launched RINGO 1 to an altitude of 3253 m, only 35 m off of the team’s predictions, and also successfully recovered the rocket with zero damage other than a few scratches. RINGO I was the University of Alberta's first rocket competing in Launch Canada 2022 for the challenge of a targeted altitude of 10,000 ft. Congratulations team!


STARR Team (Photo: Supplied).

Formula SAE

Congratulations to our Formula SAE team on this weekend’s showcase! The team hosted an event showcasing their hard work and dedication to building this year’s race car!



Faculty Excellence

Hongbo Zeng, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering was awarded the 2022 Van Der Waals Prize. Awarded to scientists of high scientific merit who have contributed in an outstanding way to the development of the field of Noncovalent Interactions in Science. The winners of the van der Waals prize are selected by an International Advisory Board composed of researchers from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and South Africa, including academicians in several scientific academies. The Prize will be officially presented at the ICNI 2024 International Conference on Noncovalent Interactions.