The Machine Design Trade Show on 30 Nov, 2017 was an amazing event! We had a large number of visitors from several public, and industry. The theme of the project this year was “Our Food”, where the 3rd year mechanical engineering students designed and built machines for food and agriculture applications. The judges selected the top 3 projects, and the SOE offered generous awards for the top teams.
The 8th annual School of Engineering Alumni Honours & Awards Banquet took place on Thursday November 16th and welcomed over 80 Alumni, partners and special guests. The evening celebrated the accomplishments of our esteemed award recipients, and to honour their dedication and commitment to the School of Engineering and the University of Guelph.
From a medical brassiere that assists healing after breast cancer surgery to an electronic glove that helps a deaf-blind person communicate more easily, University of Guelph students have come up with about two dozen bioengineering prototypes that can help improve life.
They were displayed Monday during a bio-instrumentation trade show on campus. The School of Engineering atrium teemed with people and ideas that may help the biomedical, health care, food and agricultural industries.
Providing expertise in water resources management while guiding the next generation of engineers.
Andrea Bradford, P.Eng., is one of us. She’s an OSPE member who has dedicated her career to environmental work with a sharp focus on water management for wetlands and rivers. As associate professor at the University of Guelph, she is a fierce supporter of engineering as a career, and is proud of her students who continue to change the world.
Why did you choose engineering as a career?
When 20 teams gathered for NextAI’s first venture day this September, competing to become the next Shopify, Uber or Wealthsimple – but powered by the machine learning technology this incubator hopes to help commercialize – the big winner was a machine-learning powered garbage bin that sorts and diverts waste away from landfills, while extracting consumption and demographic insights. It may seem odd, but over the past few years AI has spread ever more widely into our daily lives. Anticipating its next application could not only change the way we live our lives, but our entire economy.
Jerry Ennett is giving a helping hand to those in need – a hand made on a 3-D printer.
The University of Guelph biomedical engineering co-op student has been perfecting a printable prosthetic hand over the past three years. Made of durable plastic or nylon, it uses tension cables to activate the fingers.
In mid-November, Ennett will share the design and technique for making the affordable, functional hand with technicians in a remote medical clinic in southern India.
Congratulations to Professor Manju Misra for being presented with the 2017 AIChE Andrew Chase Division Award in Chemical Engineering. Prof. Misra was presented this award at the Annual AIChE Meeting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from October 29 to November 3, 2017.
University of Guelph innovation that led to the creation of the world’s first compostable coffee pods was front and centre at the Ontario Legislature today.
“Living Among Intelligent Machines” will be the topic of the second annual Derry Dialogues next week at the University of Guelph.
Experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence will take part in a panel discussion Nov. 6, 5:30-7 p.m., in Thornbrough 1200.
Prof. Bill Van Heyst appeared on Global News Oct. 17. He was asked to provide expert opinion on a new report about oil refineries and their effects on communities in Sarnia, Ont. Van Heyst, who is an expert in air quality, said allegations included in the report should be investigated. Van Heyst also researches agricultural air emissions and environmental engineering, and is the research program director of environmental sustainability in the School of Engineering.