Dr. Ostafichuk awarded 3M Teaching Fellowship

Mech professor, Dr. Peter Ostafichuk, has recently been named a 3M Teaching Fellow by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. He is recognised as being “a catalyst for change in engineering education” for his innovative teaching approaches. Peter Ostafichuk is a catalyst for change in engineering education. His students’ projects compel them […]

Srikantha Phani, a UBC Face of Research

Dr. Srikantha Phani, a Mechanical Engineering Tier II Canadian Research Chair (CRC), is featured in this UBC Story. Dr. Phani, an exceptional emerging mind, holds a five-year, renewable once, $100,000 per annum grant for his work on the Dynamics of Lattice Material and Devices. UBC Mechanical Engineering has four professors who hold CRC Research Chairs. […]

February 19, 2015: Winter Lab Tour

The Mechanical Engineering Department regularly hosts guided lab tours for high school students, first year students, incoming mechanical engineering students, or anyone interested in mechanical engineering, to show them what the  department is all about and to give them an idea of what kind of research mechanical engineers do. Depending on the labs, students will […]

Mech 2 Design Project Featured on Global News

On Wednesday, January 28, Mech 2s competed in a design competition, facing off in an effort to navigate a playfield in search of magnetic devices representing buried unexploded bombs and land mines with their driver-less, remote control vehicles. Each vehicle was tested on its ability to travel quickly, manoeuvre over and around obstacles, and accurately […]

Mech MASc. Candidate, Alicia Figueira, placed 3rd at AUTO21 TestDRIVE Competition

It is exciting to announce that UBC Mechanical Engineering MASc candidate, Alicia Figueira, was awarded third place at the AUTO21 TestDRIVE competition on December 2, 2014 receiving a $2,500 prize for presentation of her current AUTO21 sponsored research work directed towards mitigating whiplash injuries in low-speed, rear-end collisions. Alicia is currently an AUTO21 registered HQP […]

UBC Sailbots will attempt a trans-Atlantic crossing

The UBC Sailbot Team, hoping to launch their first autonomous, transatlantic robotic sailboat, was recently featured in a Vancouver Sun article. Equipped with the latest in marine technology, from satellite navigation to thermal imaging, the 5.5-metre-long sailboat will make the more than 2,500-kilometre trek completely autonomously. Read more about their journey here: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/hopes+robotic+sailboat+first+cross+Atlantic/10745954/story.html Image Source: […]
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