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Students race low-emission cars in downtown Detroit

Students race low-emission cars in downtown Detroit

Students from universities and high schools across North and South America raced futuristic, gas-sipping vehicles they designed themselves as part of the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition held in Detroit over the weekend, reports Detroit Free Press. UBC’s Supermileage team, lead by Mechanical Engineering student Nancy Chu, showed off a gas-powered urban concept car designed to […]

UBC Engineering alumni team up to help families cope with autism

UBC has played a big role in launching companies like MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates, Westport Innovations, and most recently, Awake Labs, reports The Georgia Straight. Awake Labs has developed a product that helps families cope with autism. It’s led by UBC Mechanical Engineering graduate Andrea Palmer and has roots from an entrepreneurship and engineering course […]

Mech 2 students showcase remote-controlled firefighting boats

Mech 2 students showcase remote-controlled firefighting boats

Fires last year at Port Metro Vancouver and on board a boat in False Creek highlight the need for firefighting vessels in a large port city. For their final design project, this year’s Mech 2 students were therefore challenged to create remote-controlled boats that could move quickly, navigate obstacles, carry cargo and deliver water to […]

Dr. Nima Atabaki wins 2015/16 Killam Teaching Prize

Dr. Nima Atabaki wins 2015/16 Killam Teaching Prize

Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Nima Atabaki has been selected as a winner of the 2015-2016 UBC Killam Teaching Prize for the Faculty of Applied Science (Vancouver). The Killam Teaching Prizes are awarded annually to faculty members in recognition of excellence in teaching. Along with Dr. Atabaki, Daniel Roehr of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Bhushan […]

PhD student Navid Shirzad wins Killam Graduate Teaching Award

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering PhD student and Teaching Assistant Navid Shirzad on winning the 2015/16 Killam Graduate Teaching Award! UBC annually awards the Killam Graduate Teaching Award to sixteen Teaching Assistants in recognition of the valuable role that they play in our undergraduate programs. The prize includes both a certificate and $1,000 and is given to TAs who […]

UBC MECH students take first and third place in recent entrepreneurial competitions

UBC MECH students take first and third place in recent entrepreneurial competitions

Ohm Wearables, a new business venture co-founded by Mechanical Engineering students Cindy Gu and Adrian Wong, won first prize and a cheque for $3,000 at the Pacific Venture Capital Competition (PVCC) in Vancouver and third prize along with a $10,000 cheque at Canada’s Business Model Competition in Halifax. The company produces a belt with sensors […]

UBC Mechanical Engineering Department Raises Tribute Pole in Honor of Alan Steeves

UBC Mechanical Engineering Department Raises Tribute Pole in Honor of Alan Steeves

For the past three years, visitors to UBC’s Mechanical Engineering department have been greeted by Eena, the beaver in the department’s crest that hangs just outside reception. Now, as of February 22nd, Eena is joined by several new faces, who both welcome us and share with us a story about a great artist, colleague, and […]

Dr. Agnes d’Entremont wins Mara H. Wasburn Early Engineering Educator Grant

Dr. Agnes d’Entremont wins Mara H. Wasburn Early Engineering Educator Grant

Dr. Agnes d’Entremont has been awarded the Mara H. Wasburn Early Engineering Educator Grant (Faculty category). The EEEG is awarded to women planning to pursue a career in engineering education, who have a demonstrated commitment to innovation in teaching, and/or potential for substantial contributions to the field. The award is granted by the Women in […]

Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering program wins Peter Larkin Award

Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering program wins Peter Larkin Award

UBC’s Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering program has received the 2015/16 Peter Larkin Award. The award is granted by the VP Students Office to a graduate program or department that has contributed to student development, in honour of Peter Larkin’s commitment and passion for teaching and graduate education. According to the […]

Dr. Elizabeth Croft and alumna Andrea Palmer win Wendy McDonald Awards

Dr. Elizabeth Croft and alumna Andrea Palmer win Wendy McDonald Awards

UBC Mechanical Engineering women were honoured with two of the eleven awards bestowed at the second annual Wendy McDonald Awards ceremony sponsored by the Vancouver Board of Trade. Dr. Elizabeth Croft, Mechanical Engineering professor and APSC Associate Dean of Education & Professional Development, received the 2016 Wendy McDonald Award in the category of Diversity Champion, […]