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Congratulations November 2017 Grads!

Congratulations November 2017 Grads!

Please join us in congratulating the Mechanical Engineering Fall 2017 graduates, who received their degrees on November 23. The department hosted a reception before the graduation ceremony to recognize some of our outstanding students. Several of our students received awards based on their academic achievements. Their names are below, in alphabetical order.   Academic Achievement […]
Agnes d’Entremont Featured for Open Problem Library Project

Agnes d’Entremont Featured for Open Problem Library Project

Dr. Agnes d’Entremont, an instructor in Mechanical Engineering, and her colleague Dr. Jonathan Verrett, an instructor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, were featured in a video by BC Campus for their work with an open-source online homework system. The video highlights how creating problems for the WeBWork Open Problem Library (OPL) improves their students’ learning […]
Mech Department Tours – 2017/18 dates now posted!

Mech Department Tours – 2017/18 dates now posted!

Interested in seeing what goes on in our labs and student spaces? The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers public tours throughout the year. Our student-led tours typically take 1.5 hours, and include a tour around our facilities. We typically stop at two labs and two student teams, where you will learn a bit about the […]
Elizabeth Croft Discusses the Future of Robotics in CBC Interview

Elizabeth Croft Discusses the Future of Robotics in CBC Interview

Following the release of the new Blade Runner movie, MECH professor and Director of the the Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab (CARIS), Elizabeth Croft gave a short interview with CBC on the future of robotics. In her interview, Croft discusses how to maintain a friendly relationship between robots and humans, especially amid worries […]
APSC 366 – The Art of the Possible: Engineering for Non-Engineers

APSC 366 – The Art of the Possible: Engineering for Non-Engineers

Interested in the art of engineering but don’t have the tech background? Need to fulfill a science requirement but want something that still allows you to think through social issues? APSC 366 was designed for you. Join four Engineering faculty members from a range of disciplines in exploring engineering practice, technologies, and products, and their […]
Upcoming Lecture: Sheila Tobias, “Finding the Sweet Spot Between Engineering Faculty’s Willingness to Teach and Non-Majors’ Willingness to Learn”

Upcoming Lecture: Sheila Tobias, “Finding the Sweet Spot Between Engineering Faculty’s Willingness to Teach and Non-Majors’ Willingness to Learn”

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium Series is pleased to present Sheila Tobias, author of Overcoming Math Anxiety and They’re Not Dumb, They’re Different. Please join us in KAIS 2020 on Thursday, October 12 from 12:00-1:00 pm, for her lecture on exposing non-engineering majors to “what engineers do and how they think about what […]
MECH Alumni Bring Sustainable Carsharing Alternatives to UBC

MECH Alumni Bring Sustainable Carsharing Alternatives to UBC

Veemos are coming to UBC! An enclosed, electric-assisted, human-powered bicycle that aims to replace automobiles on campus, Veemos are an innovative way to travel sustainably. VeloMetro is launching a Veemo pilot fleet on the UBC campus in fall of 2017. Mechanical Engineering is proud to recognize two of VeloMetro’s founders as graduates. Kody Baker, CEO […]

Student Group Funding Applications Now Open!

The Mechanical Engineering Department is now accepting student group funding applications. To download the application package, click here. The application deadline is October 10th at 11:59pm. Please note that groups/teams must submit both an electronic and a hard copy to the MECH Student Services Office (CEME 2205). Late applications will not be accepted; however, hard […]

Glenn Jolly receives 2017 President’s Staff Award

We are excited to announce that Glenn Jolly, Technician and Electronics Shop Supervisor, has been named a 2017 recipient of the President’s Staff Award! This award recognizes the personal achievements and contributions that our staff make to UBC, and to the vision and goals of the university. Glenn’s practical electronic and technical knowledge, and his […]
UBC Formula SAE Team Places 23rd out of 120 at Formula SAE Michigan

UBC Formula SAE Team Places 23rd out of 120 at Formula SAE Michigan

Submitted by the UBC Formula SAE team. In May, the Formula UBC Racing team participated in the Formula SAE Michigan competition. The team secured 23rd place overall out of 120 teams. The design goals for the 2017 competing race car included a drastic weight reduction which lead to a full redesign of the car’s primary […]