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UBC students win PACE competition with expandable vehicle

UBC students win PACE competition with expandable vehicle

UBC MECH students have contributed to the design of an expandable vehicle that won the PACE Reconfigurable Shared Use Mobility System (RSMS) global competition. The futuristic vehicle, which is designed for use in ride-sharing services like Zipcar, took top prizes for market/client needs, interior design, product engineering, and manufacturability. These top awards led to the […]

From left: Dean's Award for Excellence in Service winners Peter Cripton, Jamie Piret, Patti Toporowski, Roberto Rosales and Dean Marc Parlange (Doug Yuen and Steve Wilton not pictured). Photo: Ron Siy.

Dr. Peter Cripton wins Dean’s Excellence in Service Award

Congratulations Dr. Peter Cripton on winning the Dean’s Excellence in Service Award! The award recognizes outstanding service and contributions to the Faculty of Applied Science in each of the following categories: Faculty, Management & Professional Staff, Secretarial & Clerical Staff, and Technical Staff. One of three faculty recipients this year, Dr. Cripton was presented with […]

Congratulations Graduating Class Of 2015

Congratulations Graduating Class Of 2015

Congratulations to the Mechanical Engineering Graduation Class of 2015! The Graduation Reception was held on May 26 in KAIS 1180, right after the convocation ceremony. It was an opportunity to recognize the achievements of exceptional students graduating from the Mech department. Congratulations to all the award recipients! Photos from the event are below the names […]

Congratulations to our APSC Rising Stars!

Congratulations to our APSC Rising Stars!

Congratulations to our Mechanical Engineering Applied Science Rising Stars! These incredible individuals have been involved in all facets of Mechanical Engineering, from student teams to research to student government. They are role models for the community, and we are confident that they will go on to do great things! Congratulations Ajaydeep, Andrea, Katelyn, Maitrayee, and […]

UBC Supermileage Places 2nd at Shell Eco-Marathon

UBC Supermileage Places 2nd at Shell Eco-Marathon

Congratulations to UBC Supermileage who won silver in the Urban Vehicle category with a rating of 325 miles/US gallon. The Urban Concept class requires vehicles that can be used as future commuter cars. The vehicles must include items such as windshield wipers, trunk space, etc. The Prototype vehicle ended up with an unofficial rating of […]

Mechanical Engineering Student Wins GIC

Mechanical Engineering Student Wins GIC

Mechanical Engineering student Andrea Palmer has won the Global Impact Competition (GIC) with “Reveal,” a wearable device to track anxiety in real-time for children with autism. Co-founded with other UBC students Kristoffer Vik Hansen (Integrated Engineering), Paul Fijal (Mechanical Engineering), Diou Cao (Finance and Accounting), Maricel Saenz (Finance) and Logan Graham (Economics), Reveal picks up on […]

Congratulations to our Student Leaders!

Congratulations to our Student Leaders!

UBC Mechanical Engineering held their annual Student Leadership Awards lunch on March 26th. These outstanding graduate and undergraduate students have contributed exceptionally to our Department over the past year. Congratulations! Graduate Students: Shalaleh Rismani (MEGA VP Communications) Ramin Khoie (MEGA VP Finance) Banda Logawa (ASME Secretary) Greg Bossons (Human Submarine Chair) Maziyar Jalaal (MEGA President) […]

ASME UBC Student Section Visits Boeing and Mobile Tool Management

ASME UBC Student Section Visits Boeing and Mobile Tool Management

On Saturday, February 28, a group of 33 students from Mechanical Engineering participated in a one day trip organized by the ASME Student Section at UBC. First stop, Mobile Tool Management Inc. in Mukilteo, Washington, students had the pleasure of meeting a recent MECH graduate, Eric Pospisil. Eric gave our group a fascinating tour of […]

Srikantha Phani, a UBC Face of Research

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. […]

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

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 […]