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Read the latest announcements, media mentions and news for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
 

Mech Faculty featured in APSC Paper Airplane Workshop + Competition

Mech Faculty featured in APSC Paper Airplane Workshop + Competition

On Friday, March 29th, the Faculty of Applied Science hosted a paper airplane workshop and competition, with insights shared by several Mechanical Engineering faculty members: Attendees were first treated to four brief but fascinating talks: Dean James Olson on the history and properties of paper; Pete Ostafichuk on paper airplane — or, to be more precise, paper glider — […]

Mech2 Hyperloop Design Challenge – where theory and execution collide

Mech2 Hyperloop Design Challenge – where theory and execution collide

On January 23rd, second-year mechanical engineering students faced off in the Hyperloop Rail Challenge, racing their autonomous vehicles around a course with twists, turns and steep grades. This is the first of two design challenges meant to harness their academic learning in practical problem solving of a real-world issue. According to Mech 2 Coordinator, Dr. […]

Congratulations November 2018 Graduates!

Congratulations November 2018 Graduates!

Congratulations to all our recent graduates from Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, who received their degrees on November 29th, 2018! A special congratulations also goes out to all of our award winners, who were recognized for their outstanding academic and/or design achievements at the MECH and NAME graduation reception. Academic Achievement Awards Degree […]

Interdisciplinary AURORA Transportation Testbed Announced

Interdisciplinary AURORA Transportation Testbed Announced

Yesterday, Dr. Walter Merida, Mechanical Engineering Professor, Associate Dean, and director of the Clean Energy Research Centre, announced the launch of AURORA, UBC’s new connected vehicle testbed. He was joined in the Kaiser Atrium for the announcement by MLA Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink, and AURORA lead researcher Dr. David G. Michelson, professor of […]