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Drs. Altintas and A. Hodgson recognized for excellence

Mechanical Engineering professors Yusuf Altintas and Anthony Hodgson were each singled out for excellence by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC) at its annual awards ceremony last week. Professor Yusuf Altintas has received APEGBC’s highest honour—the R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award—for his outstanding professional and community service. Award Citation: Dr. Yusuf Altintas […]

Jennifer Pelletier receives her award from Prof. Stephen Toope, UBC President.

Jen Pelletier of UBC Mech recognized for enhancing the UBC experience

Manager of Undergraduate Affairs and Special Projects Jennifer Pelletier in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has received a UBC President’s Staff Award of Excellence in recognition of her outstanding contributions in helping UBC achieve its vision and goals. Jennifer Pelletier receives her award from Prof. Stephen Toope, UBC President. “Jennifer exemplifies the ethic of service-leadership […]

Professor Elizabeth Croft named NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering

Professor Elizabeth Croft named NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering

University of British Columbia Mechanical Engineering Professor Elizabeth Croft has been named the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the British Columbia and Yukon Region. The primary focus of the Chair is to increase the participation of women in science and engineering and to provide role […]

Second Place at the ASHRAE 2010 Student Design Project Competition

Second Place at the ASHRAE 2010 Student Design Project Competition

Second place was awarded to MECH 457 students for their entry in the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers) 2010 Student Design Project Competition in the HVAC System Design Category. There were 14 schools that made it to the national level in the HVAC System Design category. This year’s competition included the […]

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CARIS Lab in Popular Science

Two UBC robots are highlighted in this August’s issue of Popular Science. The human-interaction robots RISER and TAMER are profiled in PopSci’s feature article “Rise of the Helpful Machines” – both involving researchers from Mechanical Engineering’s Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory. Check out images #5 (TAMER – a collaboration between Computer Science and […]

Fuelling the Future, by Dr. Bob Evans

This talk outlines how three primary energy sources: fossil fuels, renewable energy, and nuclear fission, are used to provide all of our energy needs, and how we can move to a much more sustainable energy system in the future.

The UBC ThunderBots depart for RoboCup 2010

The UBC ThunderBots depart for RoboCup 2010

Read more about a team autonomous robot soccer players and the team that built them.