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Article: "Two in MECH receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal"

Article: "Two in MECH receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal"

Congratulations to Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, UBC Mechanical Engineering professor emeritus, and Shalaleh Rismani, fourth-year UBC Mechanical Engineering student, for receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for their significant contributions as Canadian citizens. For his humanitarianism and philanthropy, Dr. Iqbal received the medal from Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra Joyce Murray at a […]

DEC 1: Fall Preview Day

DEC 1: Fall Preview Day

Thinking of changing the world?   Start here – UBC Fall Preview Day, Saturday, December 1st.. From the everyday to the extraordinary, see how Engineers are improving our world. Check out UBC Engineering. Meet our professors, students and staff who will take the time to introduce you to the wonderful and diverse world of Engineering through one-on-one […]

Simons Fellowship in Design Engineering

The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering the Simons Fellowship in Design Engineering. They are interested in recruiting highly qualified students from the UBC’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2013 will be eligible for […]

Caltech Space Challenge

Caltech Space Challenge

Attention MECH undergraduate and graduate students! Ever want to design a human mission to a Martian moon? Now’s your chance. The Engineering and Applied Science Division at the California Institute of Technology invites current full-time graduate and undergraduate students from all over the world to participate in the second Caltech Space Challenge. In 2011, 32 students […]

New Student Team: UBC BEST

New Student Team: UBC BEST

Want to get involved in a UBC Engineering student team? Have you been wanting to work on a device with a medical application? UBC BEST, a biomedical engineering student design team, has just been launched! Here’s what it’s all about: Who: Undergraduate/Graduate students; any department What: Work on a therapeutic device that will be entered into a health-related technology design competition, such as BMEStart/BMEidea […]

Article: "2012 Student Achievements"

Article: "2012 Student Achievements"

2012 Top 24 Under 24: Andrea Palmer As technical lead and team captain of the autonomous soccer-playing robot team the University of B.C. Thunderbots, third-year mechanical engineering student Andrea Palmer has quite the responsibility. Palmer oversees project management for the group that does everything from actual robot design to creating the systems that control the […]

NOV 15: MECH Lab Tours

NOV 15: MECH Lab Tours

The Mechanical Engineering Department (MECH) hosts annually a couple of guided lab tours for high school students, first year students, or anyone interested in mechanical engineering, to show them what the MECH faculty is all about and to give them an idea of what  kind of research mechanical engineers do. Depending on the labs, students […]

'Re'-Telling the Story: A Conference on International Development

'Re'-Telling the Story: A Conference on International Development

You are invited to the ‘Re’-Telling the Story: A Conference on International Development event. This public engagement conference will aim to focus on and explore the complexities surrounding development. Stories can illustrate power, privilege, systemic and gender inequalities, the difference between charity and social justice —they also explore the potential for genuine solidarities. When? Saturday, October […]

New Appointments in the Mechanical Engineering Department

Dr. Patrick Kirchen, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. Dr. Patrick Kirchen has recently joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor working on minimizing the environmental impact of power and heat production systems. In particular, his interests are in the reduction of emissions and fuel consumption of internal combustion engines, as well as the development […]

“Whistler Retreat: Resident
 AI expert, Terence Lin, gives a software tutorial to the team.”

Article: Thunderbots – Latest Scoop

The UBC Thunderbots — the autonomous soccer-playing robot design team — hosted Canada’s first RoboCup competition at UBC this past summer. Rivalling teams from China and Germany arrive to compete their robots in a soccer tournament against the defending North American champion (the home team). The success of the tournament and peripheral events allowed teams […]