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James Olson becomes the Faculty of Applied Science interim dean

Effective June 5, 2017, Applied Science has welcomed our very own James Olson, PEng as the interim dean for the Faculty of Applied Science. He follows Marc Parlange, who joined the Faculty as dean in 2013 and is now provost of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. A professor of mechanical engineering at UBC, Olson has […]

MEGA Appreciation Tea

MEGA Appreciation Tea

Thank you to all of the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association (MEGA) Executive members who joined us at the MEGA Appreciation Tea! We appreciate all the hard work you do to support our graduate students.   For more information about MEGA, please visit their website here: http://mega.mech.ubc.ca/

Congratulations May 2017 Grads!

Congratulations May 2017 Grads!

Please join us in congratulating our most recent graduating class, who crossed the stage on May 31, 2017! A special congratulations also goes out to all of our award winners, who have made outstanding academic and/or leadership achievements during the course of their program. See below for this year’s winners. Letson Prizes Awarded to the Head of […]

From left: Dean Marc Parlange, Dean's Award for Excellence in Service recipients Maged Senbel, Mary Jansepar, Stuart Mackenzie, Gwynn Elfring, Sheldon Green (not pictured: Benny Nimmervoll)

Sheldon Green, Gwynn Elfring, and Benny Nimmervoll receive the 2017 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

On May 16, 2017, at the annual Applied Science Appreciation Barbeque Department Head Sheldon Green, Assistant Professor Gwynn Elfring, and Mechatronics Technician Benny Nimmervoll received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service. Created to recognize the work that faculty members engage in outside of their regular teaching responsibilities, and the exceptional work and dedication staff show […]

2017 Summer Lab Tours

2017 Summer Lab Tours

The Mechanical Engineering Department regularly hosts guided lab tours for high school students, first year students, incoming mechanical engineering students, or anyone interested in mechanical engineering. This year, we will be hosting tours on the following dates: June 15, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00 – CANCELLED August 10, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00 Come meet some of […]

UBC AeroDesign Places 3rd at SAE Aero Design East

UBC AeroDesign Places 3rd at SAE Aero Design East

  Congratulations to the UBC AeroDesign team, who recently received third place at the 2017 SAE Aero Design East competition. Held in Lakeland, Florida, the SAE Aero Design competition tests undergraduate and graduate students with real-life engineering challenges, and requires teams to produce creative design solutions to these challenges. This year, 40 teams competed in […]

Walter Mérida named Wall Scholar

Walter Mérida named Wall Scholar

Walter Mérida, PEng, a UBC mechanical engineering professor, has received a Wall Scholar Research Award from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Recognizing UBC faculty members with exceptional research records and a demonstrated interest in interdisiplinary research, the award provides recipients, who may belong to any academic discipline, a one-year residency at the Wall Institute and $20,000 for research-related expenses. […]

Mauricio Ponga’s article selected as one of MSMSE’s “Highlights of 2016”

Mauricio Ponga’s article selected as one of MSMSE’s “Highlights of 2016”

An article published by MECH Professor Mauricio Ponga was recently selected by the Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE) journal in their exclusive “Highlights of 2016” collection. The Highlights collection includes the top articles published in MSMSE each year, selected on the basis of referee or Editorial Board endorsements, novelty, scientific impact and broadness of appeal. […]

Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings

Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings

For the first time in Canada, a University of British Columbia engineer has found a way to use Wi-Fi to determine the number of building occupants and adjust ventilation accordingly – saving energy without sacrificing air quality. “Every day, thousands of smartphones, laptops and tablets connect to the Wi-Fi network at UBC,” said Stefan Storey, […]

Andrea Palmer named one of BCBusiness’ 30 Under 30

Andrea Palmer named one of BCBusiness’ 30 Under 30

Andrea Palmer, founder of Awake Labs, was recently named among BCBusiness’ 2017 30 Under 30.  This award recognizes young entrepreneurs who are excelling professionally, are innovative in their industry, and who are giving back to others and the community. A prominent theme among the 2017 winners is the passion to make the world a better […]