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

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Green recognized by the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Dr. Green is a distinguished scholar and educator who has carried out pioneering research on the fluid mechanics of papermechanics, on the spraying on non-Newtonian fluids, and on the aerodynamics of wing and propeller tip vortices. The research has spanned the spectrum from fundamental to applied. Dr. Green’s excellence in teaching has been recognized through […]

Mechanical Engineering Alumna Lauren Kulokas wins Inaugural Applied Science Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Lauren Kulokas (B.A.Sc. UBC Mechanical Engineering, 2005) has been awarded the Applied Science Outstanding young Alumnus Award for her work as VP Operations with Energy Aware Technology.  The Outstanding Young Alumnus is presented to a UBC Applied Science alumnus who since graduation has made significant positive contributions to society and whose professional achievements, community service […]

Nine UBC Mechanical Engineering students win prestigious national scholarships.

Nine UBC Mechanical Engineering students win prestigious national scholarships. UBC Mechanical Engineering students won nine scholarships in the recent 2010/2011 National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada scholarship competition with a total value of nearly $360,000. Four of our current graduate students won NSERC Doctoral scholarships. Five students: three current MECH fourth year undergraduates […]

Mechanical Engineering Student Hengameh Hoseini wins Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation 2010 Scholarship.

  Mechanical Engineering Student Hengameh Hoseini wins Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation 2010 Scholarship. Third year student Hengameh Hoseini has been named one of the nation’s top-five undergraduate engineering students in this competition and will receive the $5000 British Columbia regional scholarship. Hoseini, a third-year mechanical engineering student, is committed to “making communities stronger and more […]

Dr. Pete Ostafichuk from the Mechanical Engineering Department wins the Killam Teaching Prize

“Dr. Pete” Ostafichuk wins Killam Teaching Prize Dr. Pete (to the hundreds of MECH 2 students who have been through our program) Ostafichuk has been awarded a Killam Teaching Prize in recognition of his outstanding teaching. Dr. Ostafichuk has been the prime mover behind MECH 2 since its implementation. In the six years MECH 2 […]

Dr. Altintas elected as the Fellow of University of Tokyo

Professor Yusuf Altintas from the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been elected as the Fellow of University of Tokyo for his academic contributions in metal cutting mechanics, machine tool vibrations and control. The graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of Professor Altintas will be able to spend research periods at School of Engineering, University of Tokyo

UBC Mechanical Engineers dominate Western Engineering Competition

Vancouver, Canada—February 2, 2010—The University of British Columbia received the 25th Anniversary Excellence Award and UBC Engineering student teams placed within the top-three of five categories at the 25th annual Western Engineering Competition (WEC). The annual event was held January 20-24th at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and connects approximately 250 engineering students from […]