AutoDrive: Student team gears up on self-driving electric vehicle challenge

A new Chevrolet Bolt vehicle has just arrived at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies. Now, a student team has until April to teach it to drive itself. U of T Engineering is one of just eight schools from across North America selected to participate in the AutoDrive Challenge™, a new intercollegiate autonomous… Read more »

Prof. Angela Schoellig named to MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35

Professor Angela Schoellig (UTIAS) has been named one of the world’s top Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review magazine. “It’s an honour — to be named among this group of luminaries comes as a wonderful surprise,” says Schoellig of the recognition. “It’s also great for my students and postdoctoral researchers, because it’s really about… Read more »

NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 built by the UTIAS Space Flight Lab

The Norwegian satellites NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 were successfully launched on Friday the 14th of July 2017. The two satellites will monitor maritime traffic and test science and technology payloads. Norway’s new national satellites lifted off with a Soyuz-launcher from the Russian spaceport in Baikonur today at 08.36 CET Friday the 14th of July 2017. Video… Read more »

UTIAS alumnus Dr. Lorne Heuckroth donates $525,000 to UTIAS for scholarships

Heuckroth, a triple graduate of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering’s Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), donated $525,000 to establish scholarships at UTIAS. The scholarships are directed to students from developing countries to study at the master’s level. Heuckroth made the gift to give students opportunities like those he had in a remarkable 40-year… Read more »