A team of U of T Engineering alumni and students has created the fastest human-powered vehicle on earth — a bicycle that reached a top speed of 139.45 kilometres per hour (86.65 miles per hour) at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada, last week. The 25-kilogram speed-bike, named Eta after the Greek letter used… Read more »
Arthur Brown (Year 4 EngSci, Aero Option) has won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation’s Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition.Brown is the first student from a Canadian university to win the international design challenge, which comes with a $500 prize. The prestigious competition is one of the key ways in which budding… Read more »
Student groups across Canada are urging federal election candidates to address Canada’s ailing space sector, which employs more than 8,200 Canadians. Eleven student organizations, from British Columbia to Quebec, have endorsed a call to action by the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space in Canada (SEDS-CAN) that explains how Canada’s space sector is… Read more »
Violence against women is a despicable reality in Canada and around the world. We must take every opportunity to condemn it and work tirelessly to bring it to an end. Many of you are disturbed, as I am, at news of anonymous online threats targeting women at our university. In response to these specific threats,… Read more »
Congratulations to the University of Toronto Aerospace Team, who placed 5th out of 39 teams in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) student competition last week in southern Maryland. Students from universities all over the world were tasked with designing and operating an autonomous unmanned aircraft to provide aerial photography in a mock… Read more »
Three U of T Engineering professors, including Professor Alis Ekmekci of UTIAS, have received Early Researcher Awards from the Government of Ontario. The ERAs provide as much as $140,000 for promising early-career scientists and engineers to build their teams. “These awards recognize the important contributions three of our promising young professors are already making in… Read more »
31 amazing women, including UTIAS Professors Alis Ekmekci and Angela Schoellig, are included in the Women in Science and Engineering spotlight on Women in Canadian Aerospace. Read their stories, learn about their work & #AeroPassion.
When most people board a plane, they probably aren’t thinking about the complex invisible structures inside the materials that make up the body or wings of the aircraft. Fortunately for the rest of us, Craig Steeves and Glenn Hibbard are. Find out how and why Professors Glenn Hibbard and Craig Steeves are creating lighter, stronger… Read more »
Hugh Liu has received a $1.65 million NSERC CREATE grant to train 150 graduate students in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for everything from fighting forest fires to exploring for natural resources. Read the full story.
Engineering professors Parham Aarabi (ECE), Richard Cobbold (IBBME, ECE) and Hugh Liu (UTIAS) have been named Inventors of the Year by the University of Toronto. The honour recognizes exceptional researchers who are commercializing new technologies that can benefit society. Read the full story.