UTIAS Alumna Named On The Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Congratulations to Natalie Panek, an engineer at MDA Robotics, and a UTIAS alumna, who has been named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Some of the amazing work that Natalie does to encourage girls in science can be seen on her blog “ThePanekRoom”.

Drone Plus Drum Machine Equals This Killer Flying Musical Instrument

A Research collaboration between the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) and WaveDNA resulted in a drone drum. The drum experiment wasn’t just about building a newfangled instrument. It was designed to test how humans can interact with robots, specifically flying ones. Details and video here.

How do I leave a footprint when I’m not touching the ground?

Jets, once the epitome of exotic travel, now face a hard truth: lifting a crowd of people into the sky and carrying them a long distance requires a large amount of energy. High fuel consumption and carbon footprints, in part, can temper the thrill of takeoff, burdening it with ecological guilt.

Alumnus elevates UTIAS entrepreneurship with $1-million donation

Creating a multimillion-dollar company directly out of graduate school may not be rocket science, but for alumnus Francis Shen (UTIAS MASc 8T3), a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) certainly helped.

UTIAS Start Entrepreneurship Program

Entrepreneur Francis Shen, an alumnus of UTIAS, has committed a $1 million donation to establish a new entrepreneurial incubation program at UTIAS called Start. The purpose of this program is to encourage and facilitate UTIAS graduate students to utilize the knowledge and skills that they have gained through their education to create business start-ups. How… Read more »