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.
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 »
UTIAS Professor Angela Schoellig demonstrated a quadrotor for City TV’s Breakfast Television when they visited the St. George campus on September 3.
The professor of aerospace engineering, a beloved mentor to generations of engineers, also helped develop the Avro Arrow and even checked the aerodynamics of Toronto City Hall…
The Globe and Mail: Bernard Etkin helped avert Apollo 13 tragedy. The Toronto Star: Longtime engineering professor, mentor and friend to generations at University of Toronto had hand in saving Apollo 13 astronauts.
Members of the U of T community are mourning the loss of former U of T Engineering dean, renowned expert in aerodynamics and beloved mentor, University Professor Emeritus Bernard (Ben) Etkin (UTIAS), who died June 26, 2014.
The Canadian team that made an aviation breakthrough last year is trying for a new milestone — the land speed record for a human-powered vehicle. Click to read more and see the video.
How Canadian researchers are continuing the nation’s 60-year record of excellence in aerospace.
Two nanosatellites were launched from Russia by a Canadian research and technology team. Costing a fraction of conventional space telescopes and similar in size and weight to a car battery, the satellites are two of six that will work together to shed light on the structures and life stories of some of the brightest stars… Read more »
“What I really like about robotics is that you can make a machine that extends human capabilities and the possibilities that we have. ” – UTIAS researcher Prof. Angela Schoellig