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Industry looks to U of T Engineering students to address challenges

October 13, 2017 – To address challenges ranging from ensuring aircraft safety and reliability to improving social media analysis, a diverse range of companies all come to the same place: the University of Toronto Institute for Multidisciplinary Design & Innovation (UT-IMDI). Founded in 2012 by Professor Kamran Behdinan (MIE), UT-IMDI catalyzes multidisciplinary collaborations between engineering students and … Read More

Toronto Star: MIE grad and Miss Universe Canada Lauren Howe is pretty extraordinary

October 13, 2017 – The Toronto Star’s Rosie DiManno recently wrote a column on MIE alumnus and newly crowned Miss Universe Canada, Lauren Howe (IndE 1T6). “Howe’s personal spectrum of accomplishments and interests would likely surprise many. That engineering ring on her finger has been hard won. ‘I’ve had people ask me, oh, nice ring, did … Read More

Video: Watch Professor Amy Bilton on TVO’s The Agenda

October 12, 2017 – Professor Amy Bilton recently joined host Steve Paikin on TVO’s The Agenda to discuss and champion women in the engineering profession. The discussion revolved around the changing face of engineering, and how the demand for skilled talent is ever-growing – however, there aren’t enough women in those sectors. The Agenda welcomed three … Read More

MIE alumnus and Professor Amy Bilton win Innovative Farming Prize

October 11, 2017 – MIE alumnus Ahmed Mahmoud (MechE 1T1, MASc 1T6) and his former supervisor Professor Amy Bilton have won a $50,000 prize for Innovative Agricultural Solutions in Nepal, for their  startup company, Spero Analytics. The USAID/Feed The Future Data-Driven Farming Prize recognizes innovative solutions that help Nepal’s smallholder farmers improve productivity and make informed decisions … Read More

Fostering student leadership in engineering: Meet Professor Alison Olechowski

September 19, 2017 – Alison Olechowski recently joined MIE as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and is cross-appointed to the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead). In her short time at U of T Engineering, she has already begun to accomplish her teaching focus: giving students the tools and confidence to become engineering leaders. … Read More

Four startups to watch from U of T Engineering’s Hatchery Demo Day

September 13, 2017 – Startups founded by engineering students are poised to address challenges from sustainability to surgery. Twelve companies pitched their vision to a room of judges, investors and faculty members at the fifth annual Hatchery Demo Day, held September 6 at U of T Engineering. “Five years after we founded the Hatchery, the … Read More

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