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Engineering students win provincial competition, advance to nationals

A miniature autonomous vehicle four UWindsor students built in less than six hours has placed first in a provincial engineering design competition.

Third-year engineering students Peter Doris (general mechanical), Lukasz Pach (civil), Tristin Gumiela (automotive) and Ben Levine (industrial) won the senior design category at the Ontario Engineering Competition held Jan. 27-29, 2017 in Ottawa for creating a miniature autonomous snow plow that cleared a road, stayed in its lane and avoided parked cars.

Mechanical engineering students receive international research award

Mechanical engineering students at the University of Windsor have been recognized on an international stage for their research in designing a 3D printable hand brace that can assist people with connective tissue disorders.

Master’s student Andre Khayat and doctoral candidate Hamed Kalami received the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Young Researcher Award after Khayat presented to an audience of industry leaders and academic researchers at the 12th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems held Dec. 5-7, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

UWindsorENG student to help form startup using NASA technology

A team including a University of Windsor engineering student used NASA technology designed for Mars to become the only Canadian-based team to win part of the U.S. Space Race startup challenge.

Abhishek Chakrala, a 22-year-old electrical engineering masters student, was part of a seven-member team that won a $2,500 prize in one category by using a NASA invention to track weather. The team was named a finalist in another category where it pitched an idea to make electricity using a kite in remote locations.

Sergio Marchionne’s UWindsor visit leaves impression on engineering students

When you meet with an executive at the helm of one the largest automakers in the world, you expect him to mainly talk shop.

At least that’s what a group of automotive engineering students expected when they had a chance to spend time with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne on Nov. 17 at the University of Windsor. Instead, Dr. Marchionne fondly recalled his days as a UWindsor business student and told the eager graduate students in the Windsor-Torino-FCA exchange program to slow down and enjoy this “intellectually stimulating” part of their lives.

Peter Frise recognized for excellence in student mentoring

Mechanical and automotive engineering professor Peter Frise has received the UWindsor Alumni Excellence in Mentoring Award for his contributions to the development — personal, academic and professional — of students before and after their graduation.

“Mentoring must be continual chain of effort that extends throughout the relationships in one’s life,” says Dr. Frise. “This means that all senior people, in any organization, should reach out and play a role in helping junior people to succeed in their own careers. This is doubly true in a university such as ours — and that is why this award means so much to me.”

UWindsor research leads to revolutionary construction material

It could be another five years or more before University of Windsor engineering professor Sreekanta Das can start handing out the grades for his students’ latest school project.

“Five years for sure,” Das said of the time needed to definitively prove whether a revolutionary construction material can provide a cheaper and greener solution to future concrete and steel rehabilitation projects.

Industrial engineering students lauded by IISE

A UWindsor student chapter of industrial engineers has been recognized for its leadership and engagement in local and national industrial engineering initiatives.

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), the world's largest industrial engineering professional society, presented the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Windsor Student Chapter with a bronze award for its progress and overall achievements in 2015-2016.