Outreach

High demand for UWindsor's first-ever computer programming workshop for girls

Anna Medved, a 15-year-old Grade 10 student at Sandwich Secondary, takes part in the university's first-ever coding workshop for girls.

Spots went quickly for the University of Windsor’s first-ever Go CODE Girl workshop for girls in Grades 7-11.

A packed room of 40 participants learned the basics of Python, a computer programming language, Feb. 24 at a free workshop hosted by the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science.

“In Canada, we have a huge void and gap, not only in gender but also in skilled programmers,” says Dr. Ziad Kobti, professor and head of UWindsor’s School of Computer Science. “We have a very small number of females who pursue careers in computer science and yet the employment after a four-year degree is nearly 100 per cent. Thanks to local donors, we’ve established a female entrance scholarship to encourage women to apply to this exciting field.”

Philanthropy Day 2014

Local Philanthropists Honoured with National Philanthropy Day Awards

Some of the most philanthropic individuals and groups from Windsor-Essex were honoured at the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Thursday November 20 2014 in the Augustus Ballroom at Caesar's Windsor.

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Studying in Windsor pays off for PhD student

ming to Windsor might have been the best move ever for a young Chinese engineering graduate student who’s trying to improve the performance of hybrid electric vehicles.

“It’s been really good for me,” said Xiaomin Lu, a PhD student who will soon return to Windsor after a productive six-week trip to India to conduct more research. “If I had stayed in China, I never would have had the opportunity to experience so much.”

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Trebuchet project puts student skills to the test


Kassem Bazzi, Matthew Vong, Tyler Doyle

From left, students Kassem Bazzi, Matthew Vong and Tyler Doyle prepare to launch their trebuchet on Friday.

Engineering students were busy launching rubber balls through the industrial courtyard at the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation on Friday. The students were taking part in an assignment for their course in dynamics, which required them to construct a trebuchet – similar to a catapult that uses counterweights to launch its projectile – out of nothing more than wood, string and pop cans.