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Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering

student presents project boardCo-op coordinator Krista Switzer and engineering professor Colin Novak listen to a presentation by Harpreet Singh Joshi on his experience with auto parts supplier Mitchell Plastics.

Co-op work terms prove rewarding for M.Eng students

Students in the M.Eng – Automotive co-op program presented poster about their work experiences Monday in the Centre for Engineering Innovation.

Bill AltenhofEngineering professor Bill Altenhof holds up a piece of aluminum tubular frame that's been split by an axial cutting device.

Engineer designs device to dampen load from collision impact

Whether you’re driving a tank through a war zone or a minivan to the grocery store, you want the assurance of knowing your vehicle was designed to withstand any kind of collision, no matter how severe.

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

Trebuchet project puts student skills to the test

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.