Posts Tagged ‘engineering’

UBC, Fraunhofer formalize partnership among world’s top clean energy researchers

Mar. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with Germany’s Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest research institution for applied research, to focus on renewable-energy technologies.

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UBC professors celebrate International Women’s Day

Mar. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A number of UBC faculty offer heartfelt and inspiring words for their female students during International Women’s Day, March 8.

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Student invention first to secure seed money from new UBC entrepreneurship fund

Jan. 31, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

An invention developed by students in a joint Sauder School of Business–UBC Engineering undergraduate class is the first to secure seed money from a new University of British Columbia entrepreneurship fund.

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Engineering students to show off design, ingenuity in relay race

Jan. 24, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC Mechanical Engineering students will be showcasing their vehicle design and manufacturing talents in an energy-relay race. The 130 second-year students, divided into 20 teams, were given only three weeks to come up with four prototypes using different energy sources such as solar, battery or wind power.

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UBC adjunct professor and alumnus appointed to the Order of Canada

Jan. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A UBC adjunct professor who invented a surgical technology that is used globally and an alumnus who helped to establish one of Canada’s first food banks have been named to the Order of Canada.

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UBC engineering open house to showcase DNA testing, robots, wind tunnel and other highlights

Nov. 25, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC Engineering students and researchers are providing an insider’s view on how things work: from wind tunnel aerodynamics and robotics to nanotechnology and DNA testing.

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UBC researchers devise new technology to monitor brain aneurysms

Nov. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have developed new technology for monitoring brain aneurysms – an approach that is potentially less invasive and more accurate than current methods, and one that is simple enough for patients to use at home for frequent monitoring.

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Carbon nanotube yarns. Courtesy of John Madden

UBC researchers invent tiny artificial muscles with the strength, flexibility of elephant trunk

Oct. 13, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

An international team of researchers has invented new artificial muscles strong enough to rotate objects a thousand times their own weight, but with the same flexibility of an elephant’s trunk or octopus limbs.

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Student teams from across Canada race robots at UBC

Jul. 22, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Event:  UBC Thunderbird Robotics hosts 7th annual International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition and Exhibition Date:  Saturday, July 23, 2011 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. –  Exhibition of latest in robotic advancements  2:30  p.m. – Drag race  3 p.m.  – Circuit race   Location:  Plaza north of the Student Union Building 6138 Student Union Boulevard, UBC [...]

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UBC engineering students unveil new robot tech before international competition

Jun. 28, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Tip | Tags: , , ,

Event:  The UBC Thunderbots student team will show autonomous soccer-playing robots prior to international competition in Turkey. Date:  Wednesday, June 29, 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Location:  MacLeod Building, Room 242 2356 Main Mall, UBC Vancouver campus  For a map, visit: www.maps.ubc.ca?312 Visuals:  Teams of five robots play soccer against one another on an indoor test [...]

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