engineering

New roster of ‘superstar’ research chairs reflects equity rules

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All aboard? Researcher pitches Okanagan Valley zero emission railway

The article also appeared in the Summerland Review.

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UBC team's fuel-efficient car takes 2nd place at California competition

A similar story appeared in Castanet.

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Meet Alexander Harmsen, B.A.Sc. '16, Engineering Physics

What has made your time at UBC the most memorable?

Being one of the first people on UBC Orbit, a Satellite Design team, joining the UBC Cryogenics and Life Extension Club, going on exchange to the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, traveling across the country with a drone strapped to our van, starting up UBC Unmanned Aircraft Systems and being President of Engineers Without Borders. But, most of all, just getting to meet so many other awesome people and making so many memories!

Why did you choose Engineering?

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UBC Engineering alumni develop software to create safe airspaces

In October 2015, Alexander Harmsen (BASc '16 Engineering Physics) and co-founder James Howard (BASc ’15 Mechanical Engineering) launched their start up, Iris Automation, a company specializing in autonomous drone software that is going to revolutionize the drone industry and create immeasurable applications for creating safer skies in Canada and around the world.

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2019 Gairdner Awards: Winners hailed for discoveries on DNA replication and power of stem cells to fight cancer

A similar article appeared in the National PostVancouver Sun and Edmonton Journal.

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APSC hosts first Paper Airplane Workshop and Challenge

Last Friday, APSC hosted its first Paper Airplane Workshop and Challenge — and it was a soaring success!

Attendees were first treated to four brief but fascinating talks: Dean James Olson on the history and properties of paper; Pete Ostafichuk on paper airplane — or, to be more precise, paper glider — aerodynamics; Rajeev Jaiman on bio-inspired flight; and Nicholas Hui, captain of the UBC AeroDesign team, on the key differences between designing full-sized wooden, and paper aircraft.

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Mechanical engineers at UBC Okanagan working to develop better artificial heart valves

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UBC and McMaster researchers use plant cellulose for bone implants

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Heart valve a UBCO first

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