Student teams from across Canada race robots at UBC
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 […]
Jul 22, 2011
UBC engineering students unveil new robot tech before international competition
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 […]
Jun 28, 2011
UBC adopts grad’s energy makeover project
The UBC Aquatic Centre is getting a major clean energy makeover thanks to a class project by a graduating green engineer and UBC staff member Jeff Giffin.
May 6, 2011 - by By Basil Waugh
UBC engineering students design remotely controlled propeller-driven vehicles
UBC Mechanical Engineering students have designed and built their own propeller-driven vehicles for a head-to-head design competition.
Apr 19, 2011
UBC students win NYC Next Idea award
UBC Engineering students Peter Guan, Carol Lee, Jinting Zhu and Andy Tsai won first place in NYC Next Idea, a contest aimed at raising the city’s profile among entrepreneurial students of […]
Apr 11, 2011
UBC Seismic Expert in Christchurch
UBC Civil Engineering Assoc. Prof. Kenneth Elwood just happened to be attending a seminar on building seismic assessments in Christchurch, New Zealand when the 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit on February 21.
Feb 24, 2011
Engineering students design safer, faster freight trains
Preventing train derailment while increasing transportation efficiency is the aim of a head-to-head competition among UBC Mechanical Engineering students.
Jan 26, 2011
UBC engineering open house to showcase robots, aerodesign, wind tunnel and other highlights
UBC Engineering students will provide an inside look at how things work, from robotics and wind tunnel aerodynamics to nanotechnology and protein solar cells.
Nov 25, 2010
UBC, Max Planck formalize partnership among world’s top quantum physicists
The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with the Max Planck Society, Germany’s foremost basic research institution and home to 32 Nobel prizes.
Oct 4, 2010
UBC entrepreneurs to storm Silicon Valley
Forget Dragon’s Den, University of British Columbia entrepreneurs have an opportunity to pitch their business concepts and products directly to Silicon Valley venture capitalists at an August 31 alumni event at the Plug and Play Tech Centre in Sunnyvale, California.
Aug 11, 2010
UBC engineering students unveil surgical robot; Mondo Spider makes trek to open house
Meet a robot that’s capable of ultra-precise surgical movements or get up close and personal with a massive robotic arachnid at the UBC Engineering Open House this Saturday, Nov. 7.
Nov 6, 2009
Students build tiny E.coli 'traffic light'
A team of UBC undergrads recently won a gold medal for their biosensor technology at the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This is the first time a team from UBC has participated in the contest that draws more than 100 teams internationally.
Nov 5, 2009 - by By Hilary Thomson
UBC engineering students unveil moon dust-shoveling robot before NASA competition
A robot designed by UBC students will be shoveling moon dust at an international robotics competition next week, vying for a $500,000 prize and the opportunity to contribute to NASA’s future space exploration projects.
Oct 9, 2009