Work and academic experience that now seem exceptional for a student graduating
with an undergraduate degree in engineering could become commonplace as UBC's
engineering programs change with the times
A group of Engineering Physics students has designed a small device that will
encourage the recycling of aluminum waste chips from machine shops, and help
reduce the release of harmful chemicals in the recycling process.
The first group of graduates ever from the challenging Electro-Mechanical Engineering
option will receive two degrees each during the Spring Congregation ceremonies
Prof. Keith Brimacombe has long had a fascination with how things work, something he credits to his early years spent in a farming community in Alberta.
This fascination, coupled with what he sees as an engineer's obligation to
society, led him into the sweltering confines of Canadian steel mills on a quest
to understand and improve the processes involved in steel production.
A video produced for the Faculty of Applied Science to encourage high school
students, especially women and other under-represented groups to consider engineering
as a career, has won its second international award.