UBC students take on hyperloop concepts in rail challenge
Second-year mechanical engineering students will race their autonomous engines around a track designed to simulate the challenges facing hyperloop design – a system of tubes through which a “pod” can travel free of air resistance or friction, transporting people or objects at high speed.
Jan 22, 2019
UBC’s ‘robot kindergarten’ trains droids of the future
Less than 100 years from now, robots will be friendly, useful participants in our homes and workplaces, predicts UBC mechanical engineering professor and robotics expert Elizabeth Croft.
May 26, 2016
Engineer yogi releases breath device
For Cindy Gu, a mechanical engineer and certified yoga teacher who graduates from UBC at the end of this month, mindfulness was key to coping with campus life.
May 25, 2016
Engineering students to show off design, ingenuity in relay race
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.
Jan 24, 2012
UBC innovator receives major Manning Foundation award for green engine technology
University of British Columbia Professor Emeritus Phil Hill has been named the 2011 recipient of the $100,000 Encana Principal Award by the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation. Hill was chosen for his discovery of a technology that enables diesel engines to run on clean-burning natural gas.
Oct 6, 2011
UBC researchers invent new drug delivery device to treat diabetes-related vision loss
A team of engineers and scientists at the University of British Columbia has developed a device that can be implanted behind the eye for controlled and on-demand release of drugs to treat retinal damage caused by diabetes.
Jun 29, 2011
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
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