Engineering
Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Engineering brings STEM studies home for kids

Engineering brings STEM studies home for kids

With schools closed and social interactions limited, it is undeniably a difficult time for parents and teachers as they try to engage kids in at-home learning activities.

‘Cough chamber’ shows six-feet not far enough

‘Cough chamber’ shows six-feet not far enough

A recent Western-led study says two meters might not be far enough away if someone lets an uncovered cough loose in your direction – meaning sneeze and cough etiquette is more than a simple social nicety, but a key to stopping the spread of diseases like COVID-19.

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

A pair of Western scholars – Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Hesham El Naggar and Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid – have been honoured with Distinguished University Professorships.

Helping bend, shape needs of Western, world

Helping bend, shape needs of Western, world

Earlier this month, Clayton Cook and his University Machine Services team constructed a much-need bracket for a local neurosurgeon – a devise to hold a patient’s head in place during lifesaving surgery. Just another Thursday around the shop.

Advanced Manufacturing pivots to face shields

Advanced Manufacturing pivots to face shields

Western teams across campus are supporting production of low-cost, substantively effective medical face shields that could be in hospitals for health-care workers within days if not hours.

Network unites students in disaster resiliency efforts

Network unites students in disaster resiliency efforts

Western students and their Cuban peers will be at the forefront of understanding how communities can better withstand the worst Mother Nature has to offer thanks to a new scholars network designed to offer on-the-ground opportunities for young researchers.

Seven Western programs among global elite

Seven Western programs among global elite

Four Western subjects now count themselves among the Top 50 programs in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today.

Big data project lights path to energy savings

Big data project lights path to energy savings

Western researchers are charged up over the use of big data to help utility providers untangle the complexities of consumer energy demand across the country while also planning for a greener future.

CSA grant backs Western Space rover tech

CSA grant backs Western Space rover tech

Western will play a key role in humanity’s return to the Moon, thanks to a major investment by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in a university-led advancement that could represent a flagship Canadian contribution to international missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Degrees, scholarship to honour Flight 752 students

Degrees, scholarship to honour Flight 752 students

The families and friends of four Western students whose lives were cut short in the downing of Ukraine International Flight PS752 will not only see their loved ones’ academic careers celebrated, but ambitions live on in opportunities for future students.

Future-focused network to boost industry foresight

Future-focused network to boost industry foresight

Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor Tengyuan Zhang, Associate Director of WIN 4.0 (Western’s Industry Network), is utilizing the latest industry revolution – cyber-physical systems – to give businesses the ability to anticipate what will happen in their facilities and address problems even before they happen.

Building communities by building bridges

Building communities by building bridges

A bridge over Bolivian waters – for the third time, Western’s chapter of Engineers in Action (EIA) are eagerly anticipating helping rural communities bridge gaps in their geographic, economic and social isolation.

Legendary team starts season high atop rankings

Legendary team starts season high atop rankings

If asked to identify a Western team ranked among the best in North America, you might not immediately think of the one featuring fast-clicking strategists with nicknames like ‘Shorthop’ and ‘BlazedNova’.

Campus and community mourn, celebrate students

Campus and community mourn, celebrate students

About 500 mourners gathered Wednesday in a memorial service at Western’s Alumni Hall in a tearful tribute to four graduate students who lost their lives on Flight PS752.

Ghazal Nourian: Absence of ‘a great presence’

Ghazal Nourian: Absence of ‘a great presence’

Western remembers the lives of four graduate students – Hadis Hayatdavoudi, Milad Nahavandi, Ghazal Nourian and Sajedeh Saraeian – who died aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752.

Sajedeh Saraeian: Woman of ‘a thousand hopes’

Sajedeh Saraeian: Woman of ‘a thousand hopes’

Western remembers the lives of four graduate students – Hadis Hayatdavoudi, Milad Nahavandi, Ghazal Nourian and Sajedeh Saraeian – who died aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752.