Monthly Newsletter of McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering


Innovation from Excellence 2016

Innovation is embedded in the culture of McMaster Engineering. We are committed to solving the grand challenges facing our world and improving society through our student-centred, research-focused approach to education.

Over the past three years, our Faculty has been guided by the Invest for Excellence and Innovation from Excellence initiatives, which have created opportunities to enhance our local, national and global impact.

Read more about the Faculty’s Innovation from Excellence plans for 2016 in the following six key strategic areas: Increasing Diversity, Student Retention, Graduate Students, Strengthening Faculty-Student Interactions, Community and Enhancing Reputation.


New Risk Institute to help prepare communities for disasters

Federal government investing $12M towards Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing centre

Research: McMaster forms industry partnership to find innovative wastewater solutions

Engineering deans from around the world come together to discuss climate change

Worth Mentioning

Faculty of Engineering introduces the “new” Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Coming soon: New makerspace at McMaster

VIDEO: Student makes 3D printer out of K’Nex


September 14, 2016 Café X Lecture: Why do experiments at all when simulations are much more relevant?

September 16, 2016 9th Alumni Beer Tasting Event @ Shawn & Ed Brewing Company

September 22, 2016
"Will surgeons be replaced by robots?" with Dr. Anthony Adili, Electrical Eng. & Mgmt. '89 & M.D. '97

September 22, 2016
Professional Development Seminar

September 28, 2016
Detroit Alumni Event - The Dearborn Inn - 'THE CAR OF THE FUTURE'

Ishwar K. Puri

Dean’s blog: Rethinking the Engineering PhD

We prompt doctoral students to take deep dives into very narrow questions, implicitly encouraging them to think small. The narrowness of their research topics focuses them laser-like into silos that lie far from the interdisciplinary thinking that is required solve today’s wicked problems.

Emma Mogus

Teen award-winner and inventor excited to join McMaster in September

Emma Mogus has built an impressive resume as an inventor and international public speaker, research intern and non-profit CEO, all before leaving high school. The award-winning teen has been making head­lines for her innovative assistive technology that enables people with dis­abilities to direct a compu­ter mouse with their tongue.

Mitchell Kurnell

Engineering student spending summer at NASA

Engineering physics student Mitchell Kurnell shares his thoughts on stepping outside his comfort zone during his summer co-op at NASA.

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