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The Art of Engineering

Engineering is a profession that is made for creative problem-solvers. Find out how our #MacEng students are using the arts as a creative outlet to fuel and inspire their studies, and how a design-thinking approach is incorporated into our undergraduate education to help students bring their imagination to reality.

How our students are using creative expression to be better engineers

Big Ideas: Two sides of the same coin

October 12, 2018

Big Ideas: Two sides of the same coin

How a strong bond has helped two brothers, cellists and McMaster Engineering students find success.

Big Ideas: Clever and creative engineers take to the stage

August 30, 2018

Big Ideas: Clever and creative engineers take to the stage

Twenty-one years after its birth, the beloved annual tradition that is the Mac Eng Musical looks undeniably like a big idea.

Big Ideas: One man show

February 15, 2018

Big Ideas: One man show

Nonso Amadi, Afro R&B singer songwriter and McMaster grad is turning heads and hearts in Canada. And he’s doing it his way.

Big Ideas: Getting to the 'pointe'

Mechanical Engineering & Society student and ballerina, Lacey Wice, examines the mechanics of ballet and how the dance has helped her become the ‘whole engineer’. Read the story.

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Ryan LaRue: Vanier Scholar, Chemical Engineer, & Pianist

Ryan LaRue is a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Here, he talks about his research, why it’s important, and what he does when he’s not working in the lab.

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How our students are helping others to be more creative

Big Ideas: Pump up the volume

April 24, 2018

Big Ideas: Pump up the volume

Clarinet in hand, electrical engineering PhD student Larissa Taylor is working on making music sound sweeter to people wearing hearing aids.

McMaster Engineering Strikes a Chord at UofTHacks

January 30, 2018

McMaster Engineering Strikes a Chord at UofTHacks

Two McMaster Engineering students and best friends win the Actions Google Challenge at the UofTHacks event with a new music teacher application.

Big Ideas: A tape measure for colour

August 9, 2018

Big Ideas: A tape measure for colour

Eyeing up Matthew Sheridan’s success would make any ambitious entrepreneur green with envy. And thanks to Sheridan and his game-changing portable invention, the Nix Pro Colour Sensor, the world can now measure exactly that shade of green.

Painting tool wins national design award for accessibility

Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences students, Lianna Genovese, Laura Carter and Alex Yeh received $2,000 for their 1st year project, The Painter's Guide, an assistive tool that makes painting easier for people living with dystonia. 

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