February 22, 2017
McMaster University was sponsored by eWON in the scope of the educational program 'eWON on Campus'
Many engineering programs minimize the laboratories because of time, cost and space limitations. In W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology of the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University, we are addressing this issue by developing a series of industrial automation laboratories that are accessible onsite and online through the Internet. Read more
February 21, 2017
Team of B.Tech. and B.Eng. students win MacCAD Designathon
Have you ever parked your car in such a tight parking space that you have to squeeze your way through a seemingly impossible sliver to get out? Leave it to 4 Faculty of Engineering students to design their way out of this ‘tight spot.’ Read more
January 09, 2017
Driven to succeed
Kavya Divakarla is determined to play a leading role in the future of electric and robotic vehicles, and it's very likely she will. In fact, the 25-year-ol PhD student is a prime example of the kind of success students can realize when they work hard, make the most of their co-op placements, showcase their skills often and elevate the right connections... Read more
December 14, 2016
Ready to launch; Ready for take off!
Like many high school students, Mitchell Kos wasn’t sure which post-secondary path to pursue after graduation. But he did know this: whatever he chose, he wanted to be extraordinarily successful at it... Read more
December 13, 2016
B.Tech. Alumni Helps Bring Changes to Baggage Handling at Pearson Airport
Terminal 3 at Canada’s largest airport is getting a significant overhaul of its baggage handling operation and Matt Colby, B.Tech. 2011, plays an important role in making it happen... Read more
November 22, 2016
AVT students win $500
at Student Quality Showcase
When Kern Lee, Sanjit Mann, and Carlo Perrotta began work on their Design of Experiments (DOE) project, they didn't know it would be so profitable. Thanks to the generosity of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) - Hamilton Section, the group of AVT students took home $500 for their first place success in the Student Quality Showcase Event. Read more.
November 8, 2016
Biotech students win bronze at iGEM competition in Boston
Biotech students, Samaher and Beenish, were not anticipating a bronze win at the iGEM competition in Boston last week.
September 22, 2016
Partners in education
"It's billed as a 'fresh approach to engineering technology' and little wonder: students graduate with three credentials and at least a year's worth of co-op experience under their belts." Read more.
August 12, 2016
McMaster Baja Team success at BAJA SAE Rochester competition
The McMaster Baja Team would like to thank their sponsors, of whom include the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Program, for supporting them throughout their 2016 competition season which came to a close this month at the BAJA SAE Rochester competition. Team members placed 7th in Acceleration, 11th in Hillclimb, 19th in Design Presentation, and 39th Overall. Read more.
August 08, 2016
CTV News Kitchener
In Rio, Canada's Olympic cyclists testing UW-developed bracket
Carin Yeghiazarian, McMaster University B.Tech. alumnus, and Dr. John McPhee, an engineering professor at the University of Waterloo, explain the aerodynamics of their design for a cycling bracket that will connect the handlebars of bicycles used at the 2016 World Cup and possibly the 2016 Rio Olympics. Watch the video and read more.
August 05, 2016
Congratulations to McMaster University's RSMS team of students
and faculty advisors
Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) is a partnership between such major companies as GM, Autodesk, Oracle, Siemens and HP. Together, these corporations aim to close any gap between engineering education and practice around the world. Indeed, PACE is made up of 65 engineering and design academic institutions from 12 different countries.
McMaster University is one of those 65 engineering and design institutions. As such, McMaster has an engineering team that participates in the Reconfigurable Shared-Use Mobility Systems (RSMS) competition, one of PACE's contests that includes 8 teams from 50 universities.
At this year's competition, 6 McMaster students, including 1 student from the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, collaborated with students from the University of Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, University of Toronto, and ITESM-CEM to win third place in the engineering category and the award for most improvement from year 1 to year 2.
August 05, 2016
University of Waterloo - Waterloo Stories
Rio Olympics 2016: Engineering speed for the Canadian track cycling team
Carin Yeghiazarian, McMaster University B.Tech. alumnus, and Dr. John McPhee, an engineering professor at the University of Waterloo, have designed and prototyped a two piece aluminum handlebar connector that will be used in the World Cup circuit if not in the Rio Olympics.
"A tight timeline was only fitting when engineers at the University of Waterloo took on a special project for the Canadian track cycling team headed to the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro." Read more.
June 30, 2016
Faculty of Engineering News
The newly formed Walter G. Booth School of Engineering PRactice and Technology has a leader
"On July 1, 2016, Mo Elbestawi will become director of the newly-established school, which brings together McMaster University's School of Engineering Technology and its undergraduate Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) programs and the former W Booth School, which offers graduate degrees in engineering practice in areas such as design, public policy, and entrepreneurship." Read more.
June 30, 2016
Faculty of Engineering introduces the "new" Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
"Two McMaster powerhouses of practice-oriented engineering will soon come together to form one new school." Read more.
June 28, 2016
Engineering professors receive university's most prestigious teaching award
Along with Dr. Greg Wohl, Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department, B.Tech.'s own Dr. Dan Centea, Acting Director and Program Chair for the Automotive & Vehicle Technology (AVT) stream has won the President's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning at the 2016 convocation ceremony. Read more.
June 28, 2016
International summer students inspire global tech community
through work with B.Tech. faculty
In conjunction with funding from the Strategic Alignment Fund, B.Tech. has participated in an international summer student exchange program with Mexico for the past two years. The intention of this project is to internationalize the B.Tech. program and facilitate a global community in which students and faculty work together to solve world issues.
Weekly seminars from top faculty members, participation in McMaster's social and professional events, community engagement activities within the local area, and a poster day symposium are just some of the ways in which this global communtiy is being fostered by faculty and students.
To learn more about B.Tech.'s international summer students' projects, see our featured profile on Israel Hernandez Quinto, a current Mechatronics Engineering student in Cuernavaca, Mexico who is working with Dr. Dan Centea, Program Chair of Automotive & Vehicle Technology (AVT), and Dr. Ishwar Singh, Adjunct B.Tech. Professor.
June 16, 2016
HWCDSB Online Newsletter
St. Mary's "MAC Talks" focus on tech-based careers
St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School is home to several Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM), including construction, health care, and energy. As part of the SHSM pathway, students are encouraged to seek opportunities for experiential learning. A group of grade 11 students in the energy SHSM were able to do just that when they visited the Engineering Technology Building (ETB) on Thursday, May 19th.
Following a presentation led by Valerie Hillman, Recruiting and Promotion Coordinator, students participated in both Energy Engineering Technologies and Process Automation Technology lab demos presented by Dr. Ishwar Singh. To read more about St. Mary's and the SHSM's they offer, visit their online newsletter.
May 30, 2016
McMaster Automotive & Vehicle Technology students win 1st place at Innovation Nation Conference
Three Automotive & Vehicle Technology (AVT) students won 1st place at the 6th annual CSii Innovation Nation Conference and Robotics Competition held on Sunday, May 29th. Alex, Badri, and Lukas won the award for their manual to power wheelchair conversion kit called "X-Drive."
The Innovation Nation Conference and Robotics Competition provides the opportunity for innovators to showcase their designs in such areas as science, medicine, and commerce.
About the participants, Dr. Mehran Anvari, Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii), said, "This year we have chosen individuals who are leaders in thought and action, individuals who apply their unique gifts to the task of making their vision a reality."
View X-Drive on YouTube to see how B.Tech. students are able to take engineering theory and apply it to solving real world issues. In this case, students have taken the issue of unaffordable assistive technologies and made them more accessible to those with disabilities.
May 30, 2016
EcoCAR 3 Team Wins Several Awards at the Year 2 Competition in Yuma & San Diego
Over the last two weeks, the EcoCAR 3 Team travelled to both Yuma and San Diego for the Year 2 Competition where they took home a total of 6 awards and accomplished 10th place overall. Their accolades include:
- First Place MathWorks
- First Place AVL Drive
- First Place Year 2 Winter WOrkshop System Safety Progress Review
- Woman in Engineering Rookie Award
- Second Place Year 2 Innovation
- Second Place System Modeling and Simulation
All members of the team have been working diligently since December 2015 to integrate their hybrid-electric designs into a 2016 Chevrolet CAmaro. As stated on the EcoCAR 3 website, "the end goal [was to make] the vehicle even more energy-efficient without losing high-performance and safety features Camaro buyers expect."
While at the competition, all teams participated in more than 12 activities centred on technical, communications, and project management.
A special congratulations to B.Tech. student, Chris Mack, who is completing his 4B term this fall, and to Robert Lau, a B.Tech. alumnus, Class of 2015.
To see more pictures of Mac's EcoCAR 3 Team at the Year 2 Competition, visit their Flickr site.
May 26, 2016
B.Tech. Faculty Recognized at Applause & Accolades 2016 Event
The annual Applause and Accolades event was held on Wednesday, May 18th. Engineering faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the community came together to recognize the remarkable achievements of those teaching within and those who have graduated from the Faculty of Engineering.
Of those recognized were several B.Tech. faculty, staff, and students, including:
- Dr. Faiez Alani, Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Engineering Education, Member
- Allan Mackenzie and Theomary Karamanis, Gold MarCom Award, Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
- Dr. Fei Geng, McMaster Student Union Merit Award; McMaster Student Union Faculty Award
- Dr. Eu-Gene Ng, McMaster Student Union Excellence in Teaching Award
- Allan Mackenzie, John Dobson Enactus Fellow of the Year Award
- Allan Mackenzie, Aadil Merali, Mike Justason, Jacqueline Crossley, and Theomary Karamanis, M-Factor Competition, Silver Leaf Award of Merit, International Association of Business Communicators
- McMaster EcoCAR 3 Team, Year One Competition, Sixth Place
April 5, 2016
Dr. Eu-Gene Ng Wins MSU "Excellence in Teaching" Award
Each year, the MSU hands out 'Faculty Awards' to instructors in various faculties, including: Arts & Science, Business, Engineering, Health Science, Humanities, Social Science, Nursing, Kinesiology, and Science.
Nominees are selected by students and class evaluations. Winners of the award must be high performing in the following areas: communication, approachability, and enthusiasm.
Dr. Eu-Gene Ng exceeds these criteria. He is the Program Chair for Manufacturing Engineering Technology in B.Tech., Associate Professor for Mechanical Engineering in the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), and an Associate Professor for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. With three positions in the field of manufacturing engineering, it is an understatement to say that Dr. Eu-Gene Ng is enthusiastic about his discipline.
To learn more about Dr. Ng, you can visit his faculty profile here.
February 17, 2016
GENTECH 4FT3 Strategic Management GLO-BUS Competition
GENTECH 4FT3 is a capstone course that examines the 'total' view of how an organization relates and interact with various factors to gain long-term sustainability.
As part of this course, students competed in a global GLO-BUS simulation with teams making 50 decisions on 10 management factors each week. This was an international competition, with 2,658 international teams that were predominantly undergraduate business administration and MBA students from 176 different colleges and universities.
There were 23 teams n B.Tech.'s 3 sections of the 4FT3 course alone. Of those 23 teams, one tied for 1st place and 1 tied for 30th place. Congratulations to Trung, Yousif, Hiren, Badri, Viktor, Ralph, Pavithan, and Kenrick on your astounding successes in this year's GLO-BUS Competition.
January 28th, 2016
Engineering students take plans for Jetsons-style travel tube to SpaceX competition
A team of McMaster engineering students will be presenting their design for a futuristic high-speed transportation system dubbed Hyperloop in Texas this weekend.
The brainchild of billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, the group of 10 engineering students and one Bachelor of Technology student will offer their take on the conceptual high-speed transit system designed to send passengers careening through a vacuum-sealed tube in pods at a supersonic speeds.
Musk released his preliminary concept publicly in 2013, and in June 2015 his aerospace company SpaceX put out the call to university students and independent engineering teams to design and build their best Hyperloop pod. More than 700 teams entered the contest. Of those, only 120 teams, including McMaster, were selected to participate in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition's Design Competition at Texas A&M University on January 29-30.
“This is considered the fifth mode of transportation,” said team co-captain Vishal Kharker, a fourth year computer engineering student. “You’ve got your car, bus, train, plane and your bike. This is like a Maglev (Japanese bullet train) in space but on Earth.”
As part of the challenge, teams were required to think about everything from shape and function to brakes and materials. Winners of the design competition in Texas will advance to the testing stage this summer. SpaceX announced this week that they will be building a test track adjacent to its Hawthorne, California, headquarters. Read more.
November 9, 2015
ASQ Hamilton Section Awards B.Tech. Students for Design of Experiments (DOE) Projects
The American Society for Quality challenged three teams of B.Tech. students to present their Design of Experiments (DOE) project to an expert panel on Monday, November 9th, 2015. Each of the three teams works vigorously to compose an engaging presentation on their respective topics.
Remy Audel, Kristina Ramjit, and Callan Yan spoke about suspension systems in the automotive industry. Their presentation was entitled, “Suspension on a Model Car.” Jonathon Chia, Firdous Hasmani, and Yousif Lawand engrossed judges in the engineering of cooking rice. Their presentation was on “Improving Rice Quality.” Risheet Talim and Nabeel Tariq discussed the components of pudding, specifically protein, in their presentation, “Factors Affecting Density of Pudding.”
While all three of the presentations were highly commended by judges, it was the “Suspension on a Model Car” group who won the first place cash award of $500. Congratulations!
Thank you to apparticipants for presenting your unique Design of Experiments (DOE) project and a special thank you to the American Society for Quality for sponsoring the event.
May 12, 2015
B.Tech. recognized at applause & accolades 2015
The annual Applause and Accolades Awards Gala was held on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Individuals from the university and the community gathered to recognize some amazing instructors, students and entrepreneurs. A number of B.Tech. faculty members were among these award recipients.
April 16, 2015
The Globe and Mail
It's not about the money for condo developer brothers
When condo developers Tariq and Saud Adi (B.Tech. graduate) were kids in Saudi Arabia, their physician father became involved in real estate and would take his sons out driving with him to look at properties. So the Adi brothers got a feel and vision for a property’s potential even before the family moved to Montreal in the late 1980s and then later to Burlington, Ont.
March 23, 2015
Wharton QS Stars Reimagine Education
B.Tech. feature on the new Reimagine Education website
The B.Tech. program was shortlisted for the Reimagine Education awards in 2014 in the Nurturing Employability category. The program is featured on their new website, which was launced on March 23, 2015.
View the site
February 1, 2015
The First "M-Factor" Competition was a success!
The School of Engineering Technology hosted the first ever “M-Factor Competition”. This competition was designed to test the business and management skills of students within the faculty of Engineering through various group and individual tasks.
December 9, 2014
B.Tech. Recognized at the Wharton - QS Stars Reimagine Education Conference.
The Bachelor of Technology program submitted an application to the 2014 Wharton - QS Stars Reimagine Education Conference in Philadelphia, PA. B.Tech. was shortlisted in the “Nurturing Student Employability” category.
December 1, 2014
The National Journal of Human Resource Management
Mixed response to HRPA's new designation
B.Tech. program Chair, Allan MacKenzie was recently interviewed for his comments and impressions regarding this new designation
B.Tech. Grad reinvents the skate blade and takes home the top prize at Lion’s Lair
Nick Montecchia is a 2007 Bachelor of Technology graduate from the Manufacturing Engineering Technology stream. The combination of technical and management courses that he was exposed to throughout the program, lead to the invention of RZR Skate Blades.
August 27, 2014
Energy professor receives Mohawk President's Award
The latest recipient of the Mohawk College President's Award is a Canadian leader in energy distribution research. Dr. Nafia Al-Mutawaly is a Mohawk Energy Research Centre professor and principal investigator and chair of energy engineering technologies at McMaster University.
August 19, 2014
Academica Top Ten
High-impact research, innovative pedagogy emphasized in McMaster SMA
The SMA between Ontario and McMaster University highlights the unioversity's unique pedagogical approach, research-intensive setting, and its diverse program strengths.
July 30, 2014
Academica Top Ten
Futurist Predicts Career Options for 2020
As part of its annual back-to-school marketing campaign, Future Shop tapped Canadian futurist Trevor Haldenby to predict the careers of the future.
June 19, 2014
Faculty of Engineering video shown at ASEE conference
The attendees at the 2014 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference viewed a video put together by the Faculty of Engineering. This video highlights the faculty and facilities that allow the faculty of Engineering to thrive and excel.
Watch the video
June 11, 2014
June 2014 Grads are awarded with a Mohawk College Business Certificate!
Graduates from the 4-year B.Tech. program (Automotive and Vehicle Technology, Biotechnology and Process Automation Technology) received a special surprise when they collected their degrees at convocation today.
June 10, 2014
Elementary Schools visit ETB and B.Tech.!
Our faculty, staff and current co-op students organized lab demonstrations and interactive experiments for these special visitors! See what the students had to say about their visit...
May 27, 2014
Can universities and colleges
keep up with the skills demanded by the 'new manufacturing'?
Game-changing advancements in robotics, 3D printing, data analysis, vision systems, sensors and the Internet of Things are creating seismic changes in manufacturing systems and processes. But where does the human resources factor fit into this transition?
May 7, 2014
McMaster Health and Safety
B.Tech.'s Paula Gremmen wins the 2014 McMaster Health and Safety Award of Excellence!
The award is presented to a person or group from our McMaster community who has done an outstanding job of promoting health and safety in the workplace. Paula constantly goes above and beyond to ensure that the students, faculty and staff are learning in a safe and healthy environment. Congratulations Paula!
“Oh, Brother! Saud and Tariq Adi are developing some serious buzz”
Civil Engineering Infrastructure student, Saud Adi, and his brother are grabbing attention on the cover of Biz Magazine.
See the Cover
These two are being recognized, once again, for their innovative work in Burlington on a new condo complex.
April 28, 2014
Top international awards for B.Tech. professor of communication
Dr. Theomary Karamanis, Associate Professor of Communication and Management in the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology program has been awarded three prestigious international professional communication awards.
April 28, 2014
B.Tech. students wins AREMA Scholarship
Zuriel Garcia, a current B.Tech. Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology student, recently received the ‘William H. Becker Honorary scholarship’ from AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association) valued at $1,000.
March 28, 2014
B.Tech. Grads Receive Iron Ring
The Ritual of a Calling of an Engineer (commonly known as the “Iron Ring Ceremony”) held today at McMaster University will include four alumni of the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Program.
March 21, 2014
McMaster Daily News
B.Tech.'s Juste Fanou wins
The Drs. Jolie Ringash and Glen Bandiera Renaissance Award
B.Tech. Student, Juste Fanou, wins the 2014 Renaissance Award! He will travel to Ivory Coast to study how continuing cycles of conflict there have shaped popular music.
February 25, 2014
Council of Ontario Universities News
Exciting News for Ontario University Grads
From the Council of Ontario Universities: Empirical Data Shows Ontario University graduates have the best labour market outcomes: COU’s new University works report shows.
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December 6, 2013
B.Tech.'s Jeff Fortuna wins "Best Application Paper"
Noseworthy, Fortuna and MacGregor have been selected as the winners of the 2013 Kowalski prize for the "Best Application Paper" published in the Journal of Chemometrics in 2011 and 2012 for a paper entitled "Liver functional magnetic resonance imaging analysis using a latent variables approach".
September 20, 2013
B.Tech. partners with industry to celebrate National Biotechnology Week
From September 20 - 27th, educational institutions across Canada will be celebrating the 10th annual National Biotechnology Week. Organized by BIOTECanada, NBW is intended to raise awareness of Canada's vibrant and diverse biotechnology industry.
September 16, 2013
McMaster Enginering News
B.Tech. to host College to University Engineering Success Conference on October 23 2013
The McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology program is holding a conference on credit transfer and degree completion. This conference will take place October 23rd, 2013 and will include institutions involved in post-secondary education credit transfer projects and programs.
July 31, 2013
B.Tech. student wins first-ever 'Next Great Innovator Challenge' with RBC
McMaster Enginering News
Late last month, RBC hosted its Next Great Innovator Challenge — a 24-hour prototyping marathon that challenged young students to come up with the next great idea for RBC to implement in their business.
The winning team, including third-year Engineering student Mugdha Mulay, took home $5,000 and were given a unique chance to display their talents in front of senior executives and judges.
June 17, 2013
B.Tech.'s largest ever grad class hits the job market
Last week, 41 students graduated from the Bachelor of Technology combined degree/diploma program. An additional 91 students from the degree completion program for college graduates also participated in convocation, making this the largest ever B.Tech. graduating class!
March 5, 2013
Work Placement Provides
Bhavin Shukla (B.Tech – Process Automation)
recently completed an eight-month
work placement at Suncor Energy in Calgary.
While at Suncor, Bhavin's responsibility was
as an automation analyst, which fit perfectly
with his overall career goal of becoming an
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November 23, 2012
Civil Engineering Infrastructure student Saud Adi heads Modr’n condo development in Burlington
Tariq Adi and Saud Adi speak about their new 78-unit Burlington condo development "Mod'rn" slated for occupancy in Dec 2014. The brothers drew on a wealth of international experience having lived in several countries around the world before creating the project in Burlington with its progressive design approach.
October 19, 2012
B.Tech. alumni take unconventional route to grad school
McMaster Daily News
This year, seven alumni from the Bachelor of Technology program are beginning graduate studies in engineering and business at prestigious universities around the globe.
September 15, 2012
HAZMAT robot demo by B.Tech. students
This Robot was designed and built by Engineering students at McMaster University. The robot is designed to go into hazardous areas and asses the environment.
August 31, 2012
Upgraded Biotechnology Lab promises a state-of-the-art learning experience for students
The Bachelor of Technology Biotechnology laboratory received further upgrades this summer with the addition of approximately $100,000 worth of new equipment.
August 8, 2012
Alan Murray reappointed Executive Director of the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership
McMaster Engineering News
Alan Murray has been reappointed as the Executive Director of the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015. Over the past three years Alan has been instrumental in facilitating the ongoing development of the Bachelor of Technology Partnership.
August 1, 2012
McMaster energy expert available to explain the “avalanche” that caused India’s power failures
McMaster News Release
Energy expert Nafia Al-Mutawaly is available to explain back-to-back power failures that left hundreds of millions of users in India without electricity this week -- and why it will be extremely difficult to keep blackouts from recurring.
April 27, 2012
Video highlights benefits of Degree Completion Program
Find out why B.Tech. is Ontario's leading degree completion program for college engineering technology graduates.
March 30, 2012
B.Tech. student and grads receive Iron Ring
The Ritual of a Calling of an Engineer (commonly known as the “Iron Ring Ceremony”) held today at McMaster University will include two alumni of the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Manufacturing Engineering Technology program, along with one current Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology student.
March 28, 2012
Civil Program Chair receives MSU Award for teaching performance
McMaster Engineering News
Cameron Churchill received the Faculty Award which recognizes outstanding all-round teaching performance.
Dr. Al-Mutawaly on a model for protection & control of the power grid
Ontario’s energy customers are changing their ways. They’re equipping their homes and businesses with
smart meters, shifting patterns of consumption, and generating and contributing new energy sources to Ontario’s power grid. But Ontario’s grid is built on a 100-year-old foundation. Should we be worried?
PEO reduces challenge exam requirements for Manufacturing grads
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