engineering

Will the vehicles of the future be powered by electricity or hydrogen?

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Team develops novel eye drop to treat glaucoma

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Zero-waste mobile phones come closer to reality

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UBC students compete for best SpaceX landing-pad design

Event: Ship-based rocket landing-pad design competition

Date/Time: Wednesday April 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Fred Kaiser Building (map), Room 1180, 2332 Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4

Parking: Health Sciences Parkade (map), 2250 Health Sciences Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3

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APSC grad student wins award for work on low-cost melanoma detection device

Prateek Mathur, a master’s student in biomedical engineering at UBC, has received the 2017/2018 BC MEDTECH Graduate Award in Biomedical Engineering. Endowed by the BC Medical Devices Association, the award is intended to recognize UBC biomedical engineering graduate students with “an entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in the local biomedical engineering industry and demonstrated leadership and communication skills.”

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Donation from L3 MAPPS creates endowed student award for UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program

UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science has received a donation from L3 MAPPS to support students of the UBC Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) Program. The funds have been used to establish the L3 MAPPS Award in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

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Industry-academia partnership prepares shipbuilders of tomorrow

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Recycling experts hit milestone in quest for zero-waste phone

Video: https://youtu.be/FarsLBeDTW0
Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhrJTKW

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New glaucoma treatment could ease symptoms while you sleep

Eye drops developed by UBC researchers could one day treat glaucoma while you sleep – helping to heal a condition that is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world.

“Medicated eye drops are commonly used to treat glaucoma but they’re often poorly absorbed. Less than five per cent of the drug stays in the eye because most of the drops just roll off the eye,” said lead researcher Vikramaditya Yadav, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, and biomedical engineering at UBC.

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UBC students win entrepreneurship competition with innovative solution for restaurant industry

A team of UBC students was awarded first place in the entrepreneurship category of the competition portion of this year’s Pacific Venture Capital Conference and Competition, the largest student-run event of its kind in North America. The win came with a $5500 cash prize and four thousand dollars’ worth of in-kind legal services from McMillan LLP.

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