Tagged engineering

Giant toy claw and fiery snake stand out at Beakerhead

By Derrius Ivy, September 28 2017 — Life-sized rainbow bunnies, a 168-foot firey serpent, a giant toy claw and musical see-saws were just four of 14 attractions at the 2017 Beakerhead festival in Calgary from Sept. 13–17. The city-wide creations integrated art, science, engineering and entertainment to promote ingenuity and creativity. This year’s theme, “Snakes…

Frosh 2017: Engineering Pranks

By Jason Herring First-year engineering students entering the University of Calgary are fully immersed into faculty lore. Don’t be surprised if you overhear a new engineering student recount a decades-old tale of debauchery while using the pronoun ‘we’ in the coming weeks. Many of these stories are dubiously true — other than the few photos floating…

U of C researchers study tweets sent during Fort McMurray fire

By Zarif Alibhai, August 2 2017 — The Fort McMurray wildfires displaced over 80,000 people from their jobs and homes in May 2016. A University of Calgary software engineering PhD student believes that centralized app software could help displaced victims find basic necessities in a similar crisis. Working alongside researchers at the Schulich School of…

U of C engineering graduates face fluctuating employment rates

By Jason Herring, July 11 2017 — Employment rates for Schulich School of Engineering graduates have declined since 2014 amid an uncertain economic climate and low oil prices, according to a series of surveys conducted by the Engineering Career Centre (ECC). In 2014, graduates of civil and chemical engineering had the best shot of finding…

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