Cheers arose from hundreds of SpaceX employees gathered at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, CA when its Falcon 9 rocket shot into space on Jan. 14 carrying a payload of 10 communications satellites.
Watching the live webcast from his home in Coquitlam, B.C.,SFU mechatronic systems engineering student Ian Woodbury breathed a sigh of relief.
During a year-long co-op placement with the private spaceflight company, Woodbury worked on crucial aspects of this highly anticipated launch.
RADIUS SFU, a social innovation lab and venture incubator, welcomed its third fellowship cohort of young innovators from across Vancouver earlier this week.
Once a week from January until June, the cohort of ‘Radical Doers’ will gather together at SFU’s Charles Chang Innovation Centre to connect with mentors and coaches, and strengthen their skills for creating impactful innovation.
When Lindsay Luhnau graduated from SFU’s Certificate Program for Community Economic Development* in 2014, she took home $12,000 from the program’s annual Social Innovation Challenge for her plan for a cooperative which would support seniors to stay in their homes as they age.
Congratulations to Alexa Durand and Brenda Shen from Riverside Secondary School for their experiment, "The effect of microgravity on concrete used in building structures," which is being sent into space.
In 2007, Parisa Khorsand was one of just two women to enroll in what was then a new program at SFU — Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE). The multidisciplinary program combines mechanical, electrical and software engineering with hands-on industrial training to create high-tech engineers who are inventive problem-solvers.
Today, Khorsand is a software engineer at Apple Inc., in Cupertino, CA, where she specializes in creating the software necessary for testing Apple products in the factory.
A Simon Fraser University Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE) undergraduate and tech entrepreneurship@SFU (tech e@SFU) program student has been selected for this year’s prestigious Next 36 program. It has been a dream for Abdurakhman Smazov to launch his own tech venture and change the world through technology.
Eugene Fiume, an internationally recognized leader in visual modelling and computer graphics, is Simon Fraser University’s new Dean of Applied Sciences.
Fiume comes to SFU from the University of Toronto (U of T). In addition to his research and teaching position as a U of T computing science professor, Fiume served as chair of the Department of Computer Science (1998-2004), and was the inaugural director of the Master of Science in Applied Computing Program (2010-2016).
One of the biggest issues startups face is how to go from launch to a bigger, well-functioning business. Growing firms must have the ability to attract top talent and also have enough financing to get them through critical stages of their development. Learn from three experienced Canadian entrepreneurs who have navigated through the complexity of running, managing and growing a business.
Simon Fraser University students striving to become technology entrepreneurs will have the chance to take their skills and innovations to the next level with the expansion of the flagship Technology Entrepreneurship @SFU program (TechE@SFU).