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Student Profile: Jeremy Wang

10656377_10152757500429736_1602006363_nJeremy Wang is a second year Engineering Science student looking to pursue the Aerospace Engineering option. What was your strategy for success in first year? I wasn’t too concerned about academics in first year just because it was so early on. So the emphasis for first year was kind of understanding where boundaries lie, and pushing what I was capable of to know where those boundaries rested. It’s easier to put more effort into academics than it is to put more effort into extracurriculars when you know that you have very high grades and you want to maintain that. So …

UnERD 2014: Undergraduate Engineering Research Day

UnERDWalking through Bahen Centre was a little different than usual on August 14. But it wasn’t the line of poster-boards or the cluster of tables that caught the eyes of onlookers. The lobby was packed with detailed schematics, impressed judges and eager students, dressed up in their shirts and ties. The annual Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) had once again transformed Bahen into a hub where professors, alumni and grad students could easily take away the hard work and passion of the summer research students. Schedule of the Day Co-chair Amy Zhao and Marshell Ma started off the day-long conference …

Essential Apps and Gadgets

AppsThe transition to university can be difficult. Here are some tools that will make the path a bit smoother. Wolfram Alpha This will become your best friend, as this online computational software is no normal calculator. It can solve complex calculus problems, and is a great tool for checking your answers. However, be careful not to get too dependent on the software, because you’ll find yourself extremely lost during exams. You can also use Wolfram to answer critical life questions; “am I drunk?” should prove a useful one. Ask it to plot a Pokémon curve. Try to find the hidden …

Chem Basketball’s suffocating defense dominates Civ 28-14

304624_246664392042814_1149778705_n6October 8, 2014 Coming off last night’s emotional win over EngSci, Chem Basketball proved that their defense was no fluke. Chem recovered from a tough shooting night but relied on their defense to eke out a tough win. The Chem defence did not allow any breathing room for Civ, especially in the first half, as they forced Civ into bad shots and made them go through the teeth of the defence. Civ managed only one field goal in the first half. However, the Civ defence wasn’t playing around either. The Chem offence was also not as sharp as it was …

Indy Soccer wins 7-5 against Frosh

304624_246664392042814_1149778705_n6October 5, 2014 Indy captain Reza Boushehri was determined to not let his team lose. Indy broke through the Frosh defence several times in the first half, pulling out a deadly fast break game led by their captain to put them ahead 3-1 at the half. The second half featured both teams battling for position. “Indy’s defence was too strong for the first years”, proclaimed Tarriq Purivatra, the Frosh soccer team captain. Indy fought off a late rally by the frosh and held on to win 7-5. Tune in regularly for The Cannon Sports game recaps! Want to write for …

MSE Escapes With a 36-35 Win Over Civ

304624_246664392042814_1149778705_n6Clutch game winning jumper highlights start of Engineering Basketball Season Both teams were very excited to play after a long off-season. The game was, according to Billy Hearn, MSE captain, was “a lot of fun…super close and contested.” MSE was up by 8 points with 3 minutes left in the game. Led by a furious rally by Civ captain Scott Balid, Civ managed to take a one point lead with 20 ticks left. But Hearn decided that they would not lose this game. He pulled up a jumper over the arms of a defender. Game over, MSE is now 1-0 for the season. …

Mech soccer wins 6-4 against EngSci

304624_246664392042814_1149778705_n6October 9, 2014 An intense game featured two rivals battling for the lead for the whole game, but in the end, Mech prevailed. It was “intense and clean, with almost no fouls”, stated Christopher Habib, Mech Soccer’s captain. The Mech team started out strong, building a 4-1 lead by half time. EngSci made their adjustments during the break and pulled out the stops, as their new found defense enabled them to stop the Mech attack and score two quick goals to make it 4-3. This set up a great end of the game “filled with lots of close shots for …

Chem Basketball’s Defense carries them to undermanned win over rival EngSci

304624_246664392042814_1149778705_n6October 7, 2014 Chem pulls out an emotional win in their first game after major injury. Two of the leagues powerhouses faced off again after having their game rescheduled following an injury that cut their last game short. Last Friday, Chem back up point guard Ifaz Uddin needed to be taken by an ambulance due to a major lower body injury. Chem only had 7 players dress up for the game but came out of the gate firing. They built a big lead at the half, led by sweet shooting from PEY student Michael Taguiam and senior Patrick Morlet. Their …

Intense Chem – EngSci game is cut short by injury

304624_246664392042814_1149778705_n6October 3, 2014 The Engineering Basketball League season starts off with a bang It was a rematch of the 2013 Finals, as Chem’s core returned from PEY and is boosted by younger talent, while EngSci officially began its run at a three-peat. The first half was as intense as a regular season game could be, as EngSci’s trapping defense prevented Chem’s shooters to thrive, but Chem countered with an on point driving and slash game. The half was highlighted by a step back buzzer beating fade-away by EngSci that gave them a one point lead. EngSci used this momentum to …

ECE Trumps Indy’s Limited Lineup to Finish off the Season’s First Week

304624_246664392042814_1149778705_n6October 3, 2014 The first game of the night featured last year’s finalists, ECE, facing a depleted Indy team. ECE’s big lineup dominated both the offensive and defensive boards and did not allow Indy a chance to recover from a large early deficit. More importantly, Indy was only able to dress 5 players and as such, could not stop ECE’s constant attempt at running the fast break. The game was over by halftime with a score of 31-10 in favor of ECE, and even a minor run by Indy at the end could not keep ECE’s lead from ballooning. Indy …