Sarah Nicholson

Master’s Student – 

Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering

I am a current MASc student using computational fluid dynamics to develop sustainable energy systems, with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University in Toronto.

My experience and interests have been broadened by the wide range of work I have done, including my own business as a free lance graphic designer and Research Assistant position on inclusive engineering design.

My goal is to work in a field that focuses on “regenerative environmental engineering”,  taking sustainability one step further by supporting regenerative practices.  I believe my field can be greatly improved by focusing on emotional intelligence, interdisciplinary design, and by actively engaging in equity, diversity and inclusion. I am passionate about art, learning, teaching, gardening, writing, science, and philosophy.

10
Semesters till graduation
CGPA

Teaching Documents

I am published in several sets of slides and documents that I have created from my work as a TA and RA. 

CNC Beyond | Omni-directional Robotic Machining

I recently completed my award-winning thesis project to deliver a working prototype of a cheap, lightweight CNC machine for makers and hobbyists. 

RBC Student's Leading Change Scholarship Recipient

I was thrilled to be chosen for RBC’s scholarship, and to bring light to my aim to include more women in the exciting field that I am studying.

Latest Project: Holland Planning Innovations

This summer I had the priviledge of updating the site for the exciting urban development group of Holland Planning Innovations.

Teaching the Philosophy of Design

In the fall semester I am working as a TA for the second year, Engineering Design Course. Focusing on the design process and ergonomics. 

Latest Blog Post

The social barrier of gender discrimination was not one of the ones that I had to overcome to get into school. My family never gave me a clear message about the roles of women, and I was lucky to not have the imagination to know that some men thought women were less intelligent.

Rather, it was economics and mental health that barred my way into university…

Sarah Nicholson

Master’s of Applied Science Student in Mechanical Engineering

I am a current MASc student using computational fluid dynamics to develop sustainable energy systems, with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University in Toronto.

My experience and interests have been broadened by the wide range of work I have done, including my own business as a free lance graphic designer and Research Assistant position on inclusive engineering design.

My goal is to work in a field that focuses on “regenerative environmental engineering”,  taking sustainability one step further by supporting regenerative practices.  I believe my field can be greatly improved by focusing on emotional intelligence, interdisciplinary design, and by actively engaging in equity, diversity and inclusion. I am passionate about art, learning, teaching, gardening, writing, science, and philosophy.

10
Semesters till graduation
CGPA

RBC Student's Leading Change Scholarship Recipient

I was thrilled to be chosen for RBC’s scholarship, and to bring light to my aim to include more women in the exciting field that I am studying.

Latest Project: Holland Planning Innovations

This summer I had the priviledge of updating the site for the exciting urban development group of Holland Planning Innovations.

Teaching the Philosophy of Design

In the fall semester I am working as a TA for the second year, Engineering Design Course. Focusing on the design process and ergonomics. 

Latest Blog Post

The social barrier of gender discrimination was not one of the ones that I had to overcome to get into school. My family never gave me a clear message about the roles of women, and I was lucky to not have the imagination to know that some men thought women were less intelligent.

Rather, it was economics and mental health that barred my way into university…