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During a practical aerodynamic workshop, students position a race car in front of the nozzle of the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel.

Welcome to the world’s most extreme classroom

February 01, 2017

Dynamic workshops in ACE’s additional climatic chambers offer students the chance to gain practical skills that will help them become immediate contributors to Canadian businesses and organizations. ACE’s wide variety of workshops are available not only to the university’s students, but also to students from other Ontario post-secondary institutions, as well as professionals and members of the community.

University hosting Drone Fair Ontario and the annual Engineering Robotics Competition during the weekend of November 26 and 27.

Games of Drones: High-tech weekend coming to UOIT

November 23, 2016

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre at the university’s north Oshawa location is the place to be when drone enthusiasts, experts and vendors from across the province will be on campus for Drone Fair Ontario, in partnership with the university’s ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel. At the same time, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science stages its 11th annual high school Engineering Robotics Competition.

Canadian professional mountain biker Derek Zandstra (Trenton, Ontario) challenges simulated hot and humid conditions inside one of ACE's climate chambers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Elite mountain biker finds new challenge in university's ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel

October 28, 2016

ACE, located at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, is a research and testing facility that offers the perfect technologies in made-to-order weather conditions for athletes such as Derek Zandstra. To help him acclimatize and beat the heat, ACE was able to simulate exactly what he was looking for in its advanced climate simulation chambers.

2016 Ontario Shores Extreme Challenge in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel raises funds for charity as participants pedal spin bikes in bone-chilling cold conditions.

ACE putting the FUN back in fundraising

October 21, 2016

Ever want to experience an arctic snowstorm, searing desert sun, or the tropical conditions of a rainforest? How about experiencing all three in one day? That’s what participants in the 2016 Ontario Shores Extreme Challenge accomplished in just four hours inside the incredible ACE climatic wind tunnel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Student flying an unmanned aerial vehicle at Drone Fair Calgary on June 19.

Drone Fair to take off in the Greater Toronto Area

October 06, 2016

Drone races, hands-on workshops and conversations with drone experts and vendors: all of these are coming to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) gymnasiums on Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27.

Taking flight: Testing the Wyp Wingboard in front of the nozzle of the powerful ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel.

It’s a bird, It’s a plane… It’s a Wingboard!

September 30, 2016

Wyp Aviation has successfully conducted the first full-scale, manned flight testing of its Wingboard. The Huntsville, Alabama company took its testing to new heights inside the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel, a cutting-edge research and testing facility at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

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