I’m very proud of our uOttawa Supermileage team who qualified, competed and placed 16th out of 45 teams at the Shell Ecomarathon this past weekend.
Here are some photos (courtesy of the official Shell Ecomarathon photographer via their Flickr).
A two‐day workshop focusing on the essential professional skills required for a successful career in the broad areas of engineering and science.
The program includes lectures from speakers within academia, research labs, industry, and government departments.
This workshop is particularly suited to graduate students and post‐doctoral fellows.
April 28th ‐ 29th, 2016
Contact: Dr. Andrew Sowinski, firstname.lastname@example.org
|8:00 – 9:00||Registration||CBY A04|
|9:30 – 10:00||Applying for academic positions: Tips from a current dean||Dr. Steve Perry
Dean Faculty of Science
|10:00 – 10:30||Coffee Break||CBY A04|
|10:30 – 12:00||Online personal branding||Dr. Umar Ruhi
Telfer School of Management
|12:00 – 13:00||Lunch Break||CBY A04|
|13:00 – 14:00||Quest for Tenure||Dr. Richard Blute
Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
|14:00 – 15:00||Tips on Scholarships and Grants||Daniel Melanson
Awards Officer, FGPS
|15:00 – 15:30||Coffee Break||CBY A04|
|15:30 – 16:30||Interviewing in Industry||Dr. William Ogilvie
Dept. Of Chemistry
|16:30 – 17:30||Intellectual Property, Commercialization and Technology Transfer||Joe Irvine
Technology Transfer and Business Enterprise
|9:00 – 10:00||Starting your own business||Dr. Aali R. Alizadeh
CEO, Giatec Scientific Inc.
|10:00 – 10:30||Coffee Break||CBY A04|
|10:30 – 11:30||Careers In the Space Industry||Dr. Jean-Claude Piedboeuf, Director General, Space Science and Technology
Canada Space Agency
|11:30 – 12:30
|Managing Diversity in Engineering & Science||Dr. Catherine Mavriplis, NSERC Chair WISE
Dept. Mechanical Engineering
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch Break||CBY A04|
|13:30 – 14:15||Working for the Federal Government||Marc Prudhomme
|14:15 – 15:00||Working for NRC||Scott Baker
National Research Council
|15:00 – 16:00||“Survival” Skills for Researchers||Dr. Federico Rosei
Director of the INRS-ÉMT
So our Supermileage team is at the Shell Ecomarathon! I’m not there, but the wonderful world of the internet has send me some photos via the supermileage faculty advisor, Dr. Patrick Dumond.
Last Friday, Trevor Meunier presented his MASc thesis seminar on “compact vibration isolator design for use in retrofit telecommunications fan applications”. Unfortunately, thesis supervisor Dr. Arnaud Weck is on sabbatical at the moment but luckily co-supervisor Dr. Natalie Baddour was on hand to snap the photo. 🙂
Now at its ninth edition, the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Student Poster Competition allows students to showcase their research to the experts and public alike, often for the first time. Most of the judges are experts from industry and Ottawa’s world-class R&D organizations or sometimes investors with a trained eye for breakthrough ideas. Along with demonstrated expertise in their chosen fields, students must also know how to sell their ideas and market their research.
“This competition is a great way for students to make contacts in industry and R&D ventures – for potential employers this is a great opportunity to see the cutting edge research underway at the graduate level,” said the Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ioan Nistor.
..and the MCG winners are…
1st: Alex Steeves – Characterization and in Vitro Bioactivity of Poly (Dopamine).
2nd: Daniel MacDonald – Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Using Cold Spray.
3rd: Ruben Fernandez – Deposition and Simulation of Thick Copper Cold Spray Coatings on Steel for Used Nuclear Fuel Repository Using Nitrogen and Pulsed Waterjet Surface Preparation.
Honourable Mention – Maxime-Alexandre Ferko – Effects of Cobalt Ions from Hip Implants on Inflammasome Activation in Macrophages in Vitro.
2nd place in the Masters of Engineering category: Aditi Khandelwal – Navigation Guidance to the Visually Impaired Using a Programmable Robot.
Mechanics / Materials Award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering: Shuai Yang – Design, Modeling and Testing of a Two-Term Mass Device with a Variable Flywheel.
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Best Female Presenter (Honourable Mention): Catriona S. Czyrnyj – A Semi-Automated Approach to the Measurement of Urogenital Kinematics in the Sagittal Plane.
Last but not least….one more poster from our graduate student poster competition. Here is Aditi Khandelwal with her poster – Navigation Guidance to the Visually Impaired Using a Programmable Robot. Aditi’s poster actually won the second place prize in her division (MEng division). Congrats, Aditi – MCG is very proud of you!
Last week Dr. Hallett gave a presentation on writing theses and reports – it’s good, to-the-point tips. For those who are interested, here are the slides from the presentation:
The faculty of engineering’s annual graduate student poster competition took place last Wednesday. MCG was well represented (one of our students even won a mechanics and materials prize from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers!). Always a fun day, thanks to everyone who participated including our volunteers.
Last Friday, Dr. Hallett spoke to our group of graduate students and gave a presentation on ..how to give (or not give) a presentation. The slides from the presentation are below, in addition to some further tips.