Engineering Now .: Volume 2 - Edition 7 .: January 31, 2006

See for yourself what Western Engineering has to offer


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Dr. Paul Davenport, President, The University of Western Ontario, chatted with Western Engineering researchers at last year's event.

5th Annual Research Day Open House - Meet over 80 Western Engineering professors and graduate students presenting research in poster format Tuesday, January 31 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in Western’s Great Hall.

You will get an inside look into leading edge research in nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, software development, advanced materials, fuel cells, natural disasters, environmental technologies, automotive, and much more.

"Research Day is a day for us to communicate our research to the broad community and ourselves," says Dean Berruti. “This direct relation and interaction with industry and the community is important to us, as well as simply celebrating our research skills and accomplishments.”

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Hydro One powers up more support for Western Engineering

  • EWB Western recognized with two awards at National Conference

  • EK3 profiled in January 2006 Business London

  • Ross Clark continues to support Western Engineering

  • DeLasa's book makes the Chemistry Best Sellers List

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    Research

  • Wastewater treatment research

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    Announcements

  • Western Engineering logo and templates now available online

  • Remembering Phillip Nakahara MacLachlan

  • Discovery Day seeks presenters, panelists

  • Roma Harris reappointed as Vice-Provost, Registrar

  • Western Blasts Past Goal for United Way Campaign

  • Western community shows it truly cares - Food Drive results

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    Past Events

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    Upcoming Events

    Research Day

    Tuesday, January 31
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Great Hall

    This open house features over 80 Western Engineering professors and their graduate students presenting research in poster format. Learn how Ontario Centres of Excellence supports research, develops partnerships, trains graduate students with an industrial orientation, and transfers knowledge and technology to industry.

    Click here for more information...


    IEEE hosts an Industry Tour - Diamond Aircraft

    Wednesday, February 1
    8:00 am
    Only 15 spots available - first come, first served
    To reserve a spot email ieee_sb@ieee.uwo.ca

    The tour will last 1 hours. Dress is business casual. Closed toe shoes are a must. Participants arrange their own transportation.


    Final Co-op Preparation and Training Workshop

    Wednesday, February 1
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    SEB 1200

    Are you interested in participating in the Summer Engineering Co-op Program? Have you heard your friends talking about the co-op placements that are being posted for engineering students? Wednesday, February 1 is your final chance to attend a Preparation and Training workshop. You must have attended one of these workshops to be approved for SECOP.


    Chemical Engineering - First-Year Engineering Student Information Meeting and Pizza Party

    Wednesday, February 1
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    SEB 1059

    The agenda includes the following:
    * Introduction to staff and student representatives of different academic years
    * PowerPoint presentation of the courses and programs
    * Q& A

    If you wish to attend please sign-up by Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at the CBE Departmental Office on the fourth floor of the new Thompson Engineering Building (TEB 477A), or call Dr. M. B. Ray at 661-2111 ext (81273).


    Information Sessions for Concurrent Degrees - Engineering and Business

    Wednesday, February 1
    5:30 pm
    SEB 3109

    Students currently in the combined Engineering/HBA program will give a short presentation.  After the presentation the students and Nina Lowes, Academic Counsellor in the Faculty of Engineering, will be available to answer questions about the combined program and the application procedures, etc.


    Information Sessions for Concurrent Degrees - Engineering and Medicine

    Wednesday, February 1
    7:00 pm
    SEB 2099

    Students currently in the combined Medicine program will give a short presentation.  After the presentation the students, Nina Lowes, Academic Counsellor in the Faculty of Engineering, and Darla McNeil, Officer of Admissions and Student Affairs, will be available to answer questions questions regarding the application procedures and the Medicine program.


    Intent to Register Information Sessions

    Chemical Engineering
    Thursday, February 2
    12:30 pm
    SEB 3109

    Mechanical Engineering
    Thursday, February 2
    12:30 pm
    SEB 2099

    Software Engineering
    Thursday, February 2
    1:00 pm
    SEB 3109

    Civil Engineering
    Thursday, February 2
    1:00 pm
    SEB 2099

    Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Thursday, February 9
    12:30 pm
    SEB 3109

    Civil Engineering
    Thursday, February 9
    12:30 pm
    SEB 2099

    Chemical Engineering
    Thursday, February 9
    1:00 pm
    SEB 3109

    Integrated Engineering
    Thursday, February 9
    1:00 pm
    SEB 2099


    All Campus Job Fair

    Thursday, February 2
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Gymnasiums and Main Level of the UCC

    Over 85 employers are expected to participate. Engineering students are encouraged to attend as there are at least twelve companies attending to recruit engineering students for graduate, part-time, summer and internship opportunities.

    Click here for more information...


    WE Bots meeting

    Thursday, February 2
    12:30 - 1:30 pm
    SEB 1056

    WE Bots is open to all students, faculty and staff of Western with a spirited engineering desire to promote the creation of robot devices. Experience is not necessary, only a desire to learn and to use one’s imagination. The goal is to design and build robots for fun. Members can join an ongoing project, initiate a new project, or work on personal robotics projects. Click here for more information...


    Discovery 2006

    Tuesday, February 7
    7:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building

    Discovery 2006 will assemble business, academic and government leaders who are driving today's innovation, collaboration and commercialization agenda — within Ontario and globally. This is a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue and debate with those who are shaping our competitive future today, and be inspired by leading edge discovery that's poised to enter the marketplace.


    Monthly Engineering Get-Together

    Tuesday, February 7
    10:00 am
    TEB Lobby


    Career Workshop for Graduate Students Interested in Academic and Non-Academic Careers

    Thursday, February 9
    4:00 pm -5:30 pm
    Stevenson Lawson Building, Room 330
    or
    Thursday, February 16
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Stevenson Lawson Building, Room 330

    The workshop will cover both the academic and non-academic job search and will address topics such as: What are my transferable skills? What career options are there? How do I establish a network? How do I develop an effective resume/CV? What can I expect from an academic interview? Job negotiation skills, and more.

    Click here for more information...

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    Celebrity Double Contest

    Deadline for nominations: February 10

    Know a professor, co-worker or classmate who looks like a famous actor or actress? Or are you always being told you could be the twin of a celebrity? Been asked for an autograph? If so, Western News is looking for you.

    The top three look-alikes will be chosen and will have an updated photograph taken by Western News, as well as participate in a brief interview. The winner and his/her nominator will each receive a gift from Hospitality Services.

    Click here for more information...

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    41st Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research

    February 13 - 14
    Burlington, Ontario

    GA student award will be presented to the student providing the best oral presentation. Click here for more information...


    Applying to HBA Program for September 2006 – Info Session

    Wednesday, February 15, 2006
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Room 1R40, Ivey


    Attention Graduating Students - Iron Ring Information Session

    Thursday, February 16
    12.30 pm
    SEB 2200


    Charity on the Rocks Rock Concert

    Friday, February 17
    10:00 pm
    The Wave
    Tickets are $10 and can be obtained at the Wave, Infosource, and the UES office (SEB1001) or $12 at the door - bringing a non-perishable food reduces the ticket price by $1

    The night will feature outstanding rock bands: The Dead Know One Thing (featuring Keith Shular); The Righteous Pink (featuring UES' Federico Berruti); The Ocho (featuring UES' Anthony Stracuzzi); The Elemeno Peas. Also guest appearances by Goutam Datta and Samir Raza. MCs for the evening will be Andrew Watson and Chris Chandler (Chiquita).

    All proceeds support International Development initiatives by Engineers without Borders (EWB). This is a 19+ event.

    Click here to download the Charity on the Rocks Rock Concert poster....


    Lynda Shaw Memorial Lecture Series

    Tuesday, February 21
    1:30 pm
    SEB 1059

    London Mayor, Anne Marie DeCicco will be the guest speaker at this year's lecture. Everyone is invited to attend.


    Information Sessions for Concurrent Degrees - Engineering and Law

    Thursday, February 23
    12:30 pm
    SEB 3109

    Beryl Theobald, the Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Faculty of Law, and Nina Lowes, Academic Counsellor, Faculty of Engineering, will be available to answer questions about the combined program and the application procedures, etc.


    4th Annual Western Staff & Leaders Conference: "Opening Doors - Discovering Talent"

    February 27th - March 1st, 2006
    12:30 pm

    You are invited to take part in the many opportunities for your personal, professional and team development. For more information, visit the conference Website at: http://www.uwo.ca/humanresources/conference/.

    Online registration will be available January 30th - February 2nd, 2006. Please mark these dates on your calendar.


    National and Business Technology Conference (NBTC)

    March 3 - 5, 2006
    Downtown Toronto - 130 West Event Centre
    Ticket Price: $90 for early bird (hotel accommodation will be up soon)

    NBTC provides students with the platform to interact with representatives from the most innovative companies via seminars, workshops, and recruitment fairs. Through the keynotes speeches and panel discussions, students learn current issues in business and technology and gained valuable contacts for the future.

    Click here for more information...


    Invitation to participate in faculty author reception

    Reception: Thursday, March 30
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Deadline to include book: Wednesday, February 15

    The Book Store at Western is hosting a faculty author reception, for those with new books. If you would like your book included in the event, contact Carolyn Young by February 15.


    WIE Year End Dinner

    Wednesday, March 22, 2006
    Hilton Hotel

    The theme for the evening will be: The Value of Networking.For more information, visit the WIE Web site - www.eng.uwo.ca/wie.


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    Upcoming Deadlines

    Western Engineering faculty and staff awards

    1. Engineering Awards of Recognition (fulltime and part-time faculty and staff)
    Nomination deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 .: 4:00 pm

    2. Engineering Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement by a Staff Member (fulltime staff)
    Nomination deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 .: 4:00 pm

    All nominations are to be submitted to the Dean's Office, attention Dr. Berruti. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in this process by submitting and/or supporting nominations for award recipients, as outlined in the Terms of Reference for each award.


    Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

    Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2006

    Nominations are now open for the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, presented by the Bank of Nova Scotia, Western's Alumni Association and the University Students' Council. Students are asked to nominate professors who display innovative teaching techniques, enthusiasm and the ability to take the classroom to a superior level. Click here for more information...


    Attention Students - Research Opportunity

    Deadline to apply: Friday, February 17

    Dr. Lauren Briens is looking for a student to pursue MESc research on transport processes and fluid flow in the pharmaceutical industry starting in May 2006. The research is industry based. The student will conduct most of experiments at the company’s facility in Strathroy and thus the student must have their own transportation. A background in chemical/biochemical or mechanical engineering is preferred.

    For more information, contact Dr. Briens.


    Spring 2006 Graduation - online application

    Apply online between December 1, 2005 - March 15, 2006
    The link is www.registrar.uwo.ca/InfoServices/Graduation.cfm

    All undergraduate, education and professional students in the last year of their program who wish to graduate MUST apply online between Dec 1, 2005 and March 15, 2006.


    Call for Nominations - Alumni Awards of Merit

    Deadline for nominations: Friday, March 31
    Homecoming Weekend: September 29, 2006

    Nominate an outstanding Western alumna or alumnus for a prestigious Alumni Award of Merit. The categories, criteria and nomination form are at http://www.alumni.uwo.ca/awards/merit.htm. For more information, please call Susan Henderson 661-2111 ext 85871.


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    Contact

    .:Allison Stevenson
    Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2074
    Telephone: (519) 850-2917 Fax: (519) 661-3808 contactWEATeng.uwo.ca