Engineering Now .: Volume 4 - Edition 7 .: April 2008

2008 School Year Ends on High Note at Design Showcase

2008 ES 050 Design Showcase
Team Eco-Battery (left) and Team Power Walk (right) tied for first place.

First year students had the opportunity to display the design projects from ES 050 that they've been working on all year long at the 2008 Design Showcase. (more)

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Brigitte Heddle appointed to new position in Faculty
    Effective May 1st Brigitte Heddle will be assuming the full-time continuing role of Undergraduate Assistant – Software in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. (more)

  • Ph.D. student featured on news for work on Confederation Bridge
    Civil Engineering Ph.D. student Bilal Bakht appeared in several news sources in April, including CBC television and for his work on Prince Edward Island’s Confederation Bridge. (more)

  • Western Engineering student wins Minerva safety award
    Congratulations to Integrated Engineering student Mark Cicero for winning the 2008 Minerva Canada – James Ham Safe Design Award. (more)

  • Western Engineering Ph.D. student wins Dean's Award for Research Excellence
    The Society of Graduate Students and the Faculty of Graduate Studies has conferred upon M. Shahria Alam (PhD Student, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering), The Dean's Award for Research Excellence. (more)

  • Western Engineering staff members win University Health and Safety Award
    Walid Altahan, Manager of MME Laboratories, and staff with University Machine Services, were selected as winners of the University Health and Safety Award. (more)

  • Western Engineering student named Goldman Sachs leader
    A University of Western Ontario undergraduate student has been chosen as a Goldman Sachs Global Leader Class of 2008, a distinction earned by only 150 students from 20 countries. (more)

  • Western Engineering staff, faculty and students nominated for first annual Western Green Awards
    Congratulations to all who where nominated this year for the first annual Western Green Awards. (more)

  • Western Engineering students offered unique certification opportunity
    Western Engineering Plus is about providing students with the best student experience possible. In another example of this philosophy in practice, twenty-six engineering students were given the opportunity in April to write a Solidworks Certification exam. (more)

  • Western Engineering students receive scholarships from RIM
    Congratulations to Jonathan Pietrobon and Shaunvir Sidhu for receiving scholarships from Research in Motion. (more)

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  • Breakthrough pilot delivers cleaner water
    The championing of a new high-efficiency wastewater treatment technology highlighted the April 18 opening of the reflagged and re-invigourated Particle Technology Research Centre (PTRC). (more)

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  • Western Engineering Awards Dinner
    Western Engineering staff and faculty are invited to attend the Western Engineering Awards Dinner on Tuesday June 4th. (more)

  • Western Engineering Golf Retreat
    Western Engineering staff and faculty and students are invited to attend the Western Engineering Golf Retreat on June 13.  No golfing experience is required! Come out for some fun in the sun. (more)

  • GRC Proposes First Annual SyNRGS Symposium :: May 27 - 28, 2008
    The objective is to provide an opportunity for the Ontario (and vicinity) community of groundwater contamination and remediation researchers (broadly defined) to share ideas, give feedback to students on their work, and build bridges and collaborative opportunities in an informal setting. (more)

  • The 7th World Wind Energy Conference 2008 (WWEC 2008)
    The World Wind Energy Association, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, and St. Lawrence College, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, invites you to join us at: The 7th World Wind Energy Conference 2008 (WWEC 2008) June 24-26 in Kingston, Canada. (more)

  • Rising Stars of Research - Now accepting Applications
    RSR is an opportunity of a lifetime for the next generation of researchers from across Canada to come to beautiful British Columbia, showcase their research accomplishments and explore their passion for innovation. (more)

  • CanQueue 2008, August 28-30, Carleton University, Ottawa
    Following the success of nine previous conferences, the 10th CanQueue meeting will be held in Ottawa, August 28-30, 2008. (more)

  • Engineering Librarian Office Hour changes
    The office hours for the engineering librarian are changing slightly as of May 8. (more)

  • Building on Success
    A conference celebrating women's contributions and building on successful initiatives to advance women in science, engineering, trades and technology (SETT). (more)

  • Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop: Ottawa, Ontario
    The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, May 28 - 30, 2008. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. (more)

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    Upcoming Events and Deadlines

    Click HERE to view Western Engineering's online calendar. This calendar includes a complete list of Western Engineering's upcoming events and deadlines.

    Events are colour-coded as follows:
    Grey - Faculty-wide events/deadlines
    Purple - Student events/deadlines
    Light blue/Teal - Faculty member events/deadlines
    Orange - Faculty & Staff events/deadlines
    Green - Staff events/deadlines
    Yellow - UES Events/Announcements
    Pink - Faculty, Staff and Graduate student events/deadlines

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    Past Events

  • ES 050 First Year Design Showcase
    Tuesday, April 8, 2008

  • PTRC Launch
    Friday, April 18, 2008

  • 2008 Darcy Lecture
    Wednesday, April 23, 2008


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