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April 4, 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 33

IN THIS ISSUE:
Awards   |   Seminars   |   Research   |   Graduate   |   Undergraduate   |   Professional Development   |   Jobs

Chair's Office

During Professor Jean Zu's final week as Chair of the department, MIE faculty, students and staff got an opportunity to say their goodbyes. View photos.

Professor Chi-Guhn Lee has been appointed Interim Chair of MIE for a three-month term, effective April 1, 2017. Professor Lee joined the Department in 2001. From 2011-2014, he served as the Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies and since 2014 he has been the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies. Read more.
MIE students, faculty, staff and alumni are cordially invited to take part in the 2017 Design Expo & Chair's Reception, recognizing the undergraduate design achievements of our fourth-year capstone students. Register today.
This year, 116 fourth-year undergraduate students from various engineering programs formed 24 multidisciplinary design teams to take on industry challenges, as part of U of T Engineering's Multidisciplinary Capstone Project (MCP) course. Read more.

Awards

MIE undergrads take first place at UTBA Annual Conference
Congratulations to our fourth-year MIE students Amreen Poonawala (IndE), Anita Tran (MechE), Katerina Skerl (MechE), Karolina Stepniak (MechE) and Samantha Mammoliti (MechE 1T6), who were awarded first place in the Entrepreneurship Case Competition at the University of Toronto Business Association UTBA Annual Conference 2017.

Seminars


Cell Surgery Robotics: New Frontiers in Microrobotics for Medical Applications
Speaker: Dong Sun
Affiliation: City University of Hong Kong
Location: MC 102
Date and time: April 7, 2-3 PM

Research

Microfluidics Professional Course: May 15
The Microfluidics Professional Course will provide participants from industry, government laboratories, and academia, with a state-of-the-art overview and hands-on training of current and emerging microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technologies. The course will be taught by international leaders from academia and industry. No prior microfluidics knowledge is required. Register today.

Research Grants and Opportunities

Graduate 

                                                    Awards & Deadlines

2017-18 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (domestic students): application extended to April 5

Domestic students applying for a 2017-2018 Ontario Graduate Scholarship in MIE must submit their complete OGS application on the U of T OGS on-line application system, by Wednesday April 5. Full details of OGS scholarship, eligibility criteria and application process are posted on the SGS website. Note: In order to be considered for 2017-18 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) in MIE, applicants must submit an OGS application by April 5.

Deadline to complete degree requirement for June 2017 convocation: April 19
Students intending to graduate in June are asked to submit a graduation request to brenda@mie.utoronto.ca by Wednesday, April 19.

2017-2018 SGS University-Wide Awards deadline: April 28
The MIE application deadline is Friday, April 28. Details, eligibility and application process are available here.

                                                   Events & Opportunities

Call for Abstracts: MIE Graduate Research Symposium

The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering will be hosting the 8th Annual MIE Graduate Research Symposium on May 18. This event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your latest research, learn about state-of-the-art research being done by your colleagues in the Department, meet with faculty members, and network with industry representatives. All MIE graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Awards will be: $500 to the best oral presentations from each of the themed sessions; $300 to the best presentations from each of the themed poster sessions. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 10. The event is free, but registration is mandatory. Submit an abstract and register.

MIE graduate student Marina Frerie-Gormaly makes finals of U of T Three Minute Thesis
Marina Freire-Gormaly, MechE PhD candidate, has been chosen to compete in the finals of U of T's Three Minute Thesis competition on April 5. The Three Minute Thesis competition is a University-wide competition for doctoral students. Participants have three minutes or less to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research information in an engaging, accessible, and compelling way. The 3MT Finals will be happening on Wednesday, April 5 from 6 PM onward at Sandford Fleming Building, SF1105. To watch this year's presentations, please register here.

Microfluidics Professional Course: May 15

The Microfluidics Professional Course will provide participants from industry, government laboratories, and academia, with a state-of-the-art overview and hands-on training of current and emerging microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technologies. The course will be taught by international leaders from academia and industry. No prior microfluidics knowledge is required. Lecture modules will discuss microfluidic device fabrication, fluid handling, imaging in microfluidic channels, 2D and 3D formats for perfusion culture of cells, micro tissues and organs, micro-physiological systems, microfluidic 3D bioprinting, and microfluidic synthesis. Hands-on laboratory modules will focus on microfluidic device design, cleanroom fabrication techniques (soft lithography, photolithography, hot embossing, micro-milling) and device testing.
 
Dunlap Institute Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School: July 23 to 28
The annual Dunlap Institute Summer School includes both lecture and laboratory activities and is intended for students who have finished at least the 3rd year of an undergraduate program or are in the early years of a graduate program, and have a background in astronomy, physics, or engineering.

PhD Final Oral Exam
Muhammad Owais Khan
, "Numerical Characterization of High-Frequency Flow Fluctuations in Intracranial Aneurysms"
Date: Friday, April 7
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Room 8256, Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street
Exam Committee: Professors David Steinman (supervisor), Markus Bussmann, Pierre Sullivan, Piero Triverio External Examiner: Professor Paul Fischer, University of Illinois

Undergraduate

Student Machine Shop: hours changing
The Student Machine Shop hours will change to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting April 17. The last Saturday the Student Machine Shop will be open is April 8. Extended hours will Start again after Labour Day.

TA Award- Nominations now accepted

Do you know of a TA that is extremely helpful and knowledgeable in the course subject matter? Or how about a TA who is well organized and always tries their best to support students and answer their questions? If so, MIE would like to present you with the opportunity to nominate a TA for their dedication and outstanding performance in various areas of teaching for Winter 2017. Please review the nomination guidelines here. Please fill out the nomination form here. The deadline to submit your nomination form is April 7. Please email your completed submission to: ta-nomination@mie.utoronto.ca.

The Research Readiness Program
Are you an undergraduate student who will work (or wants to work) in a university research group in the summer, or are interested in summer research in future years? Would you like to know more about how research works, and the skills needed by researchers? Then the following free workshop is for you: This summer the Impact Centre at U of T offers the Research Readiness Program for undergraduate students who are new to research, or who are interested in summer research work. It is a 2-day non-credit course that covers the common topics that most researchers need to know, such as literature searches, keeping a lab book, technical communication, design of experiments, data analysis, noise sources, etc. This program will make you more productive in summer research positions, allowing you to get started more efficiently. The two days for the program are Tue. May 2 and Fri. May 5. This is a free, non-credit course. The time investment will be recuperated through increased productivity in research work. Many of the topics will also be useful as students progress towards and through graduate school.

U of T Breaking World Record for Mental Health Awareness
A Guiness World Records attempt will be held at the University of Toronto St. George Campus on April 8th, 2017. In partnership with CAMH's One Brave Night, MoveU, and Hart House, the U of T community will be raising awareness for mental health through a series of planned events. The World Record Attempt will take place at 11:00 am on the Back Campus fields (Southwest corner of Tower Rd. and Hoskin Ave.) where everyone will create the longest chain of people making heart-shaped hand gestures.
Everyone is welcome! Faculty, Staff, Students, and friends and families!

Become LEED Accredited
Interested in getting involved in the Green Building and sustainability Industry? Opportunities are plentiful and passing your LEED professional designation is required to get involved!
When: May 16, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: BA 2175
Registration

CU75 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Scholarship
Open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents intending to study in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University at either the MASc or PhD level. Applications must be received by May 31, 2017.

Dunlap Institute Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School: July 23 to 28
The annual Dunlap Institute Summer School includes both lecture and laboratory activities and is intended for students who have finished at least the 3rd year of an undergraduate program or are in the early years of a graduate program, and have a background in astronomy, physics, or engineering.

Professional Development

2017 Women in Technology Consulting Conference: August 17-18
EY's Women in Technology Consulting Conference (WIT) is a one-of-a-kind interactive learning experience, which will help you sharpen your leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. You'll learn more about our culture, people, and technology-oriented practices while forging relationships with EY employees and fellow students. Let us share with you how a career in professional services is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience. The WIT Conference will be held in Toronto on Thursday August 17, 2017 and Friday August 18, 2017.

Leadership Labs winter schedule
Launch yourself at Skule and after Skule. Leadership Labs offer you personal and professional development to kick-start your success in a fun environment. You'll cover practical topics such as networking, goal setting, making the most of meetings, dealing with difficult team members, public speaking, and other skills that make you a better engineer.

Academic Success Centre - Robarts Library Workshop Series for Winter 2017

All workshops are in the Blackburn Room, 4th Floor, Robarts Library. All workshops are on Wednesdays, from 5:15-6:45.
WorkShop topic:
April 5: Exam Preparation & Anxiety

Jobs

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