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May 16, 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 39

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

Chair's Office

Join us for a showcase of our MIE graduate students' research excellence at the 8th Annual MIE Graduate Research Symposium on May 18.

On May 11, nearly 500 engineering graduates had the unique opportunity to meet, as well as engage in seminar sessions, with a diverse number of startups and multinational organizations, at the Graduate Engineering Career Fair. View photos.
U of T's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) student team recently came in first place at the Unmanned Systems Canada Student Competition, the largest student drone competition in Canada. Read more.
The Huddle Up campaign sees Argonauts players and cheerleaders going into schools to share personal stories about bullying and overcoming adversity. Varsity Blues' Matthew Freibauer (MechE 1T8) says he and his teammates jumped at the opportunity to contribute. Read more.

Research

Research Funding Awarded
Professor David Sinton has been awarded an NSERC-CIHR Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) grant on "Sperm Olympics: Selecting 1 in 100,000 for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection." The project is in collaboration with Dr. Keith Jarvi of Mt. Sinai Hospital, and the Hannam Fertility Center.

Research Grants and Opportunities

Graduate 

Participants needed for 3D perceptual experiment
The U of T Human Factors in Teleoperation and Control (ETC) Lab is recruiting participants for a study investigating perceptual issues in 3D augmented reality environments. The experiment will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. You will be paid $20 as compensation. You will also get the chance to participate in a lottery for a $50 Amazon gift card.
If you are over the age of 18, have corrected-to-normal vision and have no problems with stereoscopic (3D) vision, please contact Sanaz at sanaz.ghasemi@mail.utoronto.ca with your preferred availabilities and for further information.


MIE Metal Machine Shop training course
The MIE metal machine shop is holding a training course on May 17, and again on May 24, for undergraduate summer research students and MIE graduates students. Upon completion of the course, the students can then use the machine shop for their summer research needs. Students can sign up for either course in MC78; cost is $150 to be charged to the supervisor's research account.
 
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.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity: iGEM Toronto
As part of this summer's project, iGEM Toronto will be designing and constructing a light array to deliver narrow wavelengths to live cells developed by our wet lab team, in order to direct bacterial evolution. If you're interested in gaining hands-on research and lab experience, designing your own bioinformatics software, or exploring the economic, social, and political impacts of synthetic biology and genetic engineering, you might also be interested in our other sub-teams.

MIE Metal Machine Shop training course
The MIE metal machine shop is holding a training course on May 17, and again on May 24, for undergraduate summer research students and MIE graduates students. Upon completion of the course, the students can then use the machine shop for their summer research needs. Students can sign up for either course in MC78; cost is $150 to be charged to the supervisor's research account.


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.

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.

Rethink the Box
We would like to invite you to join in on an innovative and exciting concept called Rethink the Box. You will be assisting to teach elementary and secondary school aged children to guide them through a problem-based, learning opportunity. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) STEM department will be running two Rethink the Box events this year. This fun-filled event requires grade school kids to use their imagination and skills to convert a box full of standardized materials to create a device that will solve an assigned problem. Please visit our website for a glimpse into our event in previous years.

Jobs

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