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May 23, 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 40

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

Chair's Office

On May 18, MIE graduate students brought their research excellence to the forefront at the 8th Annual MIE Graduate Research Symposium. The event saw nearly 80 research projects on display at Hart House, through poster and oral presentations. Read more. View photos.

Professor Markus Bussmann has been appointed Chair of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (MIE) for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2017. Read more.
On June 13, MIE celebrates the achievements of our newest alumni. In honour of this special occasion, we will host a complimentary lunch for graduates and their guests prior to the ceremony at the Faculty Club, from 12 to 2 p.m. Register here.
Most associate insomnia with the dark. But Amol Rao (IndE MEng 1T7) says we should pay more attention to our lights. Rao is the co-founder of Somnitude, a startup that will have its products on display this week at a U of T Mississauga conference. Read more.

Research

Research Grants and Opportunities

Graduate 

UTORG Seminar: Symbolic Methods for Hybrid Inference, Optimization, and Decision-making
Speaker: Professor Scott Sanner, MIE
Location: BA1190
Date and time: May 30, 2 to 4 p.m.


2017-18 AMIGAS Team
The MIE 2017-18 AMIGAS team are as follows:
  • Mohsen Rahmani - President
  • Mahdi Zamani - VP-Communication
  • Sayeh Bayat - VP-Secretary
  • Sajaan Loganathasingam - VP-Academic
  • Arman Ghaffarzadeh - VP-Academic
  • Babatunde Giwa - VP-Social
  • Khashayar Shojaei - VP-Social
  • Azadeh Zandieh - VP-Social
  • Siyang Xu - VP-Social
  • Marina Freire-Gormaly - VP-Finance
  • Ali Naseri - VP-Webmaster
  • Mayur Ubhe - VP-Athletics
  • Yang Chen - VP-Athletics
  • Lath Gbongbe - VP-Meng rep
  • Paramdeep Birdi - VP-Meng rep
  • Viet Nguyen - VP-Meng rep
  • Nooshin Salari - VP-GSU rep
  • Bahar Memarian - VP-GSU rep
  • Seyed Mahdi Hamidinejad - VP-GSU rep
  • Atena Sharbatian - VP-GSU rep
  • Yi Ru - VP-GSU rep
  • Darya Amirmaleki - VP-CUPE rep
  • Solmaz KaramiKamkar - VP-CUPE rep
MIE Metal Machine Shop training course
The MIE metal machine shop is holding a training course 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.

Graduate Student Lounge closed: June 3
On Saturday, June 3, the Graduate Student Lounge (MC 330) will be closed from 10 am-5 pm.
 
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.

Summer Residence Don opportunity
The Office of Health Professions Student Affairs is hiring two Residence Dons to supervise and hold activities for out of town Indigenous high school students that will live in New College student residence for the duration of the Summer Mentorship Program. Experience: Incumbent should have experience working in a residence don or youth program leadership capacity (including summer camps or recreational leagues) and comfortable in a disciplinary role. Previous experience or familiarity working with Indigenous communities, or organizations, or in an Indigenous studies program is an asset.

MIE Metal Machine Shop training course
The MIE metal machine shop is holding a training course 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.


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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