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May 30, 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 41

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

Chair's Office

U of T Engineering students recently completed a project that was out of this world, in more ways than one. They brought the far-off prospect of a mission to Mars a little closer to reality by devising a possible solution to a problem with deep space travel: the need to pack light and yet bring everything necessary. "As a mechanical challenge, it's a really interesting system," said Kate Lonergan (MechE 1T7), "As soon as you send anything into space it just takes on so many extra considerations." Read more.

From May 25-26, the 12th Ontario-on-a-chip (OOAC) Symposium took place at U of T. Professor Edmond Young was among the organizers of the event, which featured talks from U of T researchers such as Professor Craig Simmons, as well as keynote lectures from renowned microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip experts from across the world. Read more. View photos.
In celebration of Spring Convocation, U of T Engineering profiled 14 inspiring students graduating this June. MIE's Edem Dovlo (MechE PhD 1T7) and Daksh Sikri (IndE 1T7) are among those recognized. Read more.

MIE grad student brings her research to Yonge & Dundas

This month, PhD student Marina Freire-Gormaly took her research to the streets of Toronto, as part of Soapbox Science 2017. Soapbox Science promotes women scientists through events that transforms public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.

Awards

Professor Sanjeev Chandra named Fellow of CSME
Professor Sanjeev Chandra has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME). The award recognizes engineers who have attained excellence in mechanical engineering and who have contributed actively to the progress of their profession and of society.

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.


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 Awards
Have a piece of coursework that you’re proud of? Submit to The Undergraduate Awards to earn international recognition for your work! The Undergraduate Awards is the world's largest academic awards programme. Our aim is to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide.

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.


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

Career Chats: NEW Career Centre Program for Summer 2017
The Career Centre is excited to introduce Career Chats this summer. We know that career exploration, career planning, and job searching can sometimes be ambiguous, messy, and complex – so let’s chat about it! Career Chats are informal, small-group, discussion based sessions that bring together current students and/or recent graduates, and a Career Educator to unpack and reflect on experiences, challenges, and questions related to career exploration and planning. We will be using a flexible structure, where participants set the agenda to ensure they leave with clear next steps. Topics of conversation for the summer include: networking, exploring career options, career decision making, job searching. Starting on May 5 to August 25, Career Chats will be held twice weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1pm and Thursdays 4-5pm at the Student Success Centre (214 College Street). There is no registration required, simply bring your questions, a water bottle, and we'll provide light snacks! Together, let's openly ask questions, build community, reflect on our experiences, and develop strategies to navigate the career exploration and job search processes.

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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