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June 20 , 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 44

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

Chair's Office

On June 13, MIE's newest alumni received their engineering degrees at Convocation Hall. Prior to the ceremony, students and their friends and family got to celebrate the momentous occassion at the department convocation lunch at the Faculty Club. View photos.

Professor Andreas Mandelis receives Canadian NDT Research Award

Professor Andreas Mandelis is the recipient of the 2017 Canadian NDT Research Award, from the Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE). Presented by Professor Tony Sinclair at the CINDE Conference, the award is in recognition of outstanding and sustained excellence within NDT research and development that has contributed to innovation and breakthroughs benefiting Canadian society and industry partners.
The University of Toronto Operations Research Group (UTORG) will be hosting a special workshop on LaTeX, the standard typesetting package for mathematical and scientific research. In this workshop, Professor Dionne Aleman will introduce LaTeX and the basics of creating scientific documents with it. The workshop takes place June 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in BA1170. RSVP by emailing org@mie.utoronto.ca.
Trexo Robotics, co-founded by Rahul Udasi (MIE MEng 1T6),  recently joined the inaugural cohort of Hatchery Launch Lab, a new program in U of T Engineering's Entrepreneurship Hatchery accelerator that provides support and funding to enable follow-on investment for engineering research-based startups. Read more.

Research

Research Grants and Opportunities

Graduate 

Basic Machine Shop training course
The MIE metal machine shop is holding a Basic Machine Shop training course on June 20. This is for for Summer Undergraduate Engineering students, and MIE Graduates Students. Upon completion of the course, the students can then use the machine shop for their research needs. Students can sign up in MC78. The cost is $150 to be charged to the supervisor's research account. This will be the final time the Course is offered during the summer. Regular Scheduled Training courses will be offered by George Brown College again in the fall semester.


MIE Graduate Research Symposium Survey
The MIE Graduate Resarch Symposium committee would like to hear from you! Whether you attended or did not attend this year's symposium, we'd like to hear your thoughts on the event, in order to improve it for next year and beyond.

MASc Oral Exam
Islay Wright: "Analytics for Decision-Making in Amateur Sport Organizations"
Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: MC331
Exam committee: Timothy Chan, Michael Carter, Daniel Frances

Undergraduate

James Dyson Award: close date July 20
Open to post-secondary students (or graduates within four years) studying engineering, design engineering, product design or similar - they have the chance to win $50,000 towards their project's future development and $8,500 for their school. A smart contact lens. A desktop circuit board printer. A foot-powered washing machine. A skin tissue bioprinter. Past Canadian winners of the James Dyson Award have solved a vast array of problems. For more information or any questions, please contact Jessica Danziger-Lin, PR Manager, jessica.danziger-lin@dyson.com

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.

Basic Machine Shop training course
The MIE metal machine shop is holding a Basic Machine Shop training course on June 20. This is for for Summer Undergraduate Engineering students, and MIE Graduates Students. Upon completion of the course, the students can then use the machine shop for their research needs. Students can sign up in MC78. The cost is $150 to be charged to the supervisor's research account. This will be the final time the Course is offered during the summer. Regular Scheduled Training courses will be offered by George Brown College again in the fall semester.


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.

Jobs

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