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March 20, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 11

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Chair's Office

Congratulations! MIE fourth-year students receive their Iron Rings
Congratulations to our MIE students, who received their iron rings on March 3! We look forward to celebrating your graduation on June 19. (Pictured left: IndE class of 1T8 & 1T7+PEY; right: MechE class of 1T8 & 1T7+PEY)

Faculty, alumni, students, staff and industry are invited to attend the 2018 Design Showcase & Chair's Reception, recognizing the undergraduate design achievements of our fourth-year students. The event is the culmination of MIE students' four years of engineering studies. Through our Capstone Design course, we challenge them to work together to innovate and design solutions to real-world industry problems.
AMIGAS is celebrating the beginning of spring and Iranian New Year on March 22, from 12-2 PM in GB202. All MIE graduate students, faculty, and staff are cordially invited to join the celebration, enjoy the delicious food and live music!
How do you forge a career path that may be new or unconventional? BizSkule's inaugural Career Series event - "Forging a New Path: Making Your Degree Work for You" - features U of T Engineering alumni who have taken their degree and moved into careers previously thought unconventional for an engineer. The panel includes MIE alumnus Eric Matusiak (IndE 9T1), Partner, BDO Canada.


MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Climate change, energy and the comfort of home
Speaker: Dennis Loveday, Loughborough University, UK
Date: Friday, March 23
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: MC102

HFIG Distinguished Alumnus Talk
Speaker: Gerard Torenvliet, the Senior Manager of Human Factors and User Experience at Medtronic
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Location: MC 331

IRM distinguished seminar: The Coming Technology Tsunami and your place in it
Speaker: Rocco Martino, Founder, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Robots Inc.
Date: Wednesday, April 4
Time: 5-6 PM
Location: MC 102


MIE Research Symposium: abstract submissions now OPEN
This 9th Annual MIE Graduate Research Symposium is taking place on June 27. This event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your latest research, learn about state-of-the-art research being done by your colleagues, meet with faculty members, and network with industry. All MIE graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Awards will be available for best oral and poster presentations. The deadline for registration and abstract submissions is May 1. Don't miss this year's event, which will feature a keynote lecture from Professor John N. Tsitsiklis of MIT, a leader in the fields of systems, optimization, control and operations research.

IHRS BioSoft Guest Student Programme 2018
The International Helmholtz Research School of Biophysics and Soft Matter (IHRS BioSoft) offers a guest program for Master students in biology, chemistry, and physics and related subjects. (In exceptional cases, also Bachelor students towards the end of their studies and students that have recently finished their Master studies can be accepted as guest students.) The guest students will mainly work on a project with one of IHRS' PhD students or with a more advanced scientist, from July 22 to September 28. In addition, they will participate in an accompanying course program that includes lab courses and seminars in other IHRS BioSoft groups. IHRS will provide financial support to cover accommodation costs and living expenses; a small number of travel grants is also available. The application deadline is March 31.

MASc Oral Exam
Michael Teti
: "CFD Modeling and Measurements of Jet Properties and Mixing Chamber Flow in a High-pressure Abrasive Slurry Jet"
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 2 PM
Location: BA 8166
Exam committee: Professors Jan Spelt, Marcello Papini, Pierre E. Sullivan, David Sinton

MASc Oral Exam
Alexia Yeo
: "Combinatorially constrained portfolio optimization using message passing algorithms"
Date: Tuesday, March 27
Time: 3 PM
Location: BA 5281
Exam committee: Professors Roy Kwon, Merve Bodur, Scott Sanner


March Break Applicant Event
On Saturday, March 17, U of T Engineering hosted hundreds of prospective undergraduates as part of the annual March Break Applicant Event. Prospective students had the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and students and learn more about our programs. MIE would like thank the following volunteers for making the event a success: Professors Amy Bilton, Markus Bussmann and Mike Carter, as well as Jeeth Anayat, Ben Amboang, Matthew Aspro, Kanishk Chadha, Emma Chen, Francis Cruz, Marie Floryan, Wayne Giang, Max Glidden, Dengbo He, Catherine Kucaba, Yiying Laai, Canmanie Ponnamblam, Benjamin Rubinoff, Rashmi Sathar, Marko Vojinovic, Lu-Yin Wang and James Wu.

U of T Psychology Department: study participants needed

Earn $15 to participate in a 1 hour focus group! Researchers from the University of Toronto's Psychology department are recruiting U of T Engineering undergrads to participate in one hour focus groups about their experiences in engineering. In the focus group, you will be asked to discuss your daily experiences as an engineering student with our researchers and 4-5 other engineering students. By doing this, you will help us get a better understanding of what U of T Engineering is like for you and how we could make it better. You will be paid $15 for taking part.

2018 EWB Case Competition - Registration and Call for Volunteers
Date: Saturday, March 24
Location: GB202
Who: Judges from McKinsey, IBM, EWB National Office, and more!
Why: Win up to $200 in cash prizes and network with professionals from the consulting industry; First Years - PD Points are Awarded!
We are also recruiting volunteers to help us on March 24. If you are interested in supporting U of T students presenting exciting solutions to social justice and sustainable development issues or the opportunity to network with the competition judges, fill out this form and we will contact you with further details.

Canadian Undergraduate Poster Competition on Computational Fluid Dynamics: June 10-12
The Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD) Society of Canada cordially invites undergraduate students to participate in the Undergraduate CFD Poster Competition during the 26th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada (CFD2018) to be hosted by the University of Manitoba during June 10-12. Two awards will be given to the top two undergraduate teams. In order to encourage the undergraduate participation, the CFD Society of Canada will sponsor each team from outside of Manitoba with a travel bursary of $500 per poster.

GREEN Program: Iceland - Renewable Energy & Sustainability, Summer 2018
As the greenest country on our planet, Iceland produces 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. Complemented with exclusive access into the nation's leading renewable energy facilities, Iceland is the premiere location for a truly hands-on educational experience and professional launch pad into the fields of renewable energy & sustainability. In addition to the country's sustainability foundation, Iceland is a top destination for awe-inspiring adventure travel and eco-tourism. Home to jaw-dropping natural landscapes & pristine topography as well as authentic Nordic culture & welcoming atmosphere, Iceland is the destination for experiential sustainability education, bucket list adventuring, and unique cultural immersion.

CSME National Design Competition
CSME would like to invite Canadian engineering undergraduates to take part in the 2018 CSME National Design Competition. This competition will showcase outstanding undergraduate student Capstone Design Projects from across Canada. Students will have an opportunity to network with their counterparts from across the country, gain valuable presentation experience, and participate in, and attend a professional conference.
Submission of Abstract: April 1
Submission of Video and Poster: April 30
Official Announcement: May 27-30

Professional Development

ACE Career Fair 2018
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 10 AM-3 PM
Location: Hart House Great Hall & East Common Room
Our Career Fair features 30+ employers including Apple Inc., Dell, BMO, and TTC. All of our participating companies have active job openings for entry level and above jobs.


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