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May 15, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 19

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Who's ready to dunk Markus Bussmann for a good cause?
May is Faculty & Staff Giving Month, and we're counting on MIE faculty and staff to make a splash! No matter the amount, your support strengthens the outstanding education and research community we have built together. Plus, every donor will receive a chance to dunk Professor Markus Bussmann, MIE Chair, in a water tank at the Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign celebration event in June. That's right - he's one of five faculty members who've courageously volunteered to be dunked for donations!

Mark your calendars! The 9th Annual MIE Graduate Research Symposium is taking place on June 27. No matter your engineering background, we've catered this year's event to be accessible to all audiences! Spend an afternoon learning about the many ways our world-class, forward-thinking graduate students are engineering solutions to the world's most pressing problems. We're also excited to host keynote speaker, Professor John N. Tsitsiklis, a renowned operations research expert at MIT. This event is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni across the university.
Professor Eric Diller's research is featured in the Spring issue of U of T Magazine. Professor Diller and his team build robots no larger than a bacteria cell. Their aim is to put these tiny gadgets inside the human body to deliver drugs to their precise target. Getting drugs exactly to where they're needed in the body allows patients to take lower doses and experience fewer side-effects.
The latest issue of Skulematters, U of T Engineering's alumni magazine, takes a closer look at water innovation. Check out profiles on the innovative water research conducted in the labs of Professors Amy Bilton and Chul Park, as well as the latest alumni news from MIE and across the Faculty.


Department of Chemistry: Nanostructured materials for sustainability and clean environment
Speaker: Frank Gu, University of Waterloo
Date: Wednesday, May 23
Location: WI 1016, first floor, 40 Wilcocks St.

MSE Special Lecture: Lithium-Sulfur Batteries - the Next Frontier in Energy Storage
Speaker: Nikhil Koratkar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Date: Friday, May 25
Time: 3-5 PM
Location: WB 407


Participants needed for driving simulator experiment
The Human Factors and Applied Statistics Lab (HFASt) is looking for participants for driving simulator experiment. At this stage, we are looking for female drivers who meet the following requirements.
- Age between 25-30
- Have a G license or equivalent
The experiment will take around 3 hours and the participant will get paid $14/hour plus a maximum $8 bonus for the experiment (in total, $42 to $50). If you are interested, please fill out the screening questionnaire and we will contact you shortly if you are eligible for the experiment. For any questions, please contact Samantha Hopkins at

Showcase Your Work: U of T Libraries Graduate Student Exhibition Competition
Here's your chance to win one of three $1,000 prizes, and the opportunity to bring the ideas in your existing research project to life by transforming them into an eye-catching display. Winning projects will be featured at the Robarts Library in a special student exhibit. Submission deadline: May 31.


Learning Abroad: Apply now for 2018-2019 winter semester
Students still have access to many opportunities for learning abroad during the next winter semester! Explore the possibilities at prestigious universities around the world. There are so many fantastic study options to choose from in Brazil, Europe, Asia, Australia and more. Deadline to apply is June 3.

Invitation to Green Chemistry and Engineering symposium May 23-25: Free registration for MIE participants
Please join us for the GCI symposium, titled Green by Design - Advances in Chemistry and Engineering, to be taken place at the University of Toronto St. George campus on May 23-25. The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering will cover the registration fee for all MIE students (both undergraduates and graduate students) and post-docs. Registration will be available during AMIGAS Coffee Break events, from April 27 until May 18. Alternatively, feel free to approach Yuchan Dong ( or email the Symposium organizers directly at:

Now Open: James Dyson Award seeks students who solve problems
The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It's open to current post-secondary students (or graduates within four years) studying engineering, design engineering or product design. Students have a chance to win $50,000 towards their project's future development and $8,500 for their school. The brief is simple: design something that solves a problem.


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