Fallona Family Interdisciplinary Showcase
The third annual
Giovanni Fanchini, T.K. Sham
The community was also treated to a lively discussion in the Atrium during the Showcase poster session. Almost 100 posters highlighted interdisciplinary research from areas as diverse as nuclear waste container corrosion, high-performance computing in astronomical data analysis and organelle genome transcription. There was so much to learn and our poster presenters were clearly eager to share their research insights. Congratulations to our poster session award recipients, Freda Qi and Andre Galvao Duarte and Brendan Daisley.
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Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis Heat
The 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition is a challenging opportunity for graduate students to present their research and its impact
Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB), Room #100
Last Day to Register: Monday, February 27, 2017
Faculty Coordinator: Stephanie Attardi
Industry Problem Solving Week
The Faculty of Science at Western University (Western Science) is hosting the fifth annual Industry
The companies working with Western students during IPSW are:
- Aerial Scout Inc.
- Autodata Solutions, Inc.
- Big Blue Bubble, Inc.
- Digital Echidna
- Ericsson Canada
- IBM Canada
- MLD Solutions, Inc.
- NCR Corporation
- Nokee Kwe
- RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Western Science has been convening annual IPSW events since 2013. The event helps students develop a portfolio of professional skills that allow them to succeed in their postgraduate careers. By working in multidisciplinary groups, students learn teamwork and collaboration skills. Real business problems are rarely as straightforward as the exercises students typically encounter in classrooms, so IPSW teaches students how to step beyond the confines of their subject matter expertise and deal with ambiguities and complexities in their problem-solving. The students finish the week by preparing a written report and presenting their solution strategy in a live pitch competition. This aspect of IPSW helps students develop the kind of general communication skills that are expected in the workplace. Overall, the IPSW event represents the type of high impact experiential learning that Western Science promotes so that graduates leave school prepared to contribute to the local and national economy.
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