By tackling the challenges that our society faces, researchers at Western Science often publish papers highlighting new discoveries, receive awards for outstanding and novel science, and produce patents that transform discovery to application. Featured below are the most recent announcements from different research groups at Western Science regarding publications, awards, and patents. Explore the accomplishments of Western Science and be sure to come back to see the new and exciting projects that being are
Discovery circumstances of the first interstellar asteroid
Join us on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 1:30 pm in Physics & Astronomy Seminar Room 100 to uncover the circumstances that led to the discovery of the first interstellar asteroid. Dr. Robert Weryk from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, a Western Science alumnus, will be talking about his role and the science that led to the identification of this interstellar object. The full abstract of the talk can be found below:
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. Our team from the Pan-STARRS observatory – being the first to detect the interstellar visitor – has chosen the name 'Oumuamua’ for our discovery. The name is of Hawaiian origin and means a messenger from afar arriving first. I will discuss the results that appeared in Nature on 20 November 2017.
This announcement will recognize and honour the TD Bank Group for its generous support of the Data Analytics Program.
The event will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in the Physics & Astronomy Atrium.
All are welcome.
The Science Students' Council invites you to Western’s Open Education Day on
An Engaging Keynote
9:00am – 11:00am
“Serving social justice and pedagogical innovation with open educational practices”
Rajiv Jhangiani, Teaching Fellow in Open Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
A Special eLearning Lunch and Learn
“Open Ontario: an eCampusOntario Lunch and Learn”
eCampusOntario will highlight Ontario's Open Textbook Library, Publishing Infrastructure, and the #OERangers. Lunch provided!
An Interactive Workshop
“Finding and Evaluating Open Educational Resources”
Join Western Libraries for a hands-on session on finding and evaluating OER
The Student Perspective
“The Student Impact of Open Educational Resources”
Western's Science Students’ Council, University Students’ Council, and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance join forces to demonstrate the various ways that OERs can have a positive impact on students.
International Week celebrates diversity at Western by engaging students, faculty and staff in discussion and debate about international issues while fostering international education, cross-cultural skills, and cultural traditions.
This year, Western Science is happy to host
In addition to his research on organic and inorganic chemistry,
More details regarding Alper's talk can be found below and on the International Week website.
Innovation, Science, and Economic Development—Policy Advice and Benchmarking to Shape the Future of a Nation
Monday, November 13, 2017, at 3:30 pm in PAB 100
Science advice to decision makers can help shape the future of a nation. How the advice role/responsibility is structured, including opportunities, constraints, as well as outputs/impacts will be considered, using personal experiences for illustrative purposes. Benchmarking on a global basis is essential to maximizing prospects for success, as a country needs to determine its assets and deficiencies and make choices.
Once you become a @westernuScience follower, your twitter handle will be automatically entered into the contest draw for VIP tickets to Brain Canady Live!
The VIP tickets to 'Brain Candy Live!' on November 23, 2017, at the RBC Theatre in Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario include the opportunity to meet Adam Savage and Michael Stevens after the performance, a signed 8x10 photo, a special VIP meet and greet laminate, and the opportunity to take a photo with Mr Savage and Mr Stevens.
The draw will take place on November 13, 2017, at 3 p.m.
@westernuScience will contact the winner via private message. This non-transferable prize must be claimed by noon EST on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Failure to claim the tickets and the backstage passes by the deadline will result in forfeiture of the prize.
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Congratulation to Phin Perquin, winner of Western's Award of Excellence. This award is the highest level of campus-wide recognition for the exceptional performance of Western staff. Western faculty, staff, students & alumni are invited to nominate an individual staff member or a team of staff who make an outstanding contribution to our campus community.