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 undertaken at Western Science.
The designation recognizes their significant achievement in research and teaching. The recipients are considered all-around scholars and will hold the title of Faculty Scholar for two years and receive $7,000 each year for scholarly activities.
The 45th Southwestern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference was held at York University on March 18th, 2017. This conference was initiated at Western and for 45 years has allowed students from across Ontario (mostly southern Ontario) to present the results of their 4th-year research projects. 6 chemistry undergraduate students were recognized formally:
Doctoral student Jessica Stromberg won first prize for her poster, "Fingerprinting Multi-Stage Gold Mineralization at the Dome Mine, Timmins, Ontario", at the 2017 PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium. Stromberg is supervised by Earth Science's professor Dr Neil Bannerjee and Adjunct Professor Lisa Van Loon, and her research is generously supported by Goldcorp. As the world's largest annual meeting in the mineral exploration and mining industries, PDAC is a unique opportunity for students to share their research with industry and government geoscientists in the mineral exploration industry.
Three graduate students in the Centre for Planetary Science and Space Exploration's Collaborative Program have won prestigious career development awards from the Lunar and Planetary Institute. This award funds recipients to help cover their expenses for attending the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference each year. The meeting provides an invaluable opportunity for students, not only to present their own research but also to observe firsthand the latest-breaking results from other researchers in their field.
Neff’s lab received a funding grant of nearly $600,000 through the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants program to assess and improve the species’ survival rate in the lake’s watershed so that Atlantic salmon will be able to reproduce and repopulate the Great Lakes naturally.
Ding’s lab received a funding grant of over $600,000 through the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants program to develop efficient and low-cost light-emitting electrochemical cells of graphene quantum dots.