"I distinctly remember my first thought a few hours after arriving in Germany: everything is on schedule. The trains and buses arrived exactly on time and left precisely thirty seconds later. Everyone was dressed in business attire, had no time to waste, and were set on getting to work..."
Western Biology professor emeritus Brock Fenton has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to animal behaviour, evolution and animal communication. Fenton is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on bats and their conservation.
Metal powder is being transformed into auto parts using laser technology at the National Research Council’s London office, its new director says.
David Muir, who came from a business management position at 3M Canada, said he’s working with manufacturers in the city and region to improve how auto parts are made.
Maclean's - The university professors who are at the heads of the 2015 class - This year they will gather at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference at Western University in June.
The Gazette - Chasing a prehistoric dream - In 1970, a four-year-old boy visiting a family friend's farm was shown a trilobite fossil, found when a well was being drilled on the land. Since he was interested in rocks, the fossil was right up his alley. Although he can’t recall much about that experience since he was so young, he thought it was the most fascinating and beautiful thing in this world.
CTV News London - Dr. Charles Ling creates a new app to help people with diabetes - Dr. Charles Ling knows too well the challenges that come from living with diabetes so he had an idea, he developed a user friendly app to help people who suffer from the disease.
The Gazette- Well-traveled professor living the dream - Carl Sagan once famously said, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” These words reverberated in the young mind of Shantanu Basu, a boy whose curiosity of the night sky paved the way for an adventurous profession and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Now a professor of physics and astronomy, Shantanu is living his childhood dream.
Western News - Ain’t no ‘hacks’ at hackathons - Hackathons are marathons for nerds. Unlike marathons, however, hackathons are weekend-long team events in which groups of programmers and developers collaboratively invent unique solutions to complicated problems. At the end of the weekend, judges review each team’s work and choose a winner – be it a new strategy for assembling the human genome or a new automatic-flush algorithm for urinals.
Western News - Computer Science student takes ambition into another dimension - Talk to Mouth Abuaysha and you’ll wonder how he finds the time to pursue extracurricular activities and interests. A third-year Computer Science student who admittedly wants to excel, he is regularly inundated with schoolwork. He’s also a research assistant at Western’s Brain and Mind Institute.
Toronto Star - Independent tests on Nipigon Bridge begin next week to discover reason for failure - The National Research Council of Canada and Surface Science Western at Western University will do the tests.