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Science

Hua Guo, a doctoral candidate in algorithms and parallel computing in the School of Computer Science, has been named one of the prestigious P.E.O. Scholars and a Jane G. Hines Endowed P.E.O. Scholar for the 2004-2005 academic year. She is one of two Canadian women among the 85 recipients chosen from over 640 applicants in the United States and Canada.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, established in 1869 in Iowa, provides a source of encouragement and support for women to realize their potential in whatever worthwhile endeavour they choose. The P.E.O. has a highly competitive national research fellowship for women in all fields, though education continues to be the primary philanthropy of P.E.O. The amount of the P.E.O. Scholar award, established in 1991, has increased to $10,000.00.

Guo’s supervisor, Professor Jörg-Rüdger Sack, says Guo was top of her class in the M.Sc. in Information and Systems Science. Guo’s research areas can help people to navigate or better understand ways to get to their destination as applied to road or communication networks, terrains and 3D environments.

Engineering and Design

Each year, fourth-year students from the School of Industrial Design hold a seminar on a topic of current professional importance. This year they shared their thoughts on healthcare and its relationship to design during HEALTH!NK, in early January.

Student presentations highlighted four critical themes: Healthcare and the Design Profession, Integrating Complimentary and Alternative Medicines, The Role of Design in a Healthy Community, and Responsibilities of the Industrial Designer with Respect to Healthcare.

As well as many respected external experts, this year’s conference also brought together a wide range of Carleton experts. The purpose was to spark discussion and open the possibility for future collaborations between the School of Industrial Design and colleagues on campus.

The students wish to thank all those who participated.

From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2005-02/674.htm

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