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Engineering students win provincials; eye nationals

Five Carleton engineering students are hoping they can repeat their provincial win at the Canadian Engineering Competition in early March. For Matt Molkoski, the fact that Carleton is sending five engineering students to the Canadian Engineering Continue 

The transmission technology ticket

Imagine a radio that can set up its own communications network or solar panels co-operatively transmitting energy to a centralized power grid. Picture a bridge embedded with sensors that can forewarn of its own collapse, or a forest that can tell Continue 

Carleton students greening Ottawa one house at a time

Upon walking into a home in the old Ottawa east community, Hillary Flesher’s stomach sank. Compact-fluorescent light bulbs. Check. Unplugged appliances. Check. She had unknowingly walked into an environmentalist’s dream home. Normally, this Continue 

Engineer trail-blazer to be honoured by peers

Months after learning that the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OPSE) is awarding her its prestigious Gold Medal, Professor Monique Frize is still glowing. Frize, 68, is a legend in engineering circles for her tireless efforts to open the Continue 

Two new deans: excellent assets to Carleton’s leadership team

Carleton’s two new deans appear to have something in common: both have expressed a commitment to furthering excellence and supporting innovative Continue 

Six years, 150 students go into UAV launch

Carleton became the first Canadian university to unveil an uninhabited aerial vehicle built from the ground up by more than 150 engineering students over a six-year period. Last month, students rolled out the GeoSurv II, a prototype uninhabited Continue 

Environmental engineering grad gets Board of Governors Award

Courtney Macaulay has used her talent in math and science to help change the world. Now she’s receiving the Carleton University Board of Governors’ Continue 

New diagnostic tool better detects arthritis

Assessing the amount of inflammation in an arthritis patient’s joint can be a tough job for doctors. But a team of Ottawa researchers — from Carleton, the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital — has discovered an easy and low-cost Continue 

Carleton engineering grad gives first donation to Waterfront Project

Carleton is more than just a university to Dipak Roy. It’s the place where he met his wife, earned his PhD and laid the foundation for his engineering Continue 

Engineering student bones up on orthopaedics

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND — Luke Duross is getting down to the bare bones of his education this summer. The 23-year-old graduating mechanical engineering student is working with both real and synthetic bones to help improve people’s flexibility, Continue 

Physics graduate ‘probing at the energy frontier’

When critics first started denouncing research at the ATLAS experiment, warning that the project seeking to recreate conditions that existed after the Big Bang could tear a hole in the fabric of space and time and create microscopic black holes, Continue 

Decorated basketball player graduates with electrical engineering degree

Rob Saunders Rob Saunders has spent most of the past five years doing one of two things – working hard at his electrical engineering degree and polishing Continue 

Professors showcase their ideas at premier Discovery innovation event

Environmental engineering Prof. Paul Van Geel is taking his bioreactor landfill technology to Canada’s premier innovation and commercialization event in Continue 

Going for gold – Carleton’s moonbuggy team heads to Alabama

In an effort to recreate the Apollo missions, a group of Carleton engineering students have designed a moonbuggy to compete in an international race at the Continue 

Professor pioneering world’s fifth-generation wireless technology

Halim Yanikomeroglu imagines a world where lifelike, 3D holograms could sit inconspicuously amongst real people at a meeting – able to cry out and contribute Continue 

Research achievement

The Research Achievement Awards were established in 1989 to enhance the quality of research conducted at Carleton. Ten awards, valued at $15,000 each, are given each year to faculty members. Winners are selected by a committee chaired by the vice-president (research and international) and Continue 

Teaching achievement

he Teaching Achievement Awards were established in 1991 to enhance the teaching of the recipients and the quality of instruction at Carleton. Selection for the awards is based on demonstrated excellence in teaching and on the quality of the teaching development projects proposed. These Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Biology professor co-authors chapter in new book on dragonflies and damselflies Professor Mark Forbes, the Canada Research Chair in ecological parasitology and wildlife conservation, has co-authored a chapter in a recently released book entitled Dragonflies and Damselflies: model organisms Continue 

Two new Canada Research Chairs will help revolutionize engineering

By Julie Carl with files from Lin Moody Smart houses and robots in space are research areas that got a significant boost with the announcement of Carleton Continue 

Students’ ideas lead to new international development course

It all started with a group of engineering students who thought something was missing from the Technology, Society, Environment Studies (TSE) program at Carleton University–course material about the developing world. As a result, starting in Continue 

Summer camp listing

Virtual Ventures (VV) Virtual Ventures camps focus on technology, science and engineering and aim. Participants build and design websites, create computer animations, and perform science experiments and activities. Date: Week-long programs, July 3 to August 17 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Continue 

Smurfboggan success at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race

Over 500 engineering students representing 30 teams from across Canada, the United States and Europe met in Winnipeg, Manitoba from January 31 to February 4 to Continue 

Trash-talking students help City of Ottawa officials

In most aspects of university life, trash-talking is not acceptable, let alone encouraged. But for students in one fourth year engineering class, talking about trash won them praise from both their professor and solid waste services staff at the Continue 

Improving inhaler design could make lung disease treatments more effective

The Canadian Lung Association estimates that more than three million patients must cope with some form of serious lung disease. Treatment costs the Canadian Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome Professor Alex Ellery who joined Carleton University at the beginning of January. Professor Ellery comes to Carleton from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom where he headed up the Robotics Research activities of the Continue 

Ontario Engineering Competition returns to campus after 20 years

Carleton University will be hosting the 28th annual Ontario Engineering Competition, on campus, February 9 to 11. Although it lasts for only three days, many Continue 

Ideas breed opportunity

Carleton’s Dean of Engineering and Design explains how the new technologies of today will create many jobs tomorrow. Innovations and creativity continue to be the main drivers for economic progress and wealth creation in modern societies. The advent of the microchip led to the widespread Continue 

It’s where the jobs are

The following article also appeared as an op-ed piece in the Ottawa Citizen on December 16, 2004. By Samy Mahmoud, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job as Dean is the opportunity to meet prospective Continue 

Engineering the senses

Carleton University Assistant Professor of Engineering, Adrian Chan, was recently presented the Dr. Michael Smith Promising Scientist Award by the Ottawa Life Sciences Council. The prestigious science award is given annually to a researcher, new in his or her career and making significant Continue 

Faculty briefs

Public Affairs and Management – Kanina Holmes, an Assistant Professor with the School of Journalism and Communications has been nominated for a Gemini Award for her CBC documentary “The Lone Trail: The Dogs and Drivers of the Yukon Quest.” Holmes has been nominated as a finalist Continue 

Women in Engineering and Science – moving forward worldwide

In August, Professor of Systems and Computer Engineering Monique Frize travelled to Kenya as part of a broad initiative to train African women scientists and Continue 

Samy Mahmoud re-appointed as Dean of Engineering and Design

The Carleton University Board of Governors is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Samy Mahmoud as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design for a three-year term. Mahmoud, an internationally renowned expert in telecommunications, has Continue 

Ph.D. graduate finishes academic career with medal medley

When Anestis Dounavis receives his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering this weekend, it wouldn’t be surprising if he experienced a bout of déjà-vu. Dounavis will be receiving the University Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work, the same medal he Continue 

The new SAE car

As part of the regular academic program, fourth-year undergraduate engineering students designed and built a Formula SAE race car. The car will be entered in a race later this month at a competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE), in Pontiac, Michigan. This will be Continue 

Engineering students look forward to summer of TRIUMF

Two third year Carleton Engineering Physics students will be making University history this summer. Tim Mahilrajan, 22, and Kathryn Oraas, 24, have both received prestigious job offers with TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Continue 

Women in engineering: a student’s perspective

Why is the percentage of women in engineering in Canada still low despite an increase in the university enrolment of women? It’s a question I’ve often heard repeated during my time as a student at Carleton. When I was accepted to the National Continue 

Carleton professor wins prestigious R. Tom Sawyer Award

Foremost a tireless and dedicated teacher, Carleton University Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Herb Saravanamuttoo was recently selected to receive the R. Tom Sawyer Award from the International Gas Turbine Institute Continue 

Carleton engineers trained to make the first move

If you’re not the lead dog, the view is always the same. And, if you’re not making things happen, you could be waiting a long time for the next opportunity. For Samy Mahmoud, Dean of Engineering and Design at Carleton, taking a proactive Continue 

Carleton student recognized for long-time contributions to engineering

Fourth-year computer systems engineering student, Rohit Saxena will be leaving a legacy of enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit when he graduates this June. Continue 

National Engineering Week 2004 — Carleton activities

This year, March 1 – 5 marks National Engineering Week, and again Carleton University engineering students have taken it upon themselves to organize a number of exciting activities to raise awareness of how engineering impacts the life of Continue 

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