Memorial University and the local chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) hosted the Marconi Crystal Radio Contest. Activities got underway early in the morning as Grade 9 students brought their handmade radios to the judging station to have them tested. The event wrapped up with an awards ceremony and live communication with Poldhu, England. Special guest Lieutenant Governor A. M. House presented the awards and Yves Fontaine, chair of the IEEE (Newfoundland and Labrador section), exchanged greetings with Barry Maxwell, director of the Radio Communications Agency in England.
Engineering prof top teacher
Dr. Hesham Marzouk of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has received the annual teaching award from his professional association. The APEGN (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland) Teaching Award recognizes an exemplary contribution by an individual in the areas of engineering and/or geoscience education. A professor in civil engineering, Dr. Marzouk joined Memorial in 1986 after 10 years in industry.
Marine Institute achieves ISO 9001 Certification
The Marine Institute received certification to the ISO 9001:1994 Standard for Quality Management, following an audit by KPMG Quality Registrar Inc. The Marine Institute is the first public educational institute in the province and only one of five in Canada to receive the ISO 9001 certification. The institute's certification applies to the design, development and provision of education and training, industrial and applied research, and industrial assistance for the fisheries and marine related industries provincially, nationally and internationally. The coveted International Organization for Standardization rating is a voluntary, globally recognized standard for organizations committed to providing quality products and services that are efficient, consistent and continuously improving.