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Enactus launches mini-hydroponics unit for individuals, small families

Enactus Memorial has launched a mini-hydroponics unit targeted at small families and individuals interested in growing their own produce.

The undergraduate student group, which includes students from the faculties of business, science, engineering and applied science, and humanities and social sciences, now has four-pod units available for purchase.

 

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Computer science professor sought after AI consultant

This summer, Dr. David Churchill, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science, worked with Blizzard Entertainment and Google DeepMind on the creation of a new artificial intelligence (AI) interface for StarCraft 2.

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Science doctoral students recipients of Vanier Scholarships

The Faculty of Science is home to two new Vanier scholars.

Ernest Awoonor-Williams, a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, and Christina Prokopenko, a PhD student in the Department of Biology, are the latest recipients of the prestigious graduate scholarship.

 

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Grad students and post-doctoral fellow receive prestigious academic awards

n Sept. 14 Kirsty Duncan, minister of Science, was on the St. John’s campus to announce 166 new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients and 70 new Banting Post-doctoral Fellowship recipients across the country for a total investment of $34.7 million.

 

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Memorial to celebrate week-long festival of science

Memorial University is ready to celebrate the fourth annual Science Literacy Week.

This week-long blitz of science-based activities highlights Canada’s outstanding scientists and science communicators from coast-to-coast

 

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First-year students awarded $180,000 in STEM scholarships

Two first-year students at Memorial University have been named 2017 recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships.

This year, there were more than 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees from across Canada vying for 50 scholarships, valued at up to $100,000 each. 

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Biology professor to be named professor emeritus

Dr. Michael Collins, Department of Biology, will be accorded an honour reserved for highly distinguished faculty members at convocation cermeonies in St. John's on Oct. 19. He is one of four Memorial University professors being recognized with the designation professor emeritus

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Post-doctoral scholar creates low cost, efficient water analysis

Stefana Egli is so excited about her polymer coating that she carries a little glass slide wherever she goes.

“It’s like my baby,” she said, fishing one out of her pocket.

The “baby” is more commonly known as a MIP, or molecularly imprinted polymer, that allows for portable cost-effective water analysis. When exposed to water, the MIP, which is smaller than a quarter, can absorb certain compounds that normally dissolve in water.

 

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The Atlantic Wolffish - A face only a mother could love

What is striped, grows to be five feet long and has big chomper teeth all over the roof of its mouth?

The Atlantic wolffish

 

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Technology trailblazer to be recognized for exceptional achievements

Catherine Courage, B.Sc.(Hons.)'97, will be one of the recipients of Memorial University's 36th annual Alumni Tribute Awards.

The awards recognize alumni who have achieved distinction in their chosen fields, are committed to their alma mater, and made outstanding contributions to their communities.

 

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Memorial researchers receive funding to purchase what they need to save the world

Federal funding for research infrastructure and equipment was recently announced.

Two groups of Memorial researchers together received more than $375,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) awards presented at Laurentian University.

 

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Using mathematical biology to help control infectious diseases

Can a Memorial University mathematical model predict and help control the spread of malaria in Africa?

Dr. Xiunan Wang, who uses mathematical models to study biological problems, thinks so.

 

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Effective communication 'critical' to building trust, researcher says

Dr. Brett Favaro wants to share a secret.

He knows that if scientists can communicate their ideas effectively, they are more likely to succeed.

 

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$4.4 million boost for aquaculture research led by Memorial

Drs. Kurt Gamperl and Mark Fast have been awarded $4.4 million as part of a pan-Atlantic research initative to improve the health and welfare of cultured Atlantic salmon using geonomics and other biotechnologies.

 

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Scholarship supports research connecting N.L. and Ireland

Dr. Stephen Piercey, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, was one of this year’s recipients of the Dobbin Atlantic Scholarship.

He travelled to Ireland for three weeks in May to focused on two projects with collaborators at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.

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Visiting experts test Memorial's absolute gravity reference station

Two experts brought a high accuracy absolute gravity meter to the St. John’s campus recently.

Jason Silliker and Rachel van Herpt, of the Canadian Geodetic Survey of Natural Resources Canada, brought their FG5-236, a.k.a. “Gertrude”, to Station 991399 for a 24-hour-long set of measurements in May.

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