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In the Media: AI-produced images can’t fix diversity issues in dermatology databases

March 11, 2022 /  Department News
Source: The Verge

In the Media: AI-produced images can’t fix diversity issues in dermatology databases

McMaster Engineering’s Eman Rezk, PhD student, is researching an AI program to generate synthetic images of diseases on darker skin — and using those images for a tool that could help diagnose skin cancer.

In the Media: McMaster researchers say new ‘repellent wrap’ appears to resist all viruses and bacteria

March 11, 2022 /  Department News
Source: Global News

In the Media: McMaster researchers say new ‘repellent wrap’ appears to resist all viruses and bacteria

Leyla Soleymani, Tohid Didar and others with the McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering say a promising pathogen-repellent wrap they’ve created could protect against contamination.

How Russian operations jeopardize Ukrainian reactor safety

March 10, 2022 /  Department News
Source: Brighter World

How Russian operations jeopardize Ukrainian reactor safety

Ongoing military action near Europe’s largest nuclear power plant could hinder safety systems and reactor workers’ ability to respond to accidents, nuclear safety expert David Novog warns.

Strength in diversity: 5 women reflect on advancing the future of mobility

March 8, 2022 /  Department News

Strength in diversity: 5 women reflect on advancing the future of mobility

On International Women’s Day, learn about five women working toward a more inclusive future of mobility in the partnership between McMaster University and Cubic.

Mac Eng shines at YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards

March 8, 2022 /  Department News

Mac Eng shines at YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards

McMaster Engineering congratulates trailblazing student Lianna Genovese, innovative professor Zobia Jawed, and alumna Navita Dyal on their YWCA Women of Distinction awards.

Zero-emission transit project from Mac Eng awarded federal funds for increased awareness, education

March 7, 2022 /  Department News

Zero-emission transit project from Mac Eng awarded federal funds for increased awareness, education

A McMaster University project, led by Moataz Mohamed, has received over $100,000 in federal funding to create the first Canadian interactive portal for zero-emission vehicle adoption in transit.

In the Media: Sewergate: there’s something rotten in the state of our waterways

March 7, 2022 /  Department News
Source: The Walrus

In the Media: Sewergate: there’s something rotten in the state of our waterways

For over four years, sewage leaked into a creek in Hamilton, Ontario, which flows into wetland Cootes Paradise. McMaster Engineering's Zobia Jawed explains that wastewater treatment issues exist across Canada, and that we need a change of perception.

Engineering physics student Arielle Ainabe reaches for the stars

March 7, 2022 /  Department News

Engineering physics student Arielle Ainabe reaches for the stars

An inspirational teacher helped launch her on an astonishing science journey. Next stop: Caltech’s Space Challenge

Future of Canada Project announces themes and Call for Proposals

March 2, 2022 /  Department News
Source: Brighter World

Future of Canada Project announces themes and Call for Proposals

The Future of Canada Project, which supports research focused on building a better Canada and is guided by a diverse council of national leaders, has released its 2022 Call for Proposals.

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