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McMaster alumna leads engineers at Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization to combat world hunger

March 8, 2021 /  Department News

McMaster alumna leads engineers at Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization to combat world hunger

This International Women's Day, we share the story of Sogol Akef, Head of Engineering at The United Nations World Food Programme, who found her passion for humanitarian work during her civil engineering classes at McMaster.

Three projects led by McMaster Engineering researchers receive $11.3M in federal funding

March 4, 2021 /  Department News

Three projects led by McMaster Engineering researchers receive $11.3M in federal funding

Materials Science professors Gianluigi Botton, Nabil Bassim, and André Phillion and Engineering Physics professor Andy Knights are among the co-leads for McMaster research projects receiving $35M in funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) today.

McMaster researcher Gail Krantzberg to co-lead policy advice on Great Lakes

February 26, 2021 /  Department News

McMaster researcher Gail Krantzberg to co-lead policy advice on Great Lakes

Starting today, Gail Krantzberg will co-lead the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Science Advisory Board's Science Priority Committee (SAB-SPC) for one year.

Bringing Black history to life

February 23, 2021 /  Department News

Bringing Black history to life

From authors to activists to engineers, the Periodic Table of Canadian Black History celebrates the men and women whose contributions have shaped our country. And thanks to Isabela Ozamiz, it’s now bringing the stories of Black Canadians to students across the country.

McMaster Experimental Reduced Gravity Team launches first-ever re-flight experiment

February 19, 2021 /  Department News

McMaster Experimental Reduced Gravity Team launches first-ever re-flight experiment

On February 17, the McMaster Experimental Reduced Gravity Team (MERGE) boarded a Falcon 20 parabolic flight that simulated a reduced gravity atmosphere to continue their study of the sloshing effects of fuelling satellites in space.

Will McMaster return to campus this fall? Podcast Part Two with Ishwar K. Puri and Susan Tighe

February 19, 2021 /  Department News

Will McMaster return to campus this fall? Podcast Part Two with Ishwar K. Puri and Susan Tighe

In Part 2, we reflect on more lessons learned in virtual teaching and learning, the importance of representation in academia, and McMaster's Provost Susan Tighe answers the question that's on all our minds: Will we return to campus this fall, and how?

Black History Month Q&A Spotlight Series: Olajide Akintayo

February 18, 2021 /  Department News

Black History Month Q&A Spotlight Series: Olajide Akintayo

To Materials Science and Engineering PhD student, Olajide Akintayo, Black History Month means reflecting on challenges faced by people of colour, celebrating achievements and working towards inclusivity.

Black History Month Q&A Spotlight Series: Shunae Mickle

February 10, 2021 /  Department News

Black History Month Q&A Spotlight Series: Shunae Mickle

Getting involved is how McMaster Engineering student, Shunae Mickle is growing personally and professionally.

Sheardown Lab and Ripple Therapeutics receive NSERC grant to improve treatment for millions with eye disease

February 8, 2021 /  Department News

Sheardown Lab and Ripple Therapeutics receive NSERC grant to improve treatment for millions with eye disease

McMaster engineers will further advance drug delivery options for patients with glaucoma and beyond, thanks to a partnership with Ripple Therapeutics and a recent grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

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