Undergraduate Science Poster Session
Many of The University of Winnipeg staff, students and guests spent Monday, September 11, 2006 viewing the results of undergraduate student research over the past year in a unique Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Prairies sponsored competition that is destined to become an annual event. Called The Undergraduate Science Poster Session, the competition featured 23 posters representing the work of 25 undergraduate students.
A cross section of the type of research being done by undergraduates at The University of Winnipeg, the posters showcased projects in five different departments.
.Much of the work detailed in Monday.s poster competition will also end up in leading scientific journals,. added Dr. Melanie Martin, the competition.s main organizer and an assistant professor of Physics.
One of the competition judges, John Graham from IBM Canada Ltd, said he was overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of the work done by these students. All the judges felt that the calibre of projects was extremely high, making it very difficult to pick winners. The distinguished panel of judges included representatives from NSERC, The University of Manitoba, National Research Council Canada and private industry.
Dr. Gabor Kunstatter, Dean of Science, congratulated the students, .not only on the excellence of their poster presentations, but also on the high quality of the research that the posters represent..
Grand prize winners, physics students Gina Passante and Dave Ostapchuk, showcased their work on entanglement . a peculiar property of quantum mechanics which is useful in areas of cryptography, computation and teleportation.
Other winners at the event included:
Contest winners pictured above from left to right: Yonas Negasi, Jonathan Thiessen, Peter Winslow, Gina Passante, Carmen Edmundson and Blair Cardigan Smith.