A memorandum of understanding between the University of Windsor and the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management will broaden global contacts and build partnerships for both schools, says Diana Kao, UWindsor associate vice-provost, international.
A delegation from the school, located in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, visited the UWindsor campus in April. The visit culminated in a ceremony to mark a formal agreement to seek opportunities for cooperation, including faculty and student exchange and research collaborations.
Organic electronics is generating interest not only in the science community but in the business world as well. Its current market of about one billion dollars is expected to grow to $45 billion by 2016.
In a free presentation entitled “Organic Electronics: From Serendipitous Discovery to Market,” Holger Eichhorn will provide some of the facts behind the buzz.
A scientist born in Windsor but who now conducts his research at New York’s Columbia University will discuss how a natural product derived from plants like aloe vera may slow the progress of such neurodegenerative diseases as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s when he appears as a featured speaker at a conference here next week.
Besides the obvious benefits of bringing together hundreds of scientists who study natural health products, a UWindsor biochemist hopes a major conference here next week will help people realize the potential of an already growing industry that could create new jobs and growth in that sector.
UWindsor doctoral candidates Chris Allan and Rebecca Williams will join 28 graduate students from across the province for the finals of the Three Minute Thesis competition today—Thursday, April 18—at Queen’s University.
The competition challenges researchers to offer a presentation on their thesis or dissertation topic to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.
Five students who brought home some of the top awards at a recent undergraduate chemistry conference say they couldn’t have done it if they didn’t study in such a tremendously supportive environment.
Jonathan Carson didn’t know much about microfluidics until he visited the University of Windsor.
“I really feel like I understand this a lot better now,” said the Grade 11 chemistry student at Riverside Secondary School.
Certain members of Chris Allan’s immediate family may be a little confused about what he does in the university’s chemistry department, but he hopes a contest which forced him to explain it succinctly in three minutes or less might clear up a few misconceptions.
Winning the University’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition was a little overwhelming for Chris Allan, but he is already looking ahead: “I am really excited to be going to Kingston,” he said.
The doctoral student in chemistry will represent Windsor in the province-wide competition, April 18 at Queens University, after taking top local honours Monday with his presentation “From your TV to the lab: Exploring the reactivity of indium.” He also will receive a $1,000 cash award.