The Outstanding Scholars program should be a hallmark of the UWindsor experience, says provost Leo Groarke.
The program offers top high school graduates beginning post-secondary study an honorarium in exchange for work on academic research projects.
A PhD student’s research on creating stretchable, light-emitting electronic devices placed her among the top students in the province at a recent conference held by an organization whose aim is to advance the interests of Ontario’s nanotechnology industry.
Nanotechnology is miniaturization taken to the extreme, down to the size of atoms and molecules. Its applications impact a wide range of products from the textile, personal care, pharmaceutical, and electronic industries.
Award-winning chemist Tricia Carmichael will describe nanotechnology in general and in applications such as self-cleaning nanopants in a free public lecture Wednesday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Canada South Science City.
Tricia Carmichael wishes people could stop assuming the worst when they hear about chemicals.
“Chemicals are not a bad thing,” says the associate professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry. “There are 300 different naturally occurring chemicals in an apple, but people don’t like the word ‘chemicals’ because it evokes something in their mind that can be very negative.”