Issue 1 January 2020

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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Guelph

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Good morning. I hope you're doing well. I'm pleased to launch the inaugural College of Engineering and Physical Sciences dean's office newsletter. As part of our community, we hope you'll find this e-newsletter keeps you connected to what's happening in the College.

Very best,
Mary A. Wells
Dean, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research

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Year in Review

2019 has been a year of discovery, exploration, community and outreach for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. From international awards to national television and influencing policy, we present a look back at some of our most-read stories from the year.

 

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Playing it Smart

Math is a powerful tool that can be used to solve real-world problems. Mathematics prof. Herb Kunze and several of his students created artificial intelligence models that 'learn' to solve math puzzles.

 

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Shape-Shifting DNA

A research team led by chemistry prof. Richard Manderville is helping improve food safety by developing a way to detect food contaminants more simply and cheaply.

 

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Protein Puzzles

For more than 50 years, the protein-folding problem has remained unsolved. Physics profs. Leonid Brown and Vladimir Ladizhansky follow the unfolding of cellular proteins to find out what makes them stable.

 


We want to hear your story! Email us about awards, innovations, discoveries, major research findings, events, or news media related to your (or a student/colleague's) work from the last three months and we may feature it!


News and Updates

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CARE-AI: What's Next?

One year after its launch, the Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence has built an impressive infrastructure with the establishment of an advisory board, collaborator network, and new faculty hires. CARE-AI also launched a seed fund and the Collaborative Specialization in Artificial Intelligence.

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Provincial Competition

More than 100 volunteers from the School of Engineering came together to host the 41st Ontario Engineering Competition at the University of Guelph, an annual competition of top engineering students from across Ontario. Two Guelph groups will move on to the national competition.

 

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CEPS on Twitter

You can now find the College on Twitter! We are excited to launch our Twitter handle, @UofGCEPS, where you can follow our research, updates, news, and join our online community.

 

Awards

Upcoming College Events

February 5 and 13, 2020: Faculty IT Strategy Workshop

March 3, 2020: 3MT CEPS College Heat

March 6, 2020: Improve Life Challenge: Hack the Farm

March 11, 2020: HeForShe Event

Fun Fact

Did you know that the College brought in more than $17.2-million dollars in competitive research funding in 2019? Read our research highlights to learn about the incredible work being done by our faculty and staff.

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