Here is a peek at what at what’s going on this month!
Our election period is coming up and we’re looking for new people. If you are interested in joining the EGS team then complete the nomination form HERE: http://egs.mcmaster.ca/2016/04/nomination-egs/
The EGS is organizing the 2016 edition of the engineering graduate conference: METRIC. McMaster Engineering, Technology, Research & Innovation Conference. Our conference provides an opportunity for graduate students, postdocs, professors and industrial alumni in different engineering fields to engage, share ideas, develop collaboration strategies and share information about resources. Researchers can discuss the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, and practical challenges encountered and together we can work to find solutions while fostering collaboration between departments, research groups and industry.
Mark your calendars for Friday August 19th. The conference will be held in McMaster Innovation Park. Student speakers will be grouped into research areas, not by department. The intention being to naturally identify areas of potential collaboration, resource sharing and advice sharing! After each set of speakers there will be a Q&A panel instead of individual question time. In the afternoon, we will have breakout professional development workshops, tours to Canmet, The Forge and MARC and a wine & cheese reception.
The call for abstracts will be coming soon and all of the latest updates can be found here http://egs.mcmaster.ca/metric/
Research Minutes Video Contest
We just got our SPICES funding proposal for the video contest approved. This year we are working with firstname.lastname@example.org to expand the video contest into a university wide project. Participants are invited to make 1 minute video about their research. You can make it by yourself or you can make it as a group. The best video from each Faculty will be awarded $500. The judges will be the Dean’s of each Faculty.
The contest will run from May and the deadline is July 31st. We will be releasing tips and tricks along the way and there will be a video making workshop to help you out! Have you heard of the Lyons Media Centre? It’s on the 4th floor of Mills library and you can rent video making equipment from there, you can access a whole host of video editing software tools and they even have a media consultant who can help you out! This is all FREE for McMaster students so be sure to check it out if you are interested in participating this year.
GSA Student Services Fees Referendum
There will be an online referendum on the new student services fees proposal. We have an entire blog post about it that you can read here. This referendum directly affects the amount of money you pay every year so please read through the proposal document and vote. The voting period is April 28th-30th.
The GSA is having a BBQ in the Phoenix on April 20th at 11.30am. It is $5 per person with your student ID. It is free if you attend the GSA AGM beforehand, which starts at 10am (also in the Phoenix). All documentation pertaining to the AGM is available here: http://gsa.mcma
- The McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) open house is going all all day on April 7th. MMRI spans across the Faculty of Engineering so there are multiple events in multiple buildings Capstone posters are in the lobby, along with a CafeX talk. A bunch of labs are open with poster presentations so take a walk around the engineering buildings. Tours to The Forge, Canmet etc. are running throughout the day.
- The end of term party “Light up the Night” is happening on campus on Friday April 8th
- Congratulations to everybody who submitted an image to the McMaster Art of Research competition. Check out the 2016 photo album HERE. All images will be displayed outside of the President’s office (Corridor beside Gilmour Hall Room 238) from Thursday April 7th until April 28th. You can vote for your favourites and share them on social media. The winners will be announced at a reception on April 13th in the same corridor.
As always, you can find out all of the events related to engineering graduate students on the EGS calendar http://egs.mcmaster.ca/calendar/