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MacEng Insight October 2020
How the pandemic has driven us to up our game in research and teaching

The Faculty of Engineering celebrated several milestones this month, including being ranked 5th for program reputation in Maclean's annual rankings of Canadian engineering programs -- up one spot from last year. We are also working on ways to fine-tune the virtual learning experience for students and faculty, while pushing forward on pressing research collaborations.

You can read about them in this edition of MacEng Insight.
Take care,

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Ishwar K.Puri, Dean
McMaster University,
Faculty of Engineering
MEDIA SPOTLIGHT
Digital infrastructure is the new frontier
Digital infrastructure is the new frontier
We need today’s sporadic initiatives to be more interoperable, cohesive, and national. This can start with the federal government, in collaboration with the provinces and private partners, says Saiedeh Razavi in an op-ed for The Hill Times.
Hand-held device reads levels of cancer biomarker
Hand-held device reads levels of cancer biomarker
The prototype was created by a research collaboration led by McMaster’s Leyla Soleymani, a biomedical engineer and Canada Research Chair in Miniaturized Biomedical Devices. Featured in Advanced Science News.
Canada Develops EV Technology, Advanced Mobility & The Talent Needed To Do It
Canada Develops EV Technology, Advanced Mobility & The Talent Needed To Do It
Saeid Habibi, a professor of Mechanical Engineering, speaks to John Malloy of Autoline TV about innovative automotive research happening at McMaster.
MACENG TOP STORIES
McMaster Engineering climbs in Maclean's program reputation rankings
McMaster Engineering climbs in Maclean's program reputation rankings
The Faculty of Engineering is ranked 5th for program reputation in Maclean's annual rankings of Canadian engineering programs, up one spot from last year.
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The road to making one million face shields: MMRI partners with Whitebird
The road to making one million face shields: MMRI partners with Whitebird
In episode six of the Big Ideas for a Changing World podcast, hear how the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) and Hamilton-based packaging company, Whitebird, teamed up to swiftly produce face shields for thousands of Canadian frontline workers during the pandemic.
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Microscopic bone discovery holds promise for implants and bone diseases
Microscopic bone discovery holds promise for implants and bone diseases
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at McMaster have discovered a structural feature of human bone that has never been studied before under a microscope, bringing scientists closer to advancing bone implants and treatments for bone diseases.
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Four McMaster profs honoured with provincial awards of excellence
Four McMaster profs honoured with provincial awards of excellence
Two members of the Faculty of Engineering, John Preston, associate dean for research and external relations; and Heather Sheardown, chemical engineering professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Opthalmic Biomaterials, have received a Minister's Award of Excellence.
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MORE TOP STORIES
To measure the severity of COVID-19, researchers create a tool that can pull an elusive marker from human blood
Read about the latest application of smart-surface technology to emerge from the laboratory of Tohid Didar, a professor in Mechanical Engineering.
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New faculty and postdoctoral fellows join McMaster Engineering
This fall, one new faculty member has joined the Faculty of Engineering along with seven adjunct faculty members, five associate members and 26 post-doctoral fellows.
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How to make remote learning engaging: Lessons from two McMaster teaching assistants
McMaster Engineering TAs and PhD candidates, Eva Mueller and Daniella Pallisco, used Zoom, a lightboard and a studio space to create a highly interactive workshop experience.
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Smart Freight Centre research partnership receives major funding award
A new research initiative from the Smart Freight Centre has received a major funding award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Associate professor Saiedeh Razavi is part of the multi-disciplinary research team.
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Supporting the transformation of engineering education
Stephen Elop, '86, donates lead gift to The Pivot, the largest transformation to engineering education in The Faculty of Engineering's 60-year history.
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McMaster Engineering’s Virtual Girl Guide Workshops empowering thousands of girls across Canada
More than 5,000 Girl Guides across Canada are engaging with the world of engineering, thanks to a new virtual initiative from McMaster’s Venture Academy.
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MACENG PODCAST
Big Ideas for a Changing World

Listen and subscribe to Big Ideas for a Changing World, a research podcast hosted by John Preston, associate dean, research & external relations.

In the latest episode, "The road to making one million face shields," hear how the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute and local packaging company Whitebird stepped up to help the community during this crisis.
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SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT
Social Media Spotlight
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