Posts Tagged ‘Applied Science’

UBC receives $4.5M federal boost for health research

Sep. 25, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have received $4.5 million in federal support for multidisciplinary initiatives that combine science, engineering and medical expertise.

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UBC students race robots in stacking blocks “faster than a pre-schooler”

Aug. 1, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

Event:  UBC Buiild-bots competition Date/time:  Thursday, August 2nd, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location:  Hennings Bldg., Rm. 200, 6224 Agricultural Road For a map, visit: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?652 Visuals:  Student-designed automated robots race to stack wooden blocks about the size of Rubic’s Cubes. Students and instructor will be available for interviews. Set up space will be available [...]

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$1.4 M study on using plants to recover rare metals from mine waste: UBC research

Jul. 24, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and an international team have received $1.4 million to explore the use of plants to recover precious metals from mine tailings around the world. Currently, metals obtained from ores contain platinum group metals (PGM) some of which are lost through various stages of processing. The research will investigate [...]

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NSERC awards UBC $4.9 million to train young researchers

Jun. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of geochemistry, quantum sciences, and information and communication technology systems received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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UBC soccerbots host international teams before RoboCup 2012

Jun. 11, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

RoboCup North American Open

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Robot regatta – UBC takes on US Naval Academy at Jericho Beach

Jun. 11, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

International Robotic Sailing Championships

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Robot regatta – UBC takes on US Naval Academy at Jericho Beach

Jun. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

International Robotic Sailing Championships

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UBC, Fraunhofer formalize partnership among world’s top clean energy researchers

Mar. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with Germany’s Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest research institution for applied research, to focus on renewable-energy technologies.

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UBC professors celebrate International Women’s Day

Mar. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A number of UBC faculty offer heartfelt and inspiring words for their female students during International Women’s Day, March 8.

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Engineering students to show off design, ingenuity in relay race

Jan. 24, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC Mechanical Engineering students will be showcasing their vehicle design and manufacturing talents in an energy-relay race. The 130 second-year students, divided into 20 teams, were given only three weeks to come up with four prototypes using different energy sources such as solar, battery or wind power.

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