Engineering
Engineering researchers receive COVID-related grants

Engineering researchers receive COVID-related grants

Two Western researchers have received funding for partnership research projects that will help understand and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The COVID Alliance Grants awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) support pandemic-fighting...

Investment bolsters pandemic research

Investment bolsters pandemic research

Nine additional research projects received university backing for their work in supporting recovery efforts for current and future disease outbreaks, Research Western announced this week.

‘Learning to fall’ fuels grad’s performance

‘Learning to fall’ fuels grad’s performance

Dean Kernaghan’s portfolio opens with a quote: “You don’t have time to work fast.” Not only has he heard these words often from his mentor in the Engineering student shop, these are words he tries to live by.

Student idea may box out infection during intubation

Student idea may box out infection during intubation

A student’s idea – brought from concept to testing by a host of Western experts – has the potential to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and lead to a safer working environment for health-care professionals.

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Engineering brings STEM studies home for kids

Engineering brings STEM studies home for kids

With schools closed and social interactions limited, it is undeniably a difficult time for parents and teachers as they try to engage kids in at-home learning activities.

‘Cough chamber’ shows six-feet not far enough

‘Cough chamber’ shows six-feet not far enough

A recent Western-led study says two meters might not be far enough away if someone lets an uncovered cough loose in your direction – meaning sneeze and cough etiquette is more than a simple social nicety, but a key to stopping the spread of diseases like COVID-19.

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

A pair of Western scholars – Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Hesham El Naggar and Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid – have been honoured with Distinguished University Professorships.

Helping bend, shape needs of Western, world

Helping bend, shape needs of Western, world

Earlier this month, Clayton Cook and his University Machine Services team constructed a much-need bracket for a local neurosurgeon – a devise to hold a patient’s head in place during lifesaving surgery. Just another Thursday around the shop.