Grenfell Campus and Let’s Talk Science (LTS) partnered for the yearly Challenge that brings students from schools around the Western Newfoundland area into the university campus to exercise their curiosity.
This episode interviews Susan Jennings, a stage manager at Grenfell Campus. Susan is tasked with binding together information from directors, actors, and technical theatre personnel so that plays can run smoothly. This information can also be archived for future productions.
Researchers from all over the globe rely on search engines and periodicals when people try to find their work. Often a researcher’s content is spread out over the internet, making it hard to locate as a result. There is an increasing need for researchers to have a one-stop portfolio, with more people becoming published authors and literary works growing in number every day.
Creating mechanical parts and experimenting with complex materials was once the realm of industrial-scale business. But methods for the production of parts and the modification of materials are now cheaper and easier to use, at both benchtop and prototyping scales. Inventions like 3D printers and laser cutters mean that even small-scale businesses and academic centres now have the ability to fabricate intricate and durable objects.
Research Reports are submissions to our blog from Grenfell Campus researchers (faculty, staff, or student). Any views expressed are those of the author. You can check out our guidelines and submit your story here.
Submitted by Robert Bailey
Being a research mathematician is, in some respects, the ultimate “ivory tower” profession: essentially, it involves being paid to sit in a room and think. But it’s not always that way: it’s a very international business, with researchers in one field being scattered in many countries across the world. So it is not all that surprising that, for a week in September, I got to travel to the Casa Matemática Oaxaca in Oaxaca, Mexico.
In this INSIGHT-BLOG podcast we hear from Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, a professor of Physics at Grenfell, about research happening on campus, new opportunities for students to study physics, and her role in helping to plan the future of physics research.
In this INSIGHT-BLOG Sound Bite we interview three students, Nick O’Niell, Shihao Wu, and Brittany Pittman, who presented on their research at a recent series of student research presentations at Grenfell Campus.
How do we ensure a message sent to a Mars Rover is received correctly, diminish the impact of information technology on the environment, and reduce the degradation of stored data? Solutions can, in part, be found in error-correcting codes which encode, pad out, or extend data in such a way that it becomes possible to inspect the encoded data later, finding and fixing any errors that have been introduced.
Robert Bailey and Daniel Hawtin are currently conducting work on combinatorics and group theory (the study of symmetry), and applications in error-correcting coding theory.