Winners of the Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Session

WINNIPEG, MB – Today The Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Session (formerly called the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) 6th annual poster competition saw 27 dedicated undergraduate students present their research to judges in Eckhardt-Gramatt Hall. This is a privilege normally reserved for graduate students at other universities but an opportunity shared with the undergraduates at UWinnipeg.

The competition is open to all undergraduate students who performed natural science and engineering research at UWinnipeg under the supervision of a faculty member, including summer projects and honours theses. The entries this year tackled everything from black holes to prairie groundwater.

“This event shows in a nutshell what University of Winnipeg is about. We have world-class researchers involving the students in their work directly, and training them to tackle problems of the next generation. ” said James Currie, UWinnipeg’s Acting Dean of Science. “This year’s contest featured wonderfully talented students who will be the scientists of the future.”

The poster competition allows students in their chosen field of study to establish their research credentials. Much of the research detailed in the poster competition will also be published in leading scientific journals.

Acting Dean of Science James Currie, Michael Lang, Theresa McIver, Josh Boulding, Caleigh Christie, Caitlin Bartel, Jared Wiebe and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies Sandra Kirby.

Acting Dean of Science James Currie, Michael Lang, Theresa McIver, Josh Boulding, Caleigh Christie, Caitlin Bartel, Jared Wiebe and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies Sandra Kirby.

Winners of the 2011 Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Session:

First Place – Michael Lang, Physics, “Birdcage Resonator for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies of CNS Disorders“

Second Place – Theresa McIver, “The Neural Correlates of Emotion and Limb Specific Imagined Movements: A Spinal fMRI Study

Third Place – Josh Boulding, Physics, “NEMA Standard Tests in microPET”

Honourable Mentions – Caitlin Bartel, (Chemistry); Caleigh Christie, (Geography); Jared Wiebe, (Physics).

UWinnipeg’s Faculty of Science and Research Office are the sponsors.

The late Randy Kobes, Associate Dean of Science at UWinnipeg, was an outstanding academic, physicist and educator of young people and founding member of the Manitoba chapter of Let’s Talk Science. He passed away in 2010.

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Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

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