The Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Session Winners Announced
Today, September 22, 2010, the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council (NSERC) 5th annual poster competition, now
called The Randy Kobes Undergraduate
Poster Session, saw 24 top-notch undergraduate students present their
research. This is a privilege normally reserved for graduate students at other
universities but an opportunity shared with the undergraduates at The
University of Winnipeg.
"This science poster
competition has been named The Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Session in
honour of Randy, the late Associate Dean of Science," explained Rod
Hanley, UWinnipeg's Dean of Science.
"He was integral in making this competition a success. Randy always dedicated
his time and energy in assisting undergraduate students. This competition
expands their research opportunities beyond what is available at other
institutions thanks to Randy's commitment and vision."
poster competition is a vehicle to establish students in their chosen field of
study while participating in world-class research. Much of the research
detailed in the poster competition will also be published in leading scientific
journals. The topics covered four academic departments including Anthropology,
Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology and reflected a cross-section of undergrad
late Randy Kobes, Associate Dean of Science, was an outstanding academic,
physicist and educator of young people. He was fully dedicated to public
engagement in science. His contributions to community learning at The
University of Winnipeg are immeasurable. One of his many contributions is
founding the Manitoba
chapter of Let’s Talk Science, which promotes scientific literacy by having UWinnipeg
volunteer scientists visit classrooms, present interactive experiments and
raise awareness of science. Randy Kobes passed away on Saturday, September 18,
UWinnipeg’s Faculty of Science,
Research Office and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
(NSERC) sponsored this competition.
Winners of The 2010 Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Session:
First Place - Michael Lang, Physics
Very low field magnetic resonance
imaging… can less be more?
Second Place - Ian Taylor, Physics
X-ray Simulation using the Monte
Third Place - Dylan Buhr, Physics Department
Shadows of Entanglement
Mentions include: Tim Chau from the Physics Department, Shanleigh MacKenzie from the
Psychology Department, Sam Voth from the Chemistry Department and Wan Wang from
the Psychology Department.
Shown in the picture below are the award winners:
Back row, L-R Tim Chau, Dylan Buhr, Mike Lang, Sam Voth
Front row, L-R Wan
Wang, Shanleigh MacKenzie