Good afternoon! My name is Maayan and I am AYVA’s newest University of Guelph coop student. Some of you may have seen my smiling face (pictured on the left) at York University for the past few days for the CSME 2018 conference.
The CSME conference covered topics from fluid mechanics to materials to nanotechnology, and even had a presentation on integrating design and research is aerospace engineering by the NSERC chair in aerospace design engineering from Concordia University.
My favorite presentation was about cleaning up space debris around earth for future space activities, done with deorbiting technology, by professor George Zhu who is the York research chair in Space Technology. There was also a passionate panel presentation celebrating women’s leadership in mechanical engineering with four amazing leaders and engineers.
Walking through the beautiful Bergeron Engineering Centre, it was incredible to see all the demos of exciting engineering products, from the 3D imaging and infrared cameras to the sepsis blood sample identification machine. Discussing and demonstrating our TecQuipment Bending Moments in a Beam (located between me and Fazal) and the PASCO Materials Testing System (left of me) was an educational experience for me (and hopefully for the conference-goers as well J) and I hope to be able to return next year!
If you would like more information, feel free to send us an email, or call us directly. I’m always happy to speak with people.