Science Talks: Technology for Good
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zoom Webinar

Science Talks Homecoming 2022 Technology for GoodReconnect with your inner student during our virtual Science Talks program! Hear from two Western leading researchers during this one-hour session and have your science questions answered as well as meet Matt Davison, Dean Faculty of Science.
10:00 a.m.
Digital connectivity – Shaping tomorrow’s smart world!
Dr. Anwar Haque

Come and explore the power of digital connectivity in shaping tomorrow’s smart hyperconnected world. Join Dr. Haque to hear how he is leveraging AI and next-generation communication technologies to tackle real-world problems. Watch demos, including hazardous space exploration/infrastructure inspection using autonomous drones; the world’s first Real-Time Kinematics (RTK)-assisted smart-parking; 5G-enabled zero client computing; and an intelligent App that never lets you lose your smartphone.

10:30 a.m.
Education through immersion - The use of immersive technologies to foster engagement with STEM subjects

Dr. Paul Mensink
Hear about MarineXR, an augmented reality education app that uses ocean ecology and one of Canada’s ocean giants, the basking shark.  This technology teaches students fundamental scientific skills, while simultaneously emphasizing the importance of marine conservation, environmental sustainability, as well as key ecosystem functions and how they are affected by humans. Come “swim” with the sharks!

Please register in advance to receive the Zoom login details. The webinar begins at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. (Are you located in a different time zone? Find out when to watch in your local time here.)

There is always so much to do when you come home! For a full list of Homecoming 2022 activities, please visit the events section of our website.


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