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2018-2019 IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund Projects Announced


Announcing the 2018-2019 Projects 

2018-19 IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund Projects Announced

IDEAWORKS is committed to fostering innovation and skills development opportunities across Mohawk College. This year, IDEAWORKS launched the IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund (ICF) to support Mohawk faculty and staff to engage in applied research and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) activities. The fund is designed to develop and build internal capacity for research and innovation by providing the funding needed for faculty and staff to turn their ideas into solutions.

The 2018-19 call for proposals saw an overwhelming response. The volume of proposals submitted was a testament to the commitment of all Mohawk faculty and staff to the “Future Ready” vision. The IDEAWORKS team extends its thanks and congratulations to all applicants, and would like to shine the spotlight on the successful applicants, listed below.

Applied Research Projects

Project: Generation of reflectance maps using near infra-red (NIR) sensors on UAV
Project Lead:
Greg Matzke
Department: Chemical, Environmental and Biotechnology

Project: Development of forward osmosis technology for liquid food concentration
Project Lead:
Leonard Seed
Department: Chemical, Environmental and Biotechnology

Project: Autism, Dementia and Schizophrenia: Engaging Student Learning Through a Virtual Brain
Project Lead:
Anne-Marie DePape
Department: Community Studies

Project: Automated Real Time Seizure Detection using Wearable Body Sensor Network
Project Lead:
Mini Thomas & Esteve Hassan
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project: Residential-Microgrid: Monitoring and Control of Grid-Connected AC Microgrid
Project Lead:
Ahmed Abouarkoub & Esteve Hassan
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project: Environmental and Energy Management of Buildings using Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Technology
Project Lead:
Esteve Hassan & Ahmed Abouarkoub
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology

Project: Fabrication and Optimization of Pilot Line Coater
Project Lead:
Chris McCrory
Department: Chemical Engineering

Project: Determination and Optimization of Fermentation Performance
Project Lead:
Chris McCrory, Ethan Paschos, Rob Doyle, Nate Ferguson
Department: Chemical Engineering

Project: Scada Design for Caroline Street Substation
Project Lead:
Majlinda Qarri
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Project: Creating Chatbots to Improve Audience Engagement
Project Lead:
Alison Dunn
Department: Media & Entertainment, Journalism

Project: VR Storybook for Hamilton Public Library
Project Lead:
Geoff Graham
Department: Media & Entertainments, 3D Animation

Project: UniversAl Mapping ImaGe to Object (AMIGO)
Project Lead:
Mihai Albu
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Projects

Project: Industry Pairing: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Project Lead:
Laura Thomas
Department: Medical Radiation Sciences

Project: Mind the Gap (Applied Theatre)
Project Lead:
Christine Boyko-Head
Department: Liberal Studies

Project: Co-constructing the Pedagogy of Outdoor Plan through Student-Faculty Partnerships
Project Lead:
Erin Cameron & Dawn Danko
Department: Early Childhood Education & Center for Teaching and Learning

Project: Community Engagement and Field Learning: Discovering Benefits and Best Practices
Project Lead:
Susan Kalles & Megan Robinson
Department: Department of Community Studies

Project: Re-Imagining Course Development: The User-Friendly Way
Project Lead:
Lauren Soluk & Amy Cook
Department: Center for Teaching and Learning

Project: Evolving Online Deliveries: Synchronous Teaching & Learning
Project Lead:
Evan DiValentino & Leslie Marshall
Department: Continuing Education & Center for Teaching and Learning

Project: Online Student Orientation and Resource Hub
Project Lead:
Lynn Coleman
Department: Continuing Education

If you’d like to learn more about IDEAWORKS, visit mohawkcollege.ca/ideaworks, or get in touch with us @mohawkIDEAWORKS on twitter or by email at ideaworks@mohawkcollege.ca









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