Sally Taylor and myself will present a library session for the new graduate students in Forestry and Wood Science on Mon, 12 September, 1:30pm – 3:00pm Here are the research guides for Wood Science and Forestry

STAT 335 students will see me for a library session on Fri, 9 September, 12pm in LSK 460. Here is the library course page for this class – http://guides.library.ubc.ca/stat335

Here is LHC rap with more than 6M views on YouTube

A team of scientists is investigating the ‘usefulness of music in science and math education’, and have created a website, with the help of an NSF grant, that includes a database of songs about engineering, math and science. Sing About Science & Math: songs for teaching, learning and fun My favourites: Graphene – the Musical […]

Survive and Thrive: A Guide for Untenured Faculty by W.C. Crone, published by Morgan & Claypool, is available through the Library’s subscription to Synthesis, a collection of full text books. A short, punchy book at 111 pages, Survive and Thrive addresses the importance of mentorship, establishing expertise, developing networks and having a good work/life balance […]

From ASEE First Bell: Popular Science (8/9, Boyle) reports, “Small colonies of swimming magnetic particles can self-assemble into micro-machines that can manipulate other particles,” according a study published in Nature Materials. “The particles can be remotely controlled to grasp and move other objects, which could enable precise and delicate fabrication processes that were previously not […]

Tomorrow, mining MEng students will meet me in Koerner 217 for a introductory workshop on mining engineering info. Here is the page we are going to use – http://guides.library.ubc.ca/mining_engineering

An article in Nature by a UBC CS professor – Anne Condon – http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v475/n7356/full/475304a.html

From the ASEE daily update – First Bell: On its website, MSNBC (7/26, Roach) reports, “Imagine a smartphone that looks like a piece of clear plastic, lighting up to display contacts, a game, the weather, or email from a friend. That future may be upon us thanks to a new, transparent and flexible lithium-ion battery.” […]

UBC Thunderbird Robotics hosts the 7th Annual International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition (IARRC) over the July 23rd – 24th weekend. IARRC is aimed at promoting R&D efforts into fully autonomous small-size ground vehicles – in particular the associated artificial intelligence software systems that run these vehicles. Student teams attending in the competition are expected to […]

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