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Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan students receive first-hand introduction to booming STEM profession

Earlier this week, more than a dozen students from schools in Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan acquired STEM skills at a day camp designed to give them a hands-on introduction to the diverse and opportunity-abundant engineering technology profession.

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Family influence can be pivotal to women entering STEM-related engineering technology profession

Just as the holiday season is a family affair so seems to be the case of careers for many women in the engineering technology profession. That’s according to findings by a provincial STEM organization, the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

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Award-winning volunteer credits childhood Christmas experience of going without as inspiration for giving back

As a child, Senia McPherson would wake up feeling anxious on Christmas mornings because of the worry that Santa may not have visited her house. McPherson’s biological father abandoned the family when she was young, leaving her mother to raise three children on partial social assistance in low-income rental housing in Edmonton.

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Former NAIT students win provincial STEM award for portable gait analysis device

A former team of NAIT biomedical engineering technology students has won the 2023 ASET Capstone Project of the Year Award. The award is given out annually by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET). Former NAIT students Frank Gauthier, McKenna Bentley and Megan Bauer received the award for developing a portable, cost-effective solution to gait analysis.

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Filtration of microplastics from seawater project captures nomination for provincial STEM award

Is there an effective way to filter microplastics from seawater? For their exploration of some fresh options, including coffee grounds, an all-women former team of SAIT chemical laboratory technology students has been recognized as a finalist for the Capstone Project of the Year Award, which is presented annually by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

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Teddy bear monitoring device for sleeping kids earns provincial honour for former NAIT students

Is there a warm, fuzzy approach to ensuring a sleeping child’s well-being? An all-women former team of NAIT biomedical engineering technology students has identified it, transforming a teddy bear into a device that can monitor a sleeping child and inform the parents of specific problems that could impact quality of sleep.

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Former SAIT students receive provincial honour for project focused on improving oil drilling efficiency

Two former SAIT petroleum engineering technology students have received a provincial honour for a project that may save downtime in the oil and gas industry and ultimately leave a smaller carbon footprint. 

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Former Lethbridge College team’s wind tunnel project whips up provincial STEM honour

Is a computer software program as effective as a wind tunnel when testing air flow around an object? That was the question asked by a former team of Lethbridge College engineering design and drafting technology (EDDT) students that was recently recognized as a finalist for the Capstone Project of the Year Award, a provincial honour given out annually by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

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Vintage 1980s synthesizer rebuild key to former NAIT student receiving provincial honour

Daniel Sayfullin, a former electronics engineering technology student from NAIT, has received a provincial honour for artfully recreating the synthesizer sounds that made 1980s music stand apart in a Prophet 5 replica he built from scratch.  

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Tippy Tappy Toes portable gait analysis device earns former NAIT team provincial honour

Tippy Tappy Toes (T3), a portable, wireless, low-cost solution to gait analysis that may be used in any environment has earned a former team of NAIT biomedical engineering technology students a place as a provincial finalist for the Capstone Project of the Year Award, which is presented annually by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

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