Posts Tagged: Western Engineering

Western-led team designs prototype to analyze minerals in Martian rocks

December 5, 2023

Working with industry partner, Earth sciences professor Roberta Flemming and her Western Space team designed prototype to analyze minerals in Martian rocks.

Climate-changing human activity predicted to cause 1 billion deaths; new study

August 28, 2023

Study led by Joshua Pearce proposes aggressive energy policies to accelerate the decarbonization of the global economy, aiming to minimize the number of projected human deaths.

Movie-inspired technology successfully collects hail data from eye of the storm

August 10, 2023

Researchers from Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology and Western’s Northern Hail Project successfully launched two probes into a hailstorm.

Western team creates open-source medicine autoinjector

July 14, 2023

Research team led by Joshua Pearce has developed a new 3-D printed, completely open-source autoinjector for a tenth of the cost of a commercially purchased product.

Western researchers determine July 1 Alberta tornado was among most powerful ever seen in Canada

July 4, 2023

A tornado that sliced through a rural area south of Didsbury, AB on July 1 has been rated at EF4 by Western’s Northern Tornadoes Project.

Western mini-satellite to launch aboard SpaceX as second mission spreads its wings 

June 2, 2023

First ever miniature satellite, or CubeSat, built by a Western team is set for liftoff in Florida and will provide students with an opportunity to learn first-hand about space mission development.

Northern Tornadoes Project confirms 117 tornadoes for Canada in 2022

February 9, 2023

NTP researchers conducted 447 severe weather investigations using satellites, aircraft, drones and ground surveys and confirmed 117 for 2022.

Northern Hail Project recovers record-breaking hailstone

August 3, 2022

A Canadian record-breaking hailstone was recovered by the Northern Hail Project field team weighing 292.71 grams, eclipsing the previous title holder – a hailstone weighing 290 grams, collected nearly 50 years ago.

Open-source tech enables 3D-printed surgical table

July 15, 2022

A collaborative project between Western Engineering and Michigan Tech University was successful in building a 3D-printed, functional surgical fracture table at a fraction of what it would normally cost.

New Western innovation gels engineering with medicine

May 20, 2022

Western biomaterials expert Kibret Mequanint has developed the first-ever water-hating fluid, which displaces body fluids surrounding an injury allowing for near-instantaneous gelling, sealing and healing of injured tissue.