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Dr. Scott Ketcheson has been appointed NSERC Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Sustainability

May 03, 2018

Ketcheson
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Ketcheson has been appointed NSERC Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Sustainability in our Faculty of Science and Technology. Check out his radio interview https://globalnews.ca/edmo…/program/the-ryan-jespersen-show/

Big Changes Coming to FST and its BSc Majors/Minors!

August 04, 2017

Big changes are coming to the Faculty of Science and Technology’s Bachelor of Science and its majors (Applied Mathematics, Computing and Information Systems, and Human Science).

Starting in September 1st, 2017 the Faculty of Science and Technology is pleased to provide students the opportunity to select both their major and minor at the time of enrollment in Athabasca University’s BSc program.

BSc majors are available in Applied Mathematics, Computing and Information Systems, and Human Science. Students may also select the following minors: Applied Mathematics, Computing, Information Systems, Human Science, Biology, Geoscience, Physical Sciences, Learning Technology, Architecture, Game Programming, Game Development and Design, Web Development, Information Systems Management, Psychology, Finance Management, and Business Administration. Students may also elect to complete a double major. Students will still have the option to graduate with a BSc in general science without a specific area of focus, and also have the option of selecting a major without a minor.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Success Centre.

MScIS Students Take Top 3 in 3MT Competition

March 31, 2017

Three MScIS Students have been selected as the top three winners in the 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) competition at Athabasca University.

1st place: Mohammad Belghis-Zadeh
“Improving Recommender Systems for Learning through Web Mining to Discover Relevant Learning Objects from the Web” (Dr. Sabine Graf, supervisor)

2nd place: Bertrand Sodjahin
“Machine Learning Techniques to Unveil and Understand Pseudomonas aeruginosa Survival Mechanism in Nutrient Depleted Water” (Drs. Vive Kumar and Shauna Reckseidler-Zenteno, supervisors)
 
3rd place: Diane Mitchnik
“Using Student Data to Determine an Effective Diagnostic Model for ADHD” (Dr. Vive Kumar, supervisor)

As a result of this competition, the 1st place winner, Mohammad Belghis-Zadeh, will be representing Athabasca University at the Western Canada 3MT competition at the University of Saskatchewan on April 28, 2017.

New promo video for Biology 325

November 28, 2016

Thanks to Dr. Shauna Reckseidler-Zenteno and all the FST staff for their help!

The video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/ei2sU1nomog

Lachlan Gepp: Mitacs intern's Marathon Achievement

August 21, 2016

Lachlan Gepp is doing his Bachelor of IT and Mathematics at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.  Lance is visiting Athabasca University under a Mitacs Globalink internship on Traffic Analytics. He recently participated in the full 42.2 Kilometer Edmonton Marathon (http://www.edmontonmarathon.ca/route-maps-s16190) and finished 5th in his age category.

2015 Minerva Mentoring Award winner Dr. Lisa Carter

June 07, 2016

Interview with the 2015 Minerva Mentoring Award winner Dr. Lisa Carter, Dean of Athabasca University Faculty of Science and Technology: awsn.org/lisa-carter

Karvonen Award and Bursary - Apply by May 15, 2016!

April 04, 2016

Apply by May 15, 2016!

Item 1) Albert & Pirkko Karvonen Environment Award
Item 2) Albert & Pirkko Karvonen Environment Bursary

Final Thesis Oral Examination for Marc Denojean-Mairet Master of Science in Information Systems (MScIS) Program

February 24, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 2:00PM (MST)

Title of Thesis: Telepresence Robot Enable Remote Lab in Distance Education

Supervisors: Dr. Qing Tan

Those interested in attending the oral examination can contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at fgs@athabascau.ca for further information.

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Athabasca University's Geospace Observatory appears in American Geophysical Union's EOS magazine

February 13, 2016

Athabasca University's Geospace Observatory appears in American Geophysical Union's EOS magazine (here).  The story is in reference to this article.

NEW ONLINE WHMIS COURSE!

November 18, 2014

The Faculty of Science and Technology is pleased to offer WHMIS, a new online course in workplace health and safety.

This opportunity has been made possible with our partnership with Gemini Performance Solutions, a company that specializes in the development of quality safety modules that are suitable for students, industry personnel and individuals who seek an affordable and flexible mode of delivery that is accessible anytime, anywhere.

Updated December 05 2014 by FST Technical Staff

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