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Students from SHArK get hands-on experience at the MIM facility.

Daniel McIntyre Collegiate students from SHArK get hands-on experience at the MIM facility.

Manitoba Materials Conference 2016 to showcase range of interdisciplinary research work

May 9, 2016 — 

Students and researchers will present posters showcasing their work at the Manitoba Materials Conference 2016 on May 10.

The event, which also includes keynote speeches from award-winning individuals, takes place in the EITC atrium, as well as in nearby rooms.

Since 2009, the Manitoba Institute for Materials (MIM) has drawn together more than 200 researchers and students. Their collaborative efforts are now boosted through a newly opened materials and composites characterization facility, located within the Fort Garry campus. Materials and composites development draws on interdisciplinary strengths at the University of Manitoba to partner with manufacturing industries spanning aerospace, health, mining, manufacturing, agricultural and land transport sectors.

Professor David Levin from biosystems engineering will present one of the keynote speeches at the conference, following on a recent win alongside team members who captured a JEC Innovation Award for work aimed at providing fully renewable biocomposite materials to the Canadian auto industry.

In addition to University of Manitoba researchers and students, the May 10 conference will feature University of North Dakota participants, along with a group of Daniel McIntyre Collegiate students from Solar Hydrogen Activity Research Kit (SHArK), marking the first time high school students will be presenting a poster in the competition. Teachers co-ordinate the SHArK program and collaborate with MIM. Chemistry Professor David Herbert is the current coordinator for the program.

More details on the conference schedule can be found online.

To follow the conference conversation on Twitter: #MMCON2016

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