Presenter Sean George accepts his award for Best PhD Poster presentation and People’s Choice Award for Most Creative Poster from Queen’s University Faculty of Applied Science and Chemical Engineering department head James McLellan and Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering career development leader Amy Reckling.
The fall semester started off with a bang at Queen’s University. In the midst of orientation week, the Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association (CEGSA), in conjunction with the Queen’s Department of Chemical Engineering and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), hosted the First Annual Queen’s Chemical Engineering Research Poster Day on Sept. 11. Presenters from undergraduates to postgraduates spoke on an array of research topics, ranging from controlled drug release for pancreatic cancer patients to in vitro models of the foreign body reaction and more. PhD student Sean George took home both the award for Best PhD Poster Presentation and a People’s Choice Award for Most Creative Poster for his work on block copolymers as stabilizers in emulsion polymerization. Poster awards were presented by James McLellan, department head of Queen’s Faculty of Applied Science and Chemical Engineering and past president of the CSChE and Amy Reckling, the Chemical Institute of Canada’s career development leader.
The excitement carried over to Sept. 18, when chemical engineers from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) joined chemists and chemical engineers from Queen’s to compete for glory at the CIC Science Trivia Night, hosted by Reckling and Sarah Creber, the director of student affairs at CSChE. Students and faculty from the two universities put their science nerd skills to the test on topics such as movies, TV, music and history. Squad Chem from RMC reigned triumphant, winning first place and taking home some very swanky CIC mugs and sunglasses.