Seeing the Light. A Summer of Optical Design.
In the summer of 2016, BCIT Robotics and Mechatronics student Birinder Kahlon found himself using his CAD and mechanical design skills as well as cold atom and laser spectroscopy knowledge working for Professor James Booth in BCIT Physics. His summer research project was in the field of Cold Atoms and Laser spectroscopy, on the Prometheus project, and it found him working closely with the MAKE+ research group.
Crafting Better Dryer Balls
BCIT Mechanical Engineering students teamed up with a local Canadian company, ULAT Dryer Balls, to automate their manufacturing process. They designed and built a prototype machine to make it more efficient and less labour intensive.
Crafting industry innovation — a BCIT consulting success story
In the spring of 2016, three BCIT students completed a term project. They did it so well, they got a $600 prize – and they’re not the only winners. The company they worked with could see revenue increase by a thousand times that amount. The Business Operations Management students worked with Craftsman Collision, a 39-year old company with a brand trusted in both Canada and the United States. More than 500 people work for the collision repair business.
Connecting education with an experiential learning experience
Applied Research at BCIT is not just about discovering innovative solutions that will shape the future of our world. It has also long provided students with a platform to expand their skill sets and challenge them with out-of-the-box projects. “It has been my pleasure to work with Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) as it has offered valuable insight into the interplay between academia and industry. ” added Wallace Yuen, a first year Biotechnology student who was employed part-time at NRG throughout the 2014/2015 academic year.
Biomedical Engineering students win award for ALS device
Students who study Biomedical Engineering at BCIT know that the program is just as much about helping than it is learning. For years, students within the program have conceptualized and created medical devices that have had a significant impact on the lives of people with disabilities. In May 2015, the program garnered some well-deserved recognition for their contributions in the health care industry.
Biotech grads accelerate research for inventive stem cell startup
From Feb to May 2015, the daily routine has been the exact same. Each morning, Mardonn Chua and Darson Du enter the temporary digs of Extem Bioscience Corp. in downtown San Francisco around 8 am. On a good day they are home by midnight. With only 100 days to conduct research – and ultimately create a viable business – the two 23-year-old BCIT Biotech grads are in the lab working against the clock.
Trailblazing Building Science grad continues research work at BCIT
Rosa Lin was the first person to graduate from the Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science program at BCIT. And her work was so highly regarded by the faculty in Building Science, that they didn’t want to let her leave. Instead, after graduation, she was hired as a research analyst for Dr. Maureen Connelly, director, faculty, at the BCIT Centre for Architectural Ecology. Rosa's story of her path to engineering and current research work is inspiring.