Science

With new programs in architecture, data analytics, game development and IT management, Athabasca University's expanding science curriculum can prepare you for careers in the science sectors of today and tomorrow. Read on for news and stories about science at AU, and learn more by visiting the AU Faculty of Science and Technology.

LEGO Robotics camp a resounding success

Science Outreach Athabasca’s most popular summer program powered up for its fifth season last month. Twenty-two kids and youth from around the Athabasca region took part in the annual summer LEGO Robotics camp, held over two days at the town's Regional Multiplex theatre. Athabasca University Faculty of Science and Technology Dean, Dr. Lisa Carter (also the Chair of Science … [Read more...]

Pi-Day: Sine, Sine, Cosine, Sine, 3.14159!

March 14th is π-day (Pi-day) – a day to celebrate the mathematical constant π, which is commonly approximated as 3.14. For some irrational reason, someone, somewhere decided that π was worthy of an annual celebration, and of course, the only rational choice was the 3rd month and 14th day of the year. I get the play on the date, but is π worthy of its own day?  Let’s be clear, π (and … [Read more...]

Supporting sustainable design, virtually

The RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University, is launching its first-of-its-kind technological collaboration to promote energy-efficient building design through its online global partnerships. This innovative, three-part workshop series, powered by the teleconferencing and video-conferencing facilities of Athabasca University, will enable students and faculty from … [Read more...]

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada honors two of AU’s own

  On Friday, June 10, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) presented Honorary Memberships to Lisa Carter, dean of AU's Faculty of Science and Technology, and to Program Administrator Carole Mason. The prestigious awards were presented to the pair at the 2016 RAIC Festival of Architecture by the Ottawa-based, RAIC President Allan Teremura. Held at the … [Read more...]

From the homestead to Human Sciences and beyond

  A lot can happen in a year. With AU Convocation 2016 just a week away, we thought we’d provide a snapshot of one of last year’s graduates, to depict just how far the AU experience can take you. 2015 graduate Kirstin George’s AU journey has certainly led to some interesting adventures and achievements since receiving her parchment a year ago. When she enrolled at AU … [Read more...]

Commercializing research and building industry partnerships

Athabasca University has appointed a new industry liaison officer (ILO) to help increase research funding and develop technological innovation for industry. Kelvin Cole joins AU’s Research Centre, from Kingston, Ont., where he worked in a variety of roles, from lab research to intellectual property and technology transfer. Cole received his M.Sc. from Queen’s University in … [Read more...]

5 Facts about Earth Hour

Earth Hour

As purveyors of a smooth and seamless technological experience, AU understands the importance of computers and advancement in our fully wired lives. This technological advance gives us individual access to all corners of the globe, at any time. It also gives us valuable perspective and insight. We are both small, individually, and large, collectively. Consider your place on … [Read more...]

Environmental research at Athabasca University will help create a new energy future for Alberta

Athabasca University Environmental Studies coordinator Dr. Lorelei Hanson has been named a Fellow of the Energy Futures Lab (EFL). She joins a diverse group of 40 influential leaders in research working across sectors to transition Alberta’s energy system to one that is sustainable and resilient. Her research on critical sustainability, especially that focused on energy and … [Read more...]

Mobile Learning – plugged in across AU

With the exponentially growing popularity of e-learning throughout Canadian post-secondary institutions—from the emergence of multiple technology tools and mobile learning modalities related to education—it’s become clear e-learning isn’t going anywhere. e-learning fits into Athabasca University’s philosophy around the flexibility in education and learning anywhere, anytime. … [Read more...]

Just in Time for ARBRI DAYS: AU appoints a new CAIP Research Chair – introducing Dr. Chris Glover

Athabasca University and the Faculty of Science and Technology and Research Centre has appointed a new Campus Alberta Innovates Program (CAIP) Research Chair in Hydroecology and Environmental Health. Dr. Chris Glover joins Athabasca River Basin Research Institute (ARBRI) and AU alongside fellow CAIP Research Chair, Dr. Junye Wang, as a member of the Faculty of Science and … [Read more...]