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Saint Mary's First-Ever Mobile App Contest Winners Announced
After a grueling period of coding, designing, and brainstorming, both team finalists of Saint Mary's Mobile App Contest recently presented their mobile application prototypes for final judging.
After careful deliberation, Team SMMAPPS was declared the winner of Phase Two and awarded the Grand Prize: iPad minis and one-course tuition waivers.
Team SMMAPPS (featured left to right, above)Mark Slaunwhite, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, & Computing ScienceDawson Reid, Computer Science & MathematicsDaniel F. Lockhart, Computer Science & EngineeringMoontasir Abeer, Computing Science & MathematicsGlavin Wiechert, Computer Science & Mathematics
Competition in the development phase of the contest was tough, and both teams presented stellar mobile app designs and concepts. The judging panel would like to thank both teams for their hard work and ingenuity.
Geologist Dr. Jacob Hanley named GAC's HS Robinson Lecturer
Geology professor Dr. Jacob Hanley has been selected as the 2013-2014 Howard Street Robinson Medal Lecturer by the Geological Assocation of Canada (GAC).
This medal enables a respected and well-spoken geoscientist to further the scientific study of Precambrian geology and/or metal mining through a series of lectures across Canada.
Friday, June 7
Ph.D. in Astronomy Thesis Defense - Michael Gruberbauer
Wednesday, June 12
M.Sc. in Applied Science Thesis Defense - Shanin Sowlati Hashjin
"Computational Investigation of Some Molecular Properties, their Perturbation by External Electric Fields, and their use in Quantitative Structure-to-Activity Relationship"
Friday, June 14
M.Sc. in Applied Science Thesis Defense - Ashley Shelton
"The Accuracy of Water Quality Monitoring Data: A Comparioson Between Citizen Scientists and Professionals"Sobey 2609:30 a.m.
M.Sc. in Applied Science Thesis Defense - Caitlin Porter
"Classification of Dwarf Heath Plant Communities on the Coastal Barrens of Nova Scotia"Sobey 2601:30 p.m.
Monday, July 22 to Thursday, July 25
August 9 to 18