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Student Awards sponsored by the CSBE/SCGAB Foundation

The Foundation will pay the membership dues for first-time-ever graduate students. An application form (www.bioeng.ca) should be completed by the graduate student and submitted by a faculty member attesting to first-time-ever status. The completed form should be sent to the CSBE/SCGAB Foundation office (CSBE/SCGAB Foundation,2028 Calico Crescent,Orleans,ONK4A 4L7) where payment will be attached.

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship is to recognize academic excellence among student members of the Society. The Scholarship can be awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester (based on a minimum of 12 credit hours and the GPA must qualify the recipient to appear on the Dean’s Honor List). The Department Head or his/her designate will select one scholarship recipient per year per department. The amount of the award varies from year to year but is in the range of $200 to $500.

Student Team Competition Funding Program

Full details described on the web site at www.bioeng.ca.

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation offers funding to eligible student teams that participate in a recognized bioengineering competition. The Foundation thereby encourages students to gain team work experience and to learn by comparing their efforts and ideas with others in addition to provide visibility for engineering. Funding is equivalent to $50 per student member with a maximum of $500 per team, and up to $1000 per academic institution per calendar year for all teams requesting funds. To be eligible, the team must be formed of at least two student members and participate in a bioengineering competition open to more than one academic institution. Team members eligible for funding must be student members of CSBE/SCGAB in good standing, i.e. annual dues are currently paid (otherwise students should provide photocopy of their application form or membership renewal). Examples of eligible student competitions include the CSBE/SCGAB undergraduate design competition and undergraduate paper competition, as long as the project is carried out by at least two students and the team has been selected to participate in the national competition. Other examples include the ASABE K. K. Barnes Paper Award Competition, 1/4 Scale Tractor Competition and Environmental Design Competition (Fountain Wars). Other competitions may be considered as long as they meet the general criteria:  more than one academic institution is involved, bioengineering is the main discipline involved and the project is a student team endeavour. A proof of registration should be included with the request.

To request funding, simply fill out the form in the Perspectives Newsletter Fall 2012 PDF and return to the Foundation at:

CSBE/SCGAB Foundation, 2028 Calico Crescent, Orleans,ON, K4A 4L7

The CSBE-SCGAB Foundation will offer financial assistance to the winners of their annual departmental (biological/bioresource, biosystems, eng. Programs, etc.) Undergraduate Thesis, Undergraduate Design Project, and Graduate Thesis Awards, so that these students may attend the CSBE-SCGAB Annual Meeting and Technical Conference,. The Foundation will pay the fees for base conference registration and admission to the CSBE/SCGAB Awards Banquet for the winner(s) of these awards. In addition, the Foundation will provide $100 per student to a maximum of $400 per academic unit (biological/bioresource, biosystems, eng. Programs, etc.), to be used to defray the costs of travel and accommodation for attending the conference. The students must be members in good standing of the CSBE-SCGAB in order to be eligible for the awards, fee waivers, and travel support. Eligible academic units (biological/bioresource, biosystems, eng. Programs, etc.) are invited to contact the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation by June 15th, of each year, and provide the name, CSBE-SCGAB membership number, and project or thesis title of each winning student.

Student Awards sponsored by the CSBE/SCGAB

Student competitions csbe/scgab undergraduate and graduate student competitions

Two undergraduate student competitions namely (1) design competition and (2) undergraduate paper competition, are organized to promote a high degree of professionalism, encourage development of professional and engineering ingenuity, provide opportunity for interaction between students and professional associates and encourage active undergraduate student participation within CSBE/SCGAB.

Two graduate student competitions namely (1) Masters and Doctoral thesis award competition and (2) graduate student paper competition, are organized to encourage innovation and excellence in Biosystems, Biological and Environmental Engineering and recognize our most promising graduate student members. Brief overview of these competitions is given below. The CSBE/SCGAB Vice-President (Membership) in consultation with the Student Affairs Committee will circulate detailed and specific instructions each year for the competitions. Potential contestants should consult these guidelines before completing their submission packages.

Brief overview of these competitions is given below.

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award:

Eligibility The CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award is to recognize excellence in undergraduate student research in fields represented by the Society. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed an undergraduate level thesis at a Canadian University during the 12-mont period ending April 30th, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $100

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th.

 

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award

Eligibility: The CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award is to recognize excellence in the development of engineering design skills in solving problems related to biological systems. Individual or team projects are eligible. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient(s) must have completed a design project at a CanadianUniversity during the 12-month period ending April 30th, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $100 if the design project is completed by an individual or $50 per person if the design project is completed by a design team

Deadline: The name(s) of the award recipient(s), along with the title of the design project, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th.

 

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc. Category)

Eligibility: The CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc. Category) is to recognize excellence in graduate student research in fields represented by the Society. The award will be presented in odd-numbered years in recognition of M.Sc. theses completed in the two-year period ending April 30th of the odd-numbered year. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed a Master’s thesis at a Canadian University during the 2-year period ending April 30th of an odd-numbered year, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $200

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th .

 

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (Ph.D. Category)

Eligibility: The CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (Ph.D. Category) is to recognize excellence in graduate student research in fields represented by the Society. The award will be presented in even-numbered years in recognition of Ph.D. theses completed in the two-year period ending April 30th of the even-numbered year. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed a Doctoral thesis at a CanadianUniversity during the 2-year period ending April 30th of an even-numbered year, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $200

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th .

The Society reminds members to send award nominations to the Award Committee by JANUARY 31.

Eligibility for the Award

Only CSBE/SCGAB  members in good standing may nominate or co-nominate candidates for the Society's awards. The recipient shall be a member of CSAE/SCGR except for nominees for the Industrial Award. The recipient shall have made noteworthy contributions of achievement as described above in "The Award". SEE AWARDS AVAILABLE.

Instructions for Preparing a Nomination

Please use the nomination form for submitting a nomination. The nominator of the candidate for the Award shall submit a nomination to the Chair of the CSAE/SCGR Awards Committee by January 31. Any signed letters of support can be included with the nomination or emailed to the attention of Chair, Awards Committee by the January 31 due date. Prior notification, to the Chair of the committee, of intent to submit a nomination would be appreciated. An e-mail or FAX when the nomination process is started would suffice.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Attn: Awards Committee Chair
Mail: CSBE/SCGAB,  2028 Calico Crescent, Orleans, ON, K4A 4L7 , Attn: Awards Committee Chair

Published in Notices to Members
Monday, 16 August 2010 09:32

International Award for CSBE Member

SureshSuresh Neethirajan, JSPS Fellow from the National Food Research Institute, Japan and a 2009 Ph.D. graduate from the Biosystems Engineering Department (University of Manitoba) was awarded the Armand BLANC Prize by the World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Quebec City on June 15. The Armand BLANC prize is awarded to young researchers under 30 years of age for presenting excellent technical and scientific papers at a CIGR World Congress.

Suresh Neethirajan was invited by the Commission de l'ethique de la science et de la technologie of the Quebec Government to give a talk entitled "Food Applications of Nanoscale Science - Current Scenario" on June 17 2010.

Congratulation Suresh!

Published in Manitoba Regional News

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