Conference for Interdisciplinary Engineering and CSBE/SCGAB AGM, Saskatoon, July 7-10, 2013
Working together to develop sustainable solutions
You are invited to the Conference for Interdisciplinary Engineering which will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan July 7-10, 2013. The conference will provide the opportunity to share professional research, experience and insights with colleagues from Canada and beyond. The conference is presented by the CSBE/SCGAB and will be held in conjunction with the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the CSBE/SCGAB.
Paper and poster presentations in the following subject areas will be presented:
● Sustainable engineering solutions ● Bio-processing & food engineering ● Information technologies ● Structures & controlled environments ● Biomedical & bioinstrumentation ● Power & machinery ● Standards ● Soil & water ● Waste management ● Renewable energy & energy management ● Environment ● Industry & academia collaborations ● Teaching and extension innovations
Workshop #1: Sharpening your Technical Communication Skills
Never underestimate the power of a well-written document. Writing is one of the most crucial skills we can learn and the ability to be clear, concise and complete is essential. Whether it is used to exchange ideas, describe a complex concept, report on progress or analyze test results, communication is fundamental in our professional lives. Sharpen your communication skills in this hands-on workshop presented by the Graham Centre for the Study of Communication.
Workshop #2: Modeling Crop & Soil Flow Using Discrete Element Method
Learn the fundamentals of the discrete element method for modeling crop and soil flow in this workshop presented by New Holland Saskatoon and DEM Solutions. Refer to linked brochure for more details.
Workshop #3: Renewable Energy: Solar PV and Solar Thermal Systems
This workshop will present the “state of the technology” of solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, system sizing considerations, economic analysis, and examples, including costs and performance from actual case studies in Alberta. This work shop will be presented by Rob Baron, P. Eng. from the Centre for Sustainable Innovation at Lakeland College, Vermilion Alberta. The College is currently in year 3 of a 5-year applied research project studying multiple integrated renewable energy systems and lessons learned about combined renewable energy systems will be shared.
Workshop #4: Renewable Energy: Biomass
This workshop will feature several presenters giving their experience producing renewable energy from various forms of biomass, including biomass combustion, biogas from feedlot manure, and pyrolysis for biochar and bio oil production.
Technical Tour #1: Irrigation in Saskatchewan
This tour showcases the main irrigation area in Saskatchewan, the heart of which is the Gardiner Dam and Lake Diefenbaker on the South Saskatchewan River near Outlook Saskatchewan. Gardiner Dam is one of the largest earth fill dams in the world, creating a 200 km long reservoir which supplies water for irrigation, industrial, municipal and recreational uses. Half of the people in Saskatchewan derive their water from Lake Diefenbaker. This tour will visit the dam and spillway, the hydro plant, the East side pumping station and travel along the M1 Irrigation canal and other irrigation infrastructure. There will be a tour of the Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Center at Outlook which conducts applied research on irrigated crop production and irrigation technology and there will be visits to local farms that grow crops under irrigation. A boxed lunch will provided and the bus will pick up at the Parktown Hotel and the University.
Technical Tour #2: Pound Maker Feedlot and Ethanol Plant - Western Beef Development Center - Cargill Canola Crushing Plant.
This tour will first visit the Poundmaker AgVentures Feedlot near Lanigan, Saskatchewan. It is a 28,500 head commercial feedlot with a 12.5 million liter/yr ethanol plant on site. The distiller’s grains are fed to the cattle in the feedlot. The next stop will be the Western Beef Development Center near Lanigan. The center, a part of the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) features a pilot scale solid state anaerobic digester used to produce biogas from solid beef cattle manure. The last stop will be the Cargill Canola Crushing Plant near Clavet, Saskatchewan. It is a modern 4,500 tonne per day canola processing facility that produces canola oil and canola meal for the domestic, North American and international markets and is the largest canola crushing plant in North America. A boxed lunch will be provided and the bus will pick up at the University and the Parktown Hotel.
Technical Tour #3: Canadian Light Source (CLS) – CNH Saskatoon Plant – New U of S Dairy Barn
This tour will stop first at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) which is Canada’s national synchrotron research facility. It is a critical research tool in areas of natural sciences, including biology, agriculture and environmental science. The second stop will be to the CNH (Case New Holland) Saskatoon Plant. It is CNH’s manufacturing center of excellence for planting, tillage and seeding equipment and combine headers. It is one of 26 worldwide CNH manufacturing plants and the only Canadian plant of 11 in North America. The final stop will be to the new dairy research and teaching facility just recently constructed at the University of Saskatchewan. It is a “state of the art” dairy barn for 120 head of milking cows that features tie stall, milking parlor and robotic milking systems. A boxed lunch will be provided and the bus will pick up at the University and the Parktown Hotel.
Social activities and Guest tour
April 2nd, 2013 Online registration opening
April 15, 2013 Notification of acceptance
June 7, 2013 Early bird registration ending
June 28, 2013 Paper submission deadline