Friday, 22 May 2015

McMaster University Public Lecture on Light Microscopy

Interested in science? Want to learn more about light?
Come to McMaster University's public lecture on light microscopy, which uses light and lenses to magnify an object that can't be seen with the naked eye. Light microscopes work a lot like telescopes, except that objects are small and close to the lens rather than far away.

This free event will explore the early history of light microscopy to the 2014 Nobel prize in chemistry for super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. The lecture also marks the UNESCO International Year of Light.

When: May 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery
Host: Annual Meeting of the Microscopical Society of Canada and McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering

Friday, 1 May 2015

McMaster Engineering Physics High School Internship

The Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster is pleased to offer up to two paid summer internships for high school students completing Grade 10 or 11 in June 2015. Each six-week internship will be supervised by one of McMaster’s Engineering Physics faculty members in the following areas of research:
  • Photovoltaics
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Microelectronics
  • Photonics
  • Application Details
A former White Oaks student, Quentin Simms won this competition in 2013!

Who Can Apply?

Any high school student completing Grade 10 or 11 in June 2015, who is interested in science and technology and in exploring Engineering Physics as an academic discipline for university-level study.


The application deadline is May 31st, 2015; 11:59pm EST.

Scholarship Value

This is an extraordinary training and learning opportunity and the trainees will be compensated $2250 for the 6-week internship.

How to Apply?

The application process involves filling the Summer Internship Application and submitting a two minute video on Vimeo.  In the video, you (the applicant) must:

  • Demonstrate an experiment that explains a physics concept you have learnt in school or encountered in real-life.
  • Choose an experiment that can be safely performed.
  • Verbally explain the physics behind the observations.
  • Explain why you would be a suitable candidate for an Engineering Physics Internship at McMaster.
  • Video Submission and User Engagement
  • Once the video is submitted to Vimeo, the link must be included in the online application form.

The submitted videos will be hosted on the Department of Engineering Physics website and will go through a 2-week public voting period during the first two weeks of June. Your application will be judged based on your ability in engaging the public, so please encourage people in your network to view and vote for the top videos.

Application is available on-line here.