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=Queen's University Engineering Physics Student=
B.Sc Engineering Physics Candidate (2010)
==Current Recent Courses==
*Mech 425 Engineering for Sustainable Development<br />
*Phys 483 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology<br />
I believe interdisciplinary design teams provide an incredible opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in a concrete and meaningful way. If we wish to work towards sustainable development, I believe it is crucial that engineering students learn how to develop integrated designs.
 
====Solar Decathlon 2011====
Carleton and Queen's University have jointly submitted a proposal to compete in the 2011 US Department of Energy's [http://www.solardecathlon.org Solar Decathlon]. I am currently acting as Project Manager for the QSDT as we work with Carleton to secure ourselves a spot in this highly competitive event. Check out our [http://www.qsdt.ca website] for further information.
===Engineering Physics Thesis===
I am currently working Worked with Dr. Geoff Lockwood and Dr. Stephen Harrison to develop a PV array design which could be used in the design and construction of a Solar Decathlon competition home.
===Engineering Physics Project===
Along with four other senior engineering physics students, I am designing designed and building constructed a small scale solar simulator to be used for testing photovoltaic and thermal solar technologies.
===Teaching Assistant: APSC 190 Professional Engineering Skills===
I am very fortunate to work with first year students to help them develop a better sense of the engineering profession and the broader context in which their introductory technical courses will need to be applied. This year I helped develop and present lectures regarding the importance of ''Creativity in Engineering'' and the year before ''Engineering and Social Justice''.
==Interests==
We as a global community are currently facing incredbile incredible challenges, environmental, social, and econcomiceconomic. The solutions we develop to meet these challenges will have profound effects on communities around the world for generations to come. I hope my education will help equip me with the necessary tools to contribute to the development of sustainable solutions to meet these challenges.
Some of the things I have been studying include:
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