Science

UWindsor biologist Barbara Zielinski and team. From left to right: Front row: Gillian Hughes, Dr. Barbara Zielinski, Jenna Jones, Kaela Scott, Dr. Michelle Nevett.  Back row: Tina Suntres, Georgette Nader, Gianfranco Grande, Alexandra Zygowska, Karl BoyesUWindsor biologist Barbara Zielinski and team. From left to right: Front row: Gillian Hughes, Dr. Barbara Zielinski, Jenna Jones, Kaela Scott, Dr. Michelle Nevett. Back row: Tina Suntres, Georgette Nader, Gianfranco Grande, Alexandra Zygowska, Karl Boyes.

Working to eradicate invasive species

A UWindsor biologist and students use pheromone research to outsmart the invasive sea lampre, an eel-like fish in the Great Lakes.

volunteers sitting outsideStudent volunteers helped to host about 140 local elementary pupils for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge, Thursday in the Neal Education Building.

Challenge gets grade schoolers talking about science

Student volunteers helped to host about 140 local elementary pupils for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge, Thursday in the Neal Education Building.

Aman Mendiratta and Sugam DhallaMaster of Applied Computing students Aman Mendiratta and Sugam Dhalla consider a coding challenge during the Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit competition.

Computer science students hack their way to health

Two teams from UWindsor’s School of Computer Science took home prizes at the fourth annual Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit on April 13 and 14.

UWindsor biological sciences PhD student Katrina Switzer is working with 3D-printed yellow toads in the forests of Costa Rica to see how females choose among similarly coloured males.UWindsor biological sciences PhD student Katrina Switzer is working with 3D-printed yellow toads in the forests of Costa Rica to see how females choose among similarly coloured males.

Researchers use 3D printed toads in the wild

When the rains eventually blanket northwest Costa Rica, ushering in the country’s wet season, a booming chorus of yellow toads will fill the tropical forest.

And the moment that rain starts to fall, UWindsor’s Katrina Switzer will race to a pond in Santa Rosa National Park where she’ll match 3D printed “Robotoads” with unsuspecting mates.

“The Neotropical Yellow Toads have a large breeding event that really only happens once a year during the first massive rainfall,” Switzer explained, adding the rain usually starts falling in the middle of the night.

fingerprint being scannedThe University of Windsor will host the fifth annual Trends in Forensic Sciences conference on Friday, April 6.

Conference a showcase for research in forensics

The University of Windsor will host the fifth annual Trends in Forensic Sciences conference on Friday, April 6.

computer chipSchool of Computer Science Demo Day runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the CAW Student Centre Commons.

Demo day to showcase projects by computer science students

School of Computer Science Demo Day runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the CAW Student Centre Commons.