News archive - August 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Waterloo biologist explains the science behind Rio’s green pools

The green water of Rio’s outdoor Olympic pools has baffled athletes, organizers and spectators but not Waterloo Biologist Kirsten Müller. She is fairly certain that algae is the culprit.

Although low chlorine levels, minerals and copper can also cause water to look green, it’s the cloudy appearance of the water that suggests the presence of an algal biomass.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Science student volunteers her way to success

By Andreea Perescu

Samantha Fowler wants you to get excited about science.

This term, she secured her dream co-op position as an Outreach Associate at the University of Waterloo Science Outreach office, coordinating the Waterloo Let’s Talk Science site. Let’s Talk Science is a charitable organization with sites at more than 40 post-secondary institutions.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Velocity Science startups to compete at CNE Innovation Garage pitch competition

Canadian National Exhibition Innovation Garage Poster

Waterloo Biology student and three other Velocity Science entrepreneurs will be heading to the Canadian National Exhibition later this month to compete for $25,000 in the inaugural CNE Innovation Garage pitch competition.

The three day event will take place August 19 to 21 and highlight emerging ideas from 25 of Ontario's most imaginative and inspiring young inventors. 

Velocity Science startups Acorn Cryotech, Arylla Inc., Curiato and Suncayr were named 2016 CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition Finalists.

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