The Faculty of Science is honoured to announce Chemistry instructor Dr. Rick Marta and Vision Scientist Prof. Kristine Dalton as this year’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA) winners for their dedication to hands-on learning and mentorship. Teaching is a core mission at the University of Waterloo and this prestigious award acknowledges the special role Science faculty members play in inspiring the next generation of science and technology professionals.
By Dr. Rick Marta Chemistry Instructor, University of Waterloo
At the University of Waterloo, we are constantly upgrading our undergraduate chemistry labs to keep pace with today’s technology. This isn’t just a matter of honing professional skills. I believe that students genuinely enjoy learning about the science that shapes their everyday lives.
Four new tile designs for the Periodic Table Project were announced this fall as winners of the New Elements Contest organized Chem 13 News magazine, the Waterloo's Chemistry outreach magazine for chemistry educators.
Organized by a committee co-chaired by Professor Josh Neufeld and Canada Research Chair Laura Hug from the Department of Biology, the CSM 2017 conference brought together 450 participants for a four-day gathering aimed at promoting new ideas and advances in microbiology.