On November 13th, 2019, eleven teams competed for the Jack Rosen memorial pitch competition. Jack Rosen was an entrepreneur and recycling pioneer. In his honor,the Rosen family contributes to the growth of Entrepreneurship in the faculty of environment for the competition to find solutions to mitigate environmental problems.
Congratulations to all of the incredible Faculty of Environment students who will be completing their studies and joining the alumni community in 2019. The Faculty of Environment Grad Send-Off is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to raise a glass and celebrate the success and achievements of the graduating class prior to the Spring convocation on June 11th.
Each year, the Faculty of Environment Awards Banquet brings together student scholarship recipients with the generous donors who have contributed to their success. It is an important opportunity for donors to see the impact of their generosity and for students to meet and thank their benefactors.
To all of the participants at the event and to every Faculty of Environment donor, past, present and future, thank you for investing in our students and for being such a meaningful part of our community.
Team Salinity, a group of students and recent graduates from the Faculty of Environment, developed SongSAT as a tool to express the beauty of satellite imagery through sound. Beyond the remarkable audio experience of the music that this creates, the software provides an opportunity for the beauty of satellite imagery to communicate to an audience with visual impairments, providing them with an opportunity to appreciate the wonders of the world from above.
The team produced an algorithm that converts four distinct geographical areas (grassland, forest, coastal/water, and mountainous areas) into songs with distinct musical patterns. These patterns are converted into playable sheet music, which is then brought into MuseScore notation software that can play the music back.