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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Waterloo’s Water Institute to host lecture on the global groundwater crisis

A leading international expert on the state of the world’s freshwater resources, NASA scientist and University of California professor Jay Famiglietti, will deliver “Water and Sustainability: 21st Century realities and the global groundwater crisis” on Thursday, April 28 at 4p.m. at the University of Waterloo’s Davis Centre.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Students compete in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge

More than 220 students in grades 6, 7 and 8 from 20 Waterloo-area schools will unite this week to explore, discover and compete at the Let’s Talk Science Challenge.  The event is hosted at the University of Waterloo by Let’s Talk Science, an award-winning national charitable youth development organization.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Waterloo physicist honoured for early-career achievement

A professor at the University of Waterloo is the recipient of a 2016 Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Herzberg Medal for his outstanding early-career achievements in condensed matter physics.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Waterloo hosts workshop to encourage interest in math among young women

About 40 young women in grades 9 and 10 will come to the University of Waterloo this week to take part in the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing’s annual Think About Math workshop, where they will explore exciting career opportunities available in the field of mathematics.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory.

“We pitted drawing against a number of other known encoding strategies, but drawing always came out on top,” said the study’s lead author, Jeffrey Wammes, PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology. “We believe that the benefit arises because drawing helps to create a more cohesive memory trace that better integrates visual, motor and semantic information.”

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