Don Cowan, distinguished professor emeritus, Cheriton School of Computer Science, received a CANARIE Award to further develop a software platform Cowan created with his research team called iEnvironment++. The platform supports environmental science and engineering research on surface water by providing researchers with the ability to access and share environmental data and best practices.
With support from Southern Ontario Water Consortium, Waterloo researchers and local data mining company Pattern Discovery Technologies have partnered to develop a novel water hydrant monitoring system.
The study, recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, found that selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRI medication) can delay the development and growth of amyloid-beta proteins, which can clump together and form a plaque, contributing to disease symptoms.
The recipients of Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) are among more than 100 researchers at Waterloo who are receiving funding through Discovery Grants, Research Tools and Instruments grants, and Postgraduate and Postdoctoral fellowships.