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Geology students grab $10,000 prize in global competition
Posted on 2017-11-07 in Students & Campus Life
Department of Geological Sciences graduate students (left to right) Ty Magee, Todd LeBlanc, Colton Vessey and Matthew Nadeau. (Submitted photo)
A team of students from the Department of Geological Sciences brought home a $10,000 prize from an international competition in October.
Ty Magee, Colton Vessey, Todd LeBlanc and Matthew Nadeau won second prize in the apprentice category of the Frank Arnott Award, a global challenge in the field of exploration geology.
The four Master of Science students—three of whom were undergraduates when they entered the challenge—competed against other student teams in a data analysis project. Entrants were asked to demonstrate innovation in visualizing and integrating a set of data provided for the competition.
Along with the other award finalists, the U of S team was invited to present its case study before a crowd of geoscientists at the Exploration 17 conference in Toronto on Oct. 24.
The Saskatoon students worked on a dataset drawn from the Yukon Plateau. They created new tools, models and maps that could help identify areas with strong potential for mineral exploration in the region.
“The competition was an amazing experience as it pushed our team and forced us to collaborate with multiple disciplines, think outside the box and understand the challenges faced by current exploration geoscientists,” said Magee.
College Winter Events Guide launches
Posted on 2018-01-10
Free copies of the guide are available across campus and the community
International Mathematical Contest in Modelling
Posted on 2017-12-19
Students interested in mathematical modelling are invited to participate in this international contest.
2018 Arts & Science Book Club: The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
Posted on 2017-12-04
Award-winning author Thomas King will visit on Jan. 29 as 2018 Arts & Science Book Club author
Studying abroad in Iceland
Posted on 2017-11-03
Makenzie Correa ventured to Iceland and took Creative Leadership in the 21st Century at Bifröst University