University launches Digital Sciences Initiative

first_imgUniversity launches Digital Sciences Initiative The Initiative will focus on four key research missions: digital health imaging, digital agriculture, data-centric engineering and defence. The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering today launched the Digital Sciences Initiative – a world-class program aimed at embedding and enhancing 21st century digital skills within research and across undergraduate degrees.The initiative has also been established to break down barriers between faculties and disciplines by establishing multidisciplinary research areas that will solve some of the world’s greatest challenges in health, agriculture, advanced manufacturing and defence.It will address these challenges both on a local and global basis by collaborating with industry and government, playing a leading role in Sydney’s technical precinct, Tech Central, as well as greater Sydney, including the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.In response to the huge advancements already being achieved through the digitisation of these industries, the Digital Sciences Initiative will integrate advanced data science and computing skills into research and undergraduate programs across all seven schools within the Faculty of Engineering.It will also fast-track research and development within four key research missions that will enhance collaboration of researchers across faculties: digital health imaging; digital agriculture; defence; and data-centric engineering, in response to increased global industry demand for R&D in these areas.Designed in consultation with researchers and industry, the digitally focused curriculum has also been created in response to a rapidly changing workforce and world. Globally, engineering roles are increasingly demanding advanced digital skills across almost every industry, from aviation to biomedical engineering.Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor Willy Zwaenepoel said: “The Initiative is a unique opportunity for our University to seize an internationally leading position in digital sciences and engineering and align itself with industry and government initiatives in the four key research areas.“Through our Faculty’s fostering of cross-faculty collaboration, we aim to be to be a driving force in fundamental digital science and technology research and education, with digital skills at the core of all our research and teaching undertakings now and into the future to the benefit of our graduates and industry stakeholders. Just as the ability to read and write is a foundational skill for almost every discipline, digital knowledge has become an elemental skill within almost any engineer’s répertoire.Professor Willy Zwaenepoel, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Launch of the Digital Sciences Institute click to show image click to show image click to show image click to show image click to show image click to show image next slide previous slide “Our key research missions will encompass researchers from disciplines across the University, to better respond to global challenges, such as using digital agriculture to increase food security, to using AI and machine learning in health to take pressure off overburdened health resources.”Professor Zwaenepoel said the undergraduate curriculum has been designed to enable students to enter the workforce “job ready” and with an agile skillset placing them at the forefront of engineering innovation. He said: “Just as the ability to read and write is a foundational skill for almost every discipline, digital knowledge has become an elemental skill within almost any engineer’s répertoire.”“Rapid advancements in computational tools and the utilisation of rich data in engineering practice mean skills in data science and computation are being increasingly demanded across almost every engineering industry, from civil to aerospace engineering,” he said.University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Stephen Garton, said the curriculum’s digital focus and the Initiative’s focus on collaborations between disciplines across the university would better equip researchers and graduates to design a better future.“Our new digital curriculum for undergraduate engineering students will ensure our students are ready to respond to the world’s future challenges when they graduate,” said Professor Garton. /University Release. 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Calling for Equity and Excellence Award nominations

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 1, 2019 Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to making excellence inclusive at CU Boulder? Nominate them for an Equity and Excellence Award!Equity and Excellence Awards recognize CU Boulder students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of making excellence inclusive in teaching, leadership, program management, committee participation, inclusion or community engagement. Nominations are due March 11.  Submit a nomination.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsNominationsCampus Communitylast_img read more

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Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre conducts health screening camps in Mumbai

first_imgJaslok Hospital & Research Centre conducts health screening camps in Mumbai Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” News Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share By EH News Bureau on November 6, 2017 center_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Ties up with state State Charity Commissioner Shivkumar DigeJaslok Hospital & Research Centre with State Charity Commissioner Shivkumar Dige, recently organised a free general health screening to educate the underprivileged about the health benefits and schemes available at trust run hospitals across Mumbai. Three mobile ambulances were used for the general screening which took place at the Worli Milk Dairy Development office, Tardeo Tulsiwadi post office and covered up till Worli slum area.The screening helped in early detection of health problems for many who were given the immediate medical attention they needed. More than 255 people were motivated to take various tests made available by Jaslok hospital. Benefits of free first aid facility were given to the individuals and medicines like antibiotics were prescribed to the patients. Doctors along with a team of nurses provided the consultation to the underprivileged. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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Stetson Law captures Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition crown

first_imgStetson Law captures Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition crown The Stetson University College of Law won the Trial Lawyers Section’s Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition for the 25th time in 38 years.Team members Alicia Roddenberg, Samantha Simmons, Lauren Cleveland, and Tyler Hillier kept the winning streak alive after participating in the three-day competition, which was held virtually this year. Roddenberg was named Best Advocate.“Our folks were fantastic,” exclaimed David A. Demers, one of the team’s three coaches. “It is no exaggeration that as individuals and as a group, they are among the most special people we have had the opportunity to coach.”Susan Demers and Donald Anderson III also coached the teams. A second Stetson team of Magner Tiuso, Hillary Hazeltine, Bryan Lawlor, and Jasmine Mattear made it to the quarter final round of the competition.The Trial Lawyers Section annually conducts the Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition for teams from Florida’s accredited law schools. Each school is invited to send two teams to the competition. About 100 attorneys from across the state logged on to serve as jurors throughout the week. Seven members of the section’s executive council served as jurors for the final round. Feb 01, 2021 News in Photoslast_img read more

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Bob Weir & RatDog Join Widespread Panic At Aspen Harmony Festival, On This Day In 1999 [Audio]

first_imgAugust 8th marks the 21st anniversary of Widespread Panic’s performance at the Aspen Harmony Festival, where the band shared a bill with Bob Weir‘s RatDog. Considering the jam synergy between both groups, it’s no surprise that Weir and members of Ratdog joined forces with Panic during the 1999 festival.The sit-in came in the middle of Panic’s second set when Weir along with RatDog drummer Jay Lane and bassist Rob Wasserman sat in for both “Me And The Devil Blues” and “Pusherman”. Weir then left the stage, but Lane and Wasserman remained for a big jam segment that riffed heavily on the Grateful Dead‘s “The Other One”. Finally, Wasserman left, leaving Lane to rock a “Drums” segment with Panic’s Sunny Ortiz and Todd Nance.Fortunately, thanks to PanicStream, fans can relive the 1999 sit-in via the audio player below.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Aspen Harmony Festival | Aspen, CO | 8/8/99Set 1: Love Tractor > Dyin’ Man, Hatfield > The Waker, Big Wooly Mammoth, Machine > Barstools and Dreamers, All Time LowSet 2: Ain’t Life Grand > Chilly Water, Me And The Devil Blues*, Pusherman*, Jam** > Drums*** > Vacation > Tie Your Shoes > Climb To SafetyEncore 1: Pigeons > One Arm SteveEncore 2: Red Hot Mama* with Bob Weir on guitar, Jay Lane on percussion, Rob Wasserman on bass** with Jay Lane on percussion, Rob Wasserman on bass*** with Jay Lane on percussion[‘The Other One’ jam after ‘Pusherman’; Ratdog also appeared][Photo taken from Bonnaroo 2005, setlist via Everyday Companion][Originally published 8/8/17]last_img read more

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