STUDENT SUCCESS
 

NASA Space Challenge Award

 M. Ziad Saghir (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) was invited by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to participate in the Space Poop Challenge. Researchers were challenged to design a device, inside a space suite to collect human waste, that an astronaut would use in case they had to wear the space suite in an emergency for up to six consecutive days. Saghir disseminated news about the challenge to about 190 students in the MEC 516 course and worked with a team of six students to submit a design on December 23. The student researchers were Jennifer Eshoua and Arianna Soave (BEng, Biomedical Engineering), Caleb McNevin and Noor Shehata (BEng, Industrial Engineering) and Cayley Delisle and Christopher Welsford (BEng, Mechanical Engineering). More than 10,000 proposals were received by NASA and Ryerson’s submission was selected as a semi nalist. Saghir was also asked by NASA to participate in the review process of proposals submitted by American scientists.

M. Z. Saghir (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) obtained an Engage grant and has teamed up with industry partner, Ecologix Heating Technologies Inc., for the project titled, “Modelling and Design of heat storage tank using nanofluid and phase change particle.’’

 

M. Z. Saghir (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) obtained an Engage grant and has teamed up with industry partner, McClymont&Rak Engineers Inc for the project titled, “Effective use of Phase Change Material in Bentonite.’’ 

M. Z. Saghir (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) obtained the Dean Pedagogical Innovation Fund for the project titled ' Virtual Laboratory for Mechanical Engineering".

M.Z. Saghir (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) awarded an OCE VIP 1 grant and has teamed up with industry partner , McClymont&Rak Engineers Inc for the project titled, "Effective use of phase Change Material in Concrete Post".