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New research equipment will benefit Fanshawe community: published Mon. September 12, 2011

New research equipment will benefit Fanshawe community: published Mon. September 12, 2011

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Fanshawe College is strengthening its research faculty and its relationships with city industries by purchasing new research equipment with a grant of just over $330,000.

Fanshawe College is strengthening its research faculty and its relationships with city industries by purchasing new research equipment with a grant of just over $330,000.

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NewresearchequipmentwillbenefitFanshawecommunityFanshaweCollegeisstrengtheningitsresearchfacultyanditsrelationshipswithcityindustriesbypurchasingnewresearchequipmentwithagrantofjustover$330,000.ThegrantisgivingFanshawetheopportunitytopurchaseasolarsimulator,a3Dscanner,anelectromagneticcompatibility(EMC)equipmentandacoustical/vibrationmeasuringequipment,givingthecollegeanedgewithresearch.ThecollegewillalsoassistindustriesintheLondonareaintermsofresearch,design,developmentandproducttesting."We'reexcitedaboutreceivingthisgrantasitwillallowustopurchasenewequipmentandgiveusgreatcapacitytosupportcompanies.Manyofthosebusinessesaresmall-andmedium-sizedenterprisesthatcometoFanshaweforassistancewithresearchanddevelopmentandproductvalidation,"saidJenniferCade,Fanshawe'sManagerofIndustryLiaison.SheaddedthattheequipmentsupportsFanshawe'snewCentreofSustainableEnergyandEnvironmentsandwillbeusedforsomeCSEEprojects.CSEEisanappliedresearchcentrethatfocusesonrenewableenergytechnologies,greenmanufacturingandsustainablebuildingsandinfrastructure."OurresearchconsultantsareplayingamonstrousroleinbringingFanshawe'sabilitytoconductandworkwithresearchandarereallybringingituptogreatlevels,"statedCade."Researchusedtobedoneexclusivelybytheuniversities,becausethatwasn'ttheoriginalpurposeofcolleges,"addedLeslieMcIntosh,SeniorProjectDeveloperandEditorofResearchFanshaweMagazine.Aroundadecadeago,provinciallegislationwaschangedtoallowcollegestodoappliedresearchandapplyforfunding."Withappliedresearch,wearetargetedwithfindingthepracticalsolutionsandpracticalresults."Theresearchisnotonlyappliedtothepuresciences,butthesocialsciencesaswell,suchasinnursingandwaystobettermanageahospitaloremergencydepartment."It'sawinallaroundbecauseFanshawebelievesverystronglythatstudentsaretheoneswhodotheresearch.Whenstudentsdoresearch,theygainproblemsolvingskillsandit'sawin-winsituation."WhatthenewequipmentdoesThesolarsimulatormeasurestheefficiencyandelectricaloutputofsolarpanels,replicatessunlightandcanbeadjustedtostimulatedifferentweatherconditionssuchascloudyorsunnydays.Itprovidesincreasedcapacityforprojectsinvolvingdesign,manufactureandintegrationofsolarpanelsandsolarcells.The3Dscannerscansinorganicobjectsusingalaserlightinordertocollectprecisemeasurementsandrendertheobjectsin3D.Itisusedinprototypedesignsandasaqualitycontroltooltoensureprototypesmeetdesignspecifications.TheEMCequipmentwillhelpdevelopprototypesthatwon'tinterferewithothersignalsanddevices,suchaswhenelectromagneticemissionsinterferewithdeviceslikecellphones,emergencycommunicationsandmedicalequipment.Thisequipmentisparticularlyusefultomakersofvehicles,consumerandmedicalelectronics,communicationsdevicesandrelatedproducts.Theacousticandvibrationmeasurementequipmentprovidesthecapacitytoteststructures,suchaswindturbines,forlevelsofbothnoiseandvibration.Itcanbeusedtotestmanydifferenttypesoffreestandingandfixedmachines,sucha

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