Gillian Harvey is a Professor of Design Studies at the University of Alberta who specializes in visual communication, information, wayfinding and social marketing. In this episode, Gillian Harvey discusses how design is researched, applied and all the ways it used to make your life better and easier.
David Lenfesty and Noel Gore are members of SPEAR, a student team at the University of Alberta that design and build Mars style rovers. In this episode, David and Noel discuss the build of their first rover, TARS, its performance at a rover competition in Drumheller and their team's plans for their next rover build.
SPEAR Website: http://spaceualberta.ca/
SPEAR Vlog Series 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDlzEwEM7iU
SPEAR Vlog Series 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTmVX3USq54
Dave Fortin is a Technical Specialist for the Physics Department at the University of Alberta. In this episode, Dave discusses his role as a builder/maker for physics researchers, skills he's picked up that are relevant to his work and his thoughts on the Maker Movement.
Stefan Damkjar is a Master's student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. In this episode, Stefan talks about his involvement in AlbertaSat, a University Satellite design team and how it led to him designing and building an onboard computer for a nano-satellite, Ex-Alta 1. Stefan also discusses the topic of his Master's thesis, a radiation testing platform that allows multiple components to be tested in a short period of time with a particle accelerator.
EcoCar is a University of Alberta student group that designs and builds hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles. In this episode, Elizabeth Gierl and Carter Trautmann talk about their experience on EcoCar and share some insight on building and racing hydrogen-powered vehicles.