Student and Faculty Involvement
The applied research activities at OCCI have led to huge successes for industry, but also for Olds College faculty and students, who have had a unique opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in their field of expertise. Students are exposed to research these opportunities through student research competitions or through year round employment as student research assistants. Faculty are contracted directly to provide expertise on a project, or play a mentorship role for student researchers.
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"Horizons" is an Olds College community magazine where you can read about the campus and the student faculty involvement with OCCI.
Submit your idea to our annual Applied Research and Design Competition. (FYI - Deadline dates apply, click 'more' below to review all details)
The objective of the Competition is to recognize innovative, applied research and design achievements made by the students of Olds College. The focus is on opportunities to grow, by challenging students to make a difference in their schools, in their communities and by assisting them in developing their long-term goals. Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) hopes to encourage achievement of the highest standards in applied research and design activities across Campus. ( more )
8th ANNUAL RDC STUDENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING CONFERENCE
The Red Deer College Science Department was proud to present the 8th Annual Student Science and Engineering Conference Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th, 2013.
For more information on future opportunities, please contact Dr. Bryan Rowsell at extension 2483 or visit www.rdc.ab.ca/science.
The Centre for Innovation (OCCI) has ongoing opportunities available for students to provide assistance on applied research projects on a temporary part-time basis. The OCCI conducts research in the areas of bioenergy, waste management, microbiology, environmental science, and plant material processing. Hours of work will be scheduled for a minimum of a three hour shifts subject to student schedule availability while attending college or 7.25 hours five days a week during the summer.
There are other employment opportunities at Olds College please visit http://www.oldscollege.ca/employment/
Current OCCI Student Research Assistants
I am currently enrolled in the Land and Water Resources program here at Olds College; a graduate from Didsbury High School. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and with family and friends. I have plans to pursue a career in reclamation, focusing on forest land reclamation.
Hi, I'm Cesar. I am currently in the first year of the Land and Water Resources diploma at Olds College and this is my second summer as a Summer Research Assistant in the OCCI. My background is Biotechnology Engineering and Master in Natural Resources. Having a few experience in molecular biology, microbiology and soil remediation in the CINVESTAV and Chapingo University Mexico. I'm interested in research area to reduce environment impact by pollution and develop alternative technologies to create energy. I'm thankful to be part at OCCI again.
I was born in Calgary, Alberta and lived there during my early years, moving to Prince Albert, SK in 1999. I am currently 24 but on the verge of my quarter century celebration this year. After completing high school in Prince Albert with a French bilingual degree, I worked around town before choosing to further my education. After looking into my passions in life, Landscape design stood out as the perfect field, combining my love for nature and artistic interests. Olds College was decided upon after a roommate of mine brought it to my attention I had family in the area where I could stay while getting comfortable and set up back in Alberta. After a preview day on campus, I was sold. Moving down in 2011, I started my four years of Landscape Management for both the Diploma and Degree programs. Currently I have completed my Diploma and will graduate from that portion of my education in June, moving on to my Degree in September of 2013. After looking for work in my second year, I found OCCI and was excited to join the team and dip my toes in the algae and bio diesel industry. The position has given me not only a place to work and keep my student debts at bay, but also a work environment that provides education and a bounty of new experiences.
I grew up on a small mixed farm east of Olds, attending local schools. In 2008, I moved to Duino, Italy to take the International Baccalaureate at the United World College of the Adriatic. After graduating, I spent a year volunteering with various projects, including World Fisheries Trust’s Gente da Mare in Natal Brazil. Since 2011, I have been pursuing a degree in Biology and Philosophy at the University of North Carolina as a Davis-Gant scholar. I had previous research experience in molecular biology at the National University of Singapore in the summer of 2012. 2013 is actually my fourth summer as an Olds College employee, having previously worked three summers on the grounds crew.