CPSX Faculty members are involved in four NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Programs:
“Technologies and Techniques for Earth and Space Exploration” is an NSERC CREATE program let by Dr. Gordon Osinski at the University of Western Ontario. Engineers and scientists train and work side-by-side, and unique opportunities for sharing expertise within and among institutions are provided by means of short courses, interdisciplinary co-supervision of students, Liveclassroom software, internships and fieldwork. Our goal is to prepare Canadian trainees to enter the fields of planetary science, robotic engineering, economic geology and instrumentation development by taking advantage of unique resources and expertise found in Canada and around the world.
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Applications for 2013 Undergraduate Fellowships are open!
“Integrating Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics from Earth to Space” (IACPES) is an NSERC CREATE program hosted by York University that seeks to provide opportunities for exceptional graduate students (MSc and PhD), undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows to receive enhanced training amongst a collaborative group of internationally known scientists whose research interests are in atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric physics, from the troposphere to the thermosphere, and beyond to the atmospheres of other planets. CPSX faculty member Dr. Wayne Hocking is a co-investigator on this project. For more information, visit cac.yorku.ca/iacpes.
In 2008, the Canadian Astrobiology Training Program (CATP) launched. This program is led by Dr. Lyle Whyte at McGill University, with CPSX faculty members Gordon Osinski and Neil Banerjee as two of the co-Investigators. The CATP is a transdisciplinary research program incorporating geology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, microbiology and robotics. The goal of this program is to increase Canada’s participation on US and European space exploration missions, and ultimately lead to a Canadian astrobiology mission to Mars. For more information, please visit the CAPT website at http://create-astrobiology.mcgill.ca/index.html.
The NSERC CREATE Training Program in Arctic Atmospheric Science is a six-year project, begun in 2010 and supported by NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program. Our Program takes advantage of the unique capabilities of the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL), which is run by the Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change (CANDAC) and located at Eureka, Nunavut in the High Arctic. The goal of our Training Program is to significantly enhance the educational opportunities available to young researchers interested in polar, atmospheric, and climate sciences, enabling them to build collaborations and networks, and to develop scientific, technical, communications, and organizational skills. More information is available at www.candac.ca/create