MEMS Manufacturer Micralyne Present Award at Alberta Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Research Symposium

Micralyne Inc. was pleased to be on hand at the 2008 iCORE Alberta Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Research Symposium. Micralyne had the pleasure of presenting the Oral Communication Award at the graduate research symposium.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Students' Association (ECEGSA) hosted the event on Friday, May 9, 2008, in the ETLC Solarium at the University of Alberta. This event built on the success of the 2007 symposium, where approximately 150 participants gathered to present research work and interact with industry.

John Crabtree, R&D Director at Micralyne, presented the award to Mahmood R. Minhas from the University of British Columbia. The award was judged by a panel of three and based on the criteria of; non-verbal skills, vocal skills, content and technical aspects. John stated, "The symposium's talks were a fine display of the high calibre research underway at the U. of A. Micralyne was privileged to be part of the awards process and looks forward to continuing its support of the University of Alberta."

Micralyne develops and manufactures MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems)-based products. MEMS technology enables industrial components to be significantly smaller, faster and less expensive. Micralyne's micron-scale solutions (1 mm = 1000 microns) are found in optical switching technology, lab-on-a-chip medical devices, and commercial press equipment.

ECEGSA was established in 2005 and has a current membership of over 300 students, making it the second largest organized graduate student body at the University of Alberta. Its objectives are to provide democratically elected graduate student representation on various committees within the University community and to facilitate a dialogue with the ECE Department faculty and administration.

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