Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Broad spectrum of student projects at Sask Polytech Applied Research Student Showcase

Student Showcase displayed over 30 student applied research projects


May 23, 2018 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Applied Research Student Showcase shared over 30 projects focused on solving real-world problems.

“One of the main differences between Sask Polytech and other post-secondary institutions in the province is our strength in applied research,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “Applied Research is where ideas intersect with reality. Congratulations to all the students in this year’s showcase on a job well done.” 

Sask Polytech students are encouraged and supported by faculty to partner with business, industry and the community on applied research projects that provide real world solutions to today's challenges. When business and industry partners work with students they get to keep the research findings. Participating in applied research gives students hands-on experience to transition seamlessly into their chosen career and positions them as an employee of choice in today's competitive job market.

“The Applied Research Student Showcase demonstrates the diverse types of applied research our students undertake,” says Dr. Susan Blum, associate vice-president, Applied Research and Innovation. “All students participating today have previously received a $1,000 scholarship to assist with their research to date. Congratulations to this year’s winners, we cannot wait to see what you accomplish in the future!” 

2018 Applied Research Student Showcase Winners

First ($700) and Industry Choice ($300): Student: John Kenneth Santos
Program: Geographic Information Science for Resource Management certificate
Project: Three-dimensional visualization modelling of the subsurface geology of Al Khadar, Saudi Arabia using geophysical well log data in ArcGIS
Second ($500): Student: Benjamin Swerhone
Program: Mining Engineering Technology diploma
Project: Determining influential factors of cavity stability for jet boring mining operations at Cigar Lake Mine

Third ($300): Student: Courtney Koroluk
Program: Bioscience Technology diploma
Project: A comparison of recombinant laccase enzymes from different microorganisms

Student Showcase

student showcase

Student Showcase

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 28,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.

All student projects are listed below:

Table Project Title Student(s)
1 Vibrational Study of North America’s Largest 3D Printer Kelly Broad & Zoltan Nagy
2 Design Project Bourgault Neil Foster
3 Techniques for Filming Lake Sturgeon in the North Saskatchewan and Adjoining Waters Samuel Bill
4 Kreel Survey of Lake Sturgeon in the North Saskatchewan River Jordan Hippert
5 Managing Infrastructure Asset Inventory Courtney Aschenbrenner
6 Development of Identification Keys for Beer Spoilage Bacteria Lori Tedford
7 Stress & Coping Mechanisms Darby Janz
8 A Continuing Education Needs Assessment Survey of Rural and Remote Sask Registered Nurses Macarena Castro Munoz
9 Climate Assisted Refrigeration System

Kyron Hoimyr &

Dylan Markwart
10 Three-Dimensional Visualization Modelling of the Subsurface Geology of Al Khadar, Saudi Arabia Using Geophysical Well Log Data in ArcGIS John Kenneth Santos
11 Threat Potential of the Invasive  Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens Glandulifera); A Collaborative Research Project of Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the City of Prince Albert , Saskatchewan

Jeremy Toon, Cole Tomlinson &

Daryl Gareau
12 GIS Applications in Wildfire Management:  Automated Burn Severity Kaitlin Rennie
13 Perspectives in Nursing Education of Professional Presence on Social Media Nicole Cotterill
14 Meewasin Valley Trail Mapping Kevin Benmerrouche
15 A Comparison of Recombinant Laccase Enzymes from Different Microorganisms Courtney Koroluk
16 Migratory Birds Ashtin Bourgonje & Landen Farber
17 Determination of Beer Flavour Profile Holly Rempel
18 Identification of Fungi Using PCR and DNA Sequencing Justin Lukan
19 Engineering of E. Coli Genome Using CRISPR/Cas9 James Matheson
20 Security System for Remote Server Aaron Yaskowich
21 GPS Based Smart Parking System Yash Solanki
22 RFID Inventory System with Server Maintenance Neil Leskun
23 Tracked Surveillance Robot David Monteith
24 3D Printed Circuits and Articulating Joints Marcus Dionne
25 Shear Strength Analysis of Hollow Core Rock Bolts Dustin Crosson
26 Determining Influential Factors of Cavity Stability for Jet Boring Mining Operations at Cigar Lake Mine Benjamin Swerhone
27 Diamond Mine Design Samuel Penner
28 Self-Transforming Autonomous Robot Jeremie Le Nouail
29 Expand Upon the 2017 Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens Glandulifera) Control Project to Include the Remaining Regions and Storm Sewer Outlets Dawson Paynter
30 LiDAR Data Import and Conversion

Dhruval Patel &

Priyank Patel
31 Road Attribution Collection for Civic Addressing (Sask 911) Dhruval Patel