Safety foam: ‘It’s like a baguette’
Medina Ramirez’s thesis presentation, "Production of Metal Foams Using Dolomite,” highlighted the safety application of a new metal foam that absorbs impact without shattering — like a baguette, not like a crumbling cracker.
“If I crush my foam, all the energy received from the impact gets trapped and dispersed,” explained Medina Ramirez during her video presentation.
Medina Ramirez is thrilled by her win on the national stage. “It’s super exciting! The other 10 videos were ‘winners of the winners,’ so they were all at a high level. The topics were varied, from an apparatus to help lungs breathe, to research into how people’s social lives are affected by the neighbourhood where they live.”
First place went to Gah-Jone Won of the University of Waterloo for his presentation, “The Development of an Antibody-Drug Conjugate to Specifically Target and Soften the Crystalline Lens.”
More than 3,800 people voted online for this year’s People’s Choice Award. The winner was Brock University’s Carly Cameron for her research on body image at the gym.
Concordia’s impressive track record
If you’d like to captivate next year’s judges — with or without a baguette analogy — Concordia's GradProSkills offers coaching and support for students.