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3 things you should know — February edition
Jesse Rogerson, PhD
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Feb 4, 2020
Meet Renée-Claude Goulet, Jesse Rogerson, and Michelle Campbell Mekarski. They are Ingenium’s science advisors, providing expert scientific advice on key subjects relating to our three museums — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. In this colourful monthly blog series, Ingenium’s science advisors offer up three quirky nuggets related to their areas of expertise. For the February edition, our science advisors
Field Notes: Mass Spectrometry at the University of Manitoba
David Pantalony, PhD
Ingenium: Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Oct 8, 2019
With the recent announcement that James Peebles had won the Nobel Prize in Physics, it is timely to revisit the history of the Physics Department at the University of Manitoba. In 2013, I visited the department to learn specifically about their program in mass spectrometry. On a broader level, my research and collecting touched on aspects of Peebles's rich undergraduate experience in the 1950s. It has been over one hundred years since British scientists developed methods to deflect ions (charged
Mammoth artifact finds a new home in the Collections Conservation Centre
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
May 29, 2019
Last week, a Goss printing press moved into Ingenium’s new Collections Conservation Centre in Ottawa. At 32 metric tons — the approximate equivalent of five African elephants — the press is one of the heaviest pieces in Canada’s national science and technology collection.
Water Rangers: Putting water quality testing into the hands of citizen scientists
Canada Science and Technology Museum
May 30, 2018
Kat Kavanagh is the co-founder and executive director of Water Rangers, a citizen science project that brings education and water quality testing to the public. The Ingenium Channel sat down with her — over the phone, as she was away doing water testing at her cottage — to learn about Water Rangers and what it means to be a citizen scientist.
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