Spring 2022 SNOLAB Student Talk Competition

April 27, 2022 — Events

Last week nine students wrapping up their winter work term with SNOLAB participated in the Student Talk Competition, where they presented on topics ranging from, calibrating experiment systems and working on particle counters to investigating new radon-trapping technology.  

The SNOLAB Student Talk competition is not only an opportunity for students to share what they worked on and what they learned during their work terms but also to practice presentation skills and gain experience sharing their science with peers and colleagues.  

All students made valuable contributions to the lab and to the collaborations they were working with over the past several months. Said Dr. Erica Caden, SNOLAB Research Scientist and one of the talk competition judges, “It’s great to see the students present their research! After spending so much time working remotely, it was great to see the photos of their work underground at SNOLAB.”  

A special congratulations to the winners of this term’s competition who stood out for their clear, well-delivered talks and excellent responses to audience questions. 

First place: Madeleine Berubé, 2nd year, Physics & Astronomy, University of Waterloo 

Second place: Juliette Deloye, recent graduate, Medical Physics, Laurentian University 

Third place: Matthew Charbonneau, 2nd year, Physics & Astronomy, University of Waterloo 

Thank you and congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Student Talk Competition! We wish you all the best with the next steps in your education and hope to see some of you back here in another term or perhaps another stage in your careers.