Emily Love, 4th year Engineering Physics student, is awarded Best Student Presentation in the particle or nuclear physics category, First Overall Scoring Student Presentation, and Best Oral Presentation at the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) 2021.
The Conference, sponsored by Ryerson University in 2021, was held virtually on November 4 – 7.
Love is currently working on a Co-op placement with Dr. Jason Holt, a research scientist in the Theory Group at TRIUMF.
Emily Love: “I’m proud of the results of my research and very grateful to my team at TRIUMF for helping it get as far as it did; but if anything stood out about my talk it was probably the way I built up the background. My work was quite theory-heavy relative to many other presentations in my category, which initially worried me. However, it forced me to be all the more intentional about framing the problem in a way that would be transparent and interesting to undergrads less familiar with the area. That’s a skill that Eng Phys has given me a great deal of practice in, both explicitly in our technical communication classes and implicitly through the frequent interactions we have with people of broadly varying backgrounds. I had some comments from students who claimed they normally don’t understand theory, but were able to follow and enjoy my talk; those comments were even more rewarding than the award itself.
It was a very spontaneous decision to sign up for the conference – I didn’t think my research was ready at the point they called for abstract submissions, the thought of preparing a talk was daunting, and I certainly didn’t expect anything to come of it besides the experience. But the experience was worthwhile on its own, and I’m now linked into a community of students across Canada who, months after the event, still occasionally discuss research and share opportunities. At the risk of preaching to the choir here, I encourage other Fizzers to jump at chances like this related to your own interests – you can’t know the full benefit of participating until you’ve done it.”
Well done Emily!
TRIUMF article is here.