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Engineering Professor Creates New Way to Test for Avian Flu

The University of Guelph has developed a new portable tool that will let farmers detect bird flu in a matter of minutes. 

Currently, farmers or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have to take blood samples and send them to a lab for results. The process can take up to two days. 

Engineering Students Won 3rd Place in the Senior Design Category at the CEC Competition

Matt Border, Steven Davis, Evan Fitzpatrick and Kyle Montgomery competed in the Senior Design Category at the CEC Competition held March 5 - 8, 2015 at Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland. The Senior Design Team placed 3rd overall at the competition and were tasked with the design, implementation and presentation of an autonomous ice-fishing device all in a span of 9 hours. Their challenge was to create a prototype that could sense that a fish was attached to the line, reel the fish out of a hole in the ice and move the fish to a safe location.