STR Anchor Sleeve

This research program involves the invention of a cast-in-place concrete sleeve to enable the accurate placement of anchor rods when mounting structures to concrete foundations. A challenge on most construction sites is trying to install anchor rods within the placement tolerances of the design and not incurring any damage to the rods during construction. The intended product has been designed to alleviate this issue by enabling the alignment of an anchor rod once the structure is in place.

A transformer-based model for credit card fraud detection

Credit card payments are one of the most common transaction methods in our daily life, such as online shopping, e-commerce, and mobile payment. However, with the extensive usage of credit cards, numerous credit card fraud transactions occur every year and cause a huge economic loss. In order to improve the detection performance, this project proposes a transformer-based model to conduct fraud detection. The proposed transformer-based model omits convolutional or recurrent operations and relies solely on attention mechanisms to extract dependencies in the sequence dataset.

The role of social enterprise in supporting rural economic development: A community-led daycare in Norris Point, NL

This project will examine the role of community-led social enterprise to support social and economic innovation in rural Newfoundland. Our case study is the creation of a new daycare within a social enterprise in Norris Point, NL, and the potential for this case study to provide a model for how we can support job creation, economic growth, and post-pandemic resilience in rural areas.

Urban Forestry Project for City of Corner Brook

The proposed research project involves a partnership between the City, Grenfell Campus (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador) and the Atlantic Forest Center (Natural Resource Canada, Corner Brook office) to generate capacity to collect, summarize, and analyze current tree distribution in the City (and boundary areas) using a combination of remote sensing platforms.

Assessment and modelling of salmon streams in western Newfoundland

The approach to assessing Atlantic salmon in Newfoundland is based on patterns of salmon production and habitat that were established for populations in rivers much further south. The physical and biological characteristics of watersheds and rivers in Newfoundland are different from the southern rivers and the bases for conservation decisions are likely inappropriate. Establishing relationships between stream physical and biological characteristics that are unique to Newfoundland is prudent for better management of Newfoundland salmon populations.

Engaging students to maximize the online learning experience

Using simplified language understandable to a layperson, provide a general, one-paragraph description of the proposed research project to be undertaken by the intern(s) as well as the expected benefit to the partner organization. (100-150 words)EDUCO Education Inc. (EDUCO) operates with a mission to revolutionize learning techniques and provide state-of-the-art learning resources for students to push education in the right direction. This research will focus on understanding precisely how students become engaged in an online setting.

Setting of critical-metal bearing ores in the Betts Cove and Tilt Cove volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits, Baie Verte, Newfoundland Appalachians

The green transition requires the sourcing of critical metals like copper, zinc, cobalt, and nickel for use in climate change mitigating technology. This internship will train one Masters-level student to study the geological setting and localization of these metals associated with ancient submarine volcanic rocks in the Tilt Cove and Betts Cove regions of the Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Building Rural Research Capacity through Mobilizing Local Thinking: A Strength-Based Approach to Rural Innovation

Healthcare innovation in Canada is an important priority of health systems. Innovation leads to adaptability of health services, a trait which allows them to maintain fidelity of care in the face of stress. The COVID-19 pandemic was a severe system stressor, which saw a diversity of responses across the Canadian health system.

Model for improving customer satisfaction and determining customer choice for maintenance in the automotive industry

In this fast-growing world, customer satisfaction and service quality are the two important concepts that companies must understand to withstand the market and grow. In today’s competitive environment, delivering high-quality service is the key to sustainable competitive advantage. Our company is proposing a model that will help improve customer satisfaction, which will impact the customer’s choice to choose their service provider. A team of undergraduate students will be responsible for the research conducive to the design and selection of the model framework.

Modeling the Effects of Climate Change and Adaptation on the Catchment Hydrology for the Area of Deer Lake, NL

A major impact of climate change will include an addition of water (precipitation) into the water cycle, thus, determining the possible impacts and risks of climate change are relevant to municipal planning. The intern will model the water cycle in the Deer Lake area based on present day data; the future with climate change projections; and the future with climate change management to reduce risk (climate change adaption). Climate change adaption will be dependent on risk identification in the climate change projection model, and strategic planning by the intern.