UBC STAR helps five undergraduate students build a cloud chamber to detect cosmic rays.
Atmospheric cloud chamber
Biathlon target testing
Testing took place at the UBC STAR Impact Research Facility (SIRF) to improve the calibration of sport target shooting and increase scoring accuracy in biathlon competitions.
Equipment testing was done as part of a cross-campus partnership between UBC Okanagan School of Engineering Capstone students and Okanagan College.
Scanning bones and body parts
Giant wooden skeleton
UBC STAR helped artist Sara Spencer construct a 13-foot curved lightbox for her visual art installation (‘Anticipation’) using a computer numerical control (CNC) router.
Invisible Strings Art Project
UBC STAR helped a student artist precision cut cedar panels for an ‘Invisible Strings’ art project displayed at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art (Rotary Centre for the Arts).
UBCO Aerospace Club Connections
UBC STAR helped the UBCO Aerospace Club develop partnerships with local technology firms, in addition to providing project and sponsorship support to one of its student groups.
Custom sandstone projectiles
UBC STAR supported the University of Alberta in the testing of 3D printed custom sandstone projectiles simulating ground debris from buried improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to help develop safer standards for personal protective equipment.
Metal oxide sensors
UBC STAR supported Dr. Mina Hoorfar’s Advanced Thermo-Fluidic Laboratory (ATFL) with rapid prototyping to enhance the selectivity and sensitivity of metal oxide sensors to enhance health safety and security in multiple detection applications.