First released in Germany in 1995, Settler of Catan (or Die Siedler von Catan) is responsible for launching a board game renaissance in North America. It has sold over 18 million copies world-wide, sparked a number of expansions and spin-offs, and paved the way for a host of other so-called Eurogames. When a product is so successful, it is easy to assume that the design sprang fully formed from the mind of its creator. The truth is much more complicated. Continue reading
Congratulations to Madeleine Driver on defending her MASc thesis!
Driver MG. Finite element analysis of cortical shell contributions to apparent stiffness and the effect of vascular apertures in rat vertebrae under uniaxial compression [Master’s Thesis]. Queen’s University; Kingston, ON: Queen’s University; December 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/1974/25900
Congratulations to Katie Goggins for winning this year’s Dr. Fergal Nolan Radiation Safety Award at the 10th anniversary celebration for the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health(CROSH).
Katie had the opportunity to present some of her PhD research at the combined conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists and Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (ACE-CROSH 2018) that is being held here in Sudbury. She did an amazing job of explaining some very complex mathematical concepts (i.e., multiple correspondence analysis or MCA) in a very clear and understandable way!