Our core values in Integrated Science include leadership, participation, and collaboration! ISCI students can participate in ISCInvolved, a new leadership development and science outreach initiative, exclusively for ISCI students. In the fall term, students participate in a one-day leadership symposium that provides training in leadership, communication, and education. In the winter term, student teams complete a science outreach project with a faculty or staff adviser.
Students have positive experiences:
Two Integrated Science students participated in the NSERC 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Conference. While shadowing one of Professor Sylvie Morin’s graduate students, Coral Hillel tested the activity of iron-doped TiO2 through the photo-degradation of a simulated pollutant, methylene blue, using a solar simulator and a filter which blocks UV light. Later on, on her own, she used fluorescence probe molecules to detect OH radical formation during the photocatalytic process. Sahib Madahar assisted in data collection and was in charge of creating his own modifications of several experiments to examine the effects of various cues on size constancy in pictorial space. This study is important as it helps validate previous vision studies that were conducted using screens and pictures and it is also useful in understanding our perception of real-world situations such as teleconferencing and virtual reality.
No one is successful alone and that is true of many of York University Faculty of Science students. Read about first-year, Integrated Science student Pablo Gonzalez, a President’s Ambassador and York Science Scholar Award winner, and his crew (#MyCrewYU) of support that has allowed him to navigate his first year at York U.
“I’ve been gifted a mosaic here at York. Not a mosaic of stones, but rather a mosaic of memories, assembled to create a beautiful image of my experience at university,” says Gonzalez.
Integrated Science students Coral Hillel, Pablo Gonzalez and Sahib Madahar find success as the Faculty of Science’s inaugural York Science Scholars. Read more here.
“Naturally, I began my studies in integrated science where the interdisciplinary approach to learning and teamwork challenged my abilities and helped me refine my interests to biophysics,” says Hillel.