Alison Olechowski presented a keynote at the Oak Ridge National Lab’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
Ademir Vrolijk, Pranav Khanolkar, Meagan Flus, and Chuma Asuzu presented at the 24th International Conference on Engineering Design, 24-28 July 2023, in Bordeaux, France, with Ademir and Meagan achieving the reveiwer’s favorite award.
Sharon Ferguson joins Future of Work team at Slack as a doctoral research intern in summer
Alison Olechowski and Roger Carrick received Learning & Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) Seed fund for their work ” Improving Collaborative Learning Approaches in Computer-Aided Design Project-Based Learning”
Lucus Crupi joins Tesla as a battery engineering intern in summer
Ainsley Ross-Howe and Alexander Lyakishev joined Ready Lab as summer undergraduate interns
Liz DaMaren received the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral award
Sharon Ferguson presented her work “Something Borrowed: Exploring the Influence of AI-Generated Explanation Text on the Composition of Human Explanation” at CHI2023 in Hamburg, Germany
Alison Olechowki awarded Early Career Teaching Award for demonstrating exceptional classsroom instruction and teaching methods
Jordan Epp got accepted into the 2023 Frontiers in Design Representation (FinDeR) Summer School at University of Maryland, US
Jordan Epp and Alison Olechowski received the NSERC Alliance Grant (ALLRP) for their research in collaboration with Safran Landing Systems Canada
Ademir Vrolijk had his paper “The Opportunists in Innovation Contests: Understanding Who to Attract and How to Attract Them” accepted to the Research-Technology Management journal
Dr. Olechowski presented at a panel during the Onshape Research Symposiumon Understanding Collaborative Design with Onshape Analytics
Kathy Cheng was awarded a 2022-2023 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Sharon Ferguson, Kathy Cheng, and previous Ready Lab student Lauren Adolphe had their paper “Communication patterns in engineering enterprise social networks: an exploratory analysis using short text topic modelling” published in Design Science
The paper written in collaboration with several members of Ready Lab, led by Sharon Ferguson, “’Why couldn’t we do this more often?’: exploring the feasibility of virtual and distributed work in product design engineering”, was published in Research in Engineering Design
Ademir Vrolijk joined Ready Lab as a post-doc
Meagan Flus and Sharon Ferguson were both awarded NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral program awards, and Liz DaMaren was awarded a NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s program award
Dr. Olechowski and collaborators at RPS Composites receive a MITACS Accelerate grant to support Pranav Khanolkar on the project “A new automated approach for Engineering Design and Manufacturing Specification generation”
Dr. Olechowski was a speaker on the signature event panel “The Future of Human-AI Collaboration for Engineering Design” at the Design Automation Conference track at the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
Ready Lab students Kevin Leonardo, Kathy Cheng and Sharon Ferguson presented their work at the ASME IDETC conference.
Dr. Olechowski and collaborator Dr. Tucker Marion presented work at the ICED’21 conference.
Summer undergraduate researcher Michal Davis won best poster in the Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice category at the 2021 UnERD conference.
Dr. Olechowski and Dr. Zhou of Electrical and Computer Engineering received CARTE Seed Funding for a collaborative two-year project: “Analysis of Computer-Aided Design Data: Applying Software Development Principles to Physical Product Design”