Emma Fudge, Junior Field Service Engineer, Irving Shipbuilding
Prepping OERA’s Atlantic Canada energy system model for widespread use when it launches later this year is Emma Fudge’s focus as a tester with the project.
A recent graduate of Dalhousie University’s Mechanical Engineering program, Emma became involved in the modelling project through a Renewable Energy Resources class she took with Dr. Lukas Swan during her final semester. In addition to her work testing the energy system model, Emma is currently working for Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax as a Junior Field Service Engineer.
Because there’s not yet a standardized, optimal way of extracting power from tidal currents, many tidal industry technologies are currently being tested around the world. The Testing of a New Turbine Blade Design and Blade Materials project used Canada’s largest university aquatic research facility – Dalhousie University’s Aquatron – to demonstrate the potential of a new hydrokinetic tidal turbine design.
M.Sc. student, Department of Geology, Saint Mary’s University
Time spent as a child on the beaches of his home province instilled in Chris Sangster a natural curiosity about his surroundings. “My interest in geology began when I was quite young,” he says. “My parents and I spent a lot of time exploring the beaches around Nova Scotia and collecting interesting rocks and sometimes fossils which we would come across.”