Professor Hanan Anis receives this award for her contributions and initiatives to educational outreach and innovative research.
NSERC Chair Hanan Anis will be recognized for her contribution to education at the 2017 Partners In Research National Awards in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 9. Dr. Hanan Anis will be receiving the PIR Engineering Ambassador Award.
The Partners in Research National Awards honour excellence in Canadian research and commit to promoting the benefit of research through public outreach.
Dr. Anis is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, she is also the NSERC Chair in Entrepreneurial Engineering Design, and Faculty Coordinator in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Dr. Anis founded and directs the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED) that allows students and community members to access prototyping facilities such as the Richard L’Abbé Makerspace, an invent-build-play space and the Brunsfield Center which offers equipment and training to build complex prototypes. These spaces were the inspiration for other projects, such as the Makermobile, a mobile Makerspace that over its first fourteen months enticed 19,200 youth to participate.
Her impact in Canada doesn’t stop, as she continues to develop new initiatives, such as the uOttawa Women’s Start-up Network for women in technology and engineering, providing mentoring and support for women-led start-ups.
Partners In Research has a mandate to educate the public about the importance and significance of research within the biomedical and natural sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics domains. Learn more about PIR