Friday, September 20, 2019

Summer scientific seminars

In the beginning of this summer, two more scientific student seminars were successfully held. These seminars are designed for students to present their Bachelor, Master and PhD works in a friendly environment. 

On the 21st of May, UL SPIE members Marta Laņģe and Emīlija Vija Ploriņa talked about topics related to their university studies.
Marta's topic was "Importance of Simulation Based Education in the Learning Process" where she covered how virtual reality and other simulation techniques are used in educating medical personnel, and about their applications in other areas. 

Marta explaining the objectives of augmented reality and virtual reality in the learning process

Emilija's topic was "Principles of Neural Implants" where she explained the history of different types of neural implants and their basic function, and gave an insight into the latest neural implant technology.

Emilija explaining how the anatomy of the retina is related to the design of retinal implants
On the 4th of June, the third seminar was conducted where the University of Latvia Physics bachelor program students presented their bachelor thesis topics.

Viktorija Leimane presented her thesis "Efficiency of Solar Panels in Latvian Climate". The aim of this work was to determine optimal solar panel arrangement for the climatic conditions of Latvia.

Viktorija showing the relation between time of the day and angle of solar light

Roberts Berķis presented his thesis "Whispering gallery mode resonators temperature sensor" which explored the possibility of using WGM resonators as temperature sensors.

Roberts showing his experimental setup
UL SPIE Student Chapter encourages and invites students to talk about topics they are interested in and to share their research at our seminars! We hope to see you soon!


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