26 - 28 February 2019
Forêt Montmorency (Québec), Canada
Under the initiative of the CREATE-SMAART and Sentinel North programs at Université Laval, this bootcamp offers students a unique opportunity to interact with top level scientists as part of a transdisciplinary and highly technological training program aimed to develop and deploy an optical device in northern conditions.
Taking place at the Forêt Montmorency (the largest teaching and research forest in the world), the bootcamp will provide participants with an integrative and practical experience in the fields of engineering and optics.
The agenda consists of fruitful discussions, theoretical training and practical workshops, including the development of a light detection tool, the “Flat Light” detector.
Top level scientists, collaborators and speakers will join the participants, allowing them to explore new avenues in their research projects. The bootcamp will also allow the development of cross-curricular skills such as networking and scientific collaboration, communication and planning in a transdisciplinary research context.
In addition, on the day before the bootcamp, on February 25th, 2019, the CREATE-SMAART program will hold its First Annual Retreat to which all participants are welcome to join. More information about this activity is provided below.
Up to 20 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of optics and engineering will be recruited.
Applications are accepted until February 15th, 2019
On the theme "Designing cool devices", the bootcamp will promote a lively, versatile and dynamic approach that includes theoretical training followed by practical workshops supervised by experts from various specialties.
- Light scattering (theoretical training and practical workshop)
- Image sensor (theoretical training and practical workshop)
- Conference: Course of the development of an instrument
- Image analysis (theoretical training and practical workshop)
- Power analysis (theoretical training and practical workshop)
- Deployment of the Flat Light detector in the field
At the end of the training activity, participants will be asked to write a report on the activities performed throughout the bootcamp.
Please note that English will be the working language of the Bootcamp.