Space Down to Earth
Elizabeth Cannon, University of Calgary
There are currently millions of users of the satellite-based
Global Positioning System (GPS) and the global market for
GPS devices is expected to exceed $30 billion by 2005. To
help capture more of these opportunities for Canada, the federal
government has just launched a new Network of Centres of Excellence
Dr. Elizabeth Cannon will tell us how GPS works and how it
is revolutionizing a wide range of human activities from farming
and forestry to aircraft and ship navigation.
Elizabeth Cannon is recognized worldwide for her GPS research
and technology transfer activities. This year she was picked
as one of the Financial Post's "Top 40 Under 40."
In 1995, she earned the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers'
Young Engineer Achievement Award Elizabeth also holds the
NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering
DATE: Thursday, November 5, 1998 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am