Where Are They Now?

ASTech Awards are given to Albertans who help inspire the next generation of innovation, so it comes as no surprise that many go on to even great accomplishments.

Airdar Technology Inc.

Airdar Inc., 2009 Outstanding Achievement In Applied Technology And Innovation, sponsored by SAIT Polytechnic – Recipient

Airdar Technology Inc. tracks the location, size and timing of emission sources. The technology, developed by company president Dennis Prince, measures air quality to track emissions back to their source and shows how air quality varies over time.  (more…)

Dr. Breanne Everett

Everett, Dr. Breanne, 2012 Leaders Of Tomorrow Sponsored By Alberta Enterprise And Advanced Education – Winner

Orpyx Medical Technologies, 2013 Outstanding Science And Technology Start-Up Award Sponsored By NAIT – Winner

 Dr. Everett has continued to dedicate herself to improving the lives of diabetics. (more…)

Dr. Chris Goodall

El-Sheimy, Dr. Naser , 2011 Outstanding Leadership In Alberta Technology – Winner

Goodall, Dr. Chris , 2009 Leaders Of Tomorrow – Finalist

Dr. Chris Goodall was nominated for his work creating technology to improve the accuracy of GPS service while in places where GPS does not work, such as forested areas and indoors. (more…)

Dr. Mary Anne Moser

Moser, Dr. Mary Anne , 2011 Excellence In Science And Technology Public Awareness – Winner

Dr. Mary Anne Moser was recognized for her work on multiple projects related to raising the visibility of science and technology innovation in Alberta. One of her major contributions was the annual two-week Science Communication program at the Banff Centre. She was, and still is, the director of this program which has seen over 150 professionals take part. She was also the director of communications for the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering and has edited two books about science and technology; the first, Immersed in Technology: Art and Virtual Environments was released in 1993, and the second, Science, She Loves Me came out in 2011. (more…)

Dr. Shawna Pandya

Ms. Shawna Pandya, 2009 Leaders Of Tomorrow – Finalist

2009 Leaders of Tomorrow Finalist

Hang out in zero gravity? Work at NASA? Finish scientist-astronaut candidate training? Perform brain surgery? Pilot a plane? Check, check and check. When we met Shawna in 2009, she had taken a break from medical school to attend the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University on full scholarship. (more…)

Marin Schultz

Marin Schultz

2014/2015 Next Gen Innovator

Scientists and inventors are often viewed as people who are working towards the betterment of mankind, and Marin Schultz is a shining example of this caring spirit. Schultz’s work in the development of 3D printed prosthetic arms has opened up a whole world of possibilities for disabled citizens, as these prosthetic arms are being purposed to actively adapt to holding different objects through breath control and head tilt systems. Schultz’s prosthetic arms are on the fast track to being market-ready and he hopes that they will be a new step in the progress of worldwide prosthetic development. (more…)

SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies Inc., 1992 NRC/ASTech Industrial Research (South) – Recipient

SMART Technologies Inc., 1997 Commercial Achievement In Alberta S & T (< $25M) – Recipient

SMART Technologies Inc., 2002 Commercial Achievement In Alberta S & T (> $25M) – Recipient

SMART Technologies ULC, 2009 Outstanding Achievement In Information And Communications Technology Innovation – Recipient

SMART Technologies was founded in Calgary in 1987 as a distributor for a US based projector company. The revenue SMART earned as a distributor was used to develop SMART’s flagship product, the SMART Board. Introduced in 1991, the SMART Board is an interactive white board which can now be found in classrooms worldwide. (more…)

Dr. Garnette Sutherland

Sutherland, Dr. Garnette, 2007 Alberta Technology – Recipient

After working with a talented team to build the world’s first ceiling mounted movable high-field magnet known as the intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) system, Dr. Sutherland collaborated with Macdonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) to move onto his next ambitious project, an image-guided neurosurgical robot called neuroArm. (more…)

Wedge Networks

Wedge Networks, 2010 Outstanding Achievement In Information And Communications Technology Innovation – Honouree

To say the Internet of Things (IoT) is a diverse category of technology is an understatement. The list of IoT devices includes anything that can be connected to the cloud and, in 2015, this includes refrigerators, ovens, light switches, phones, cars and other devices that might have the word “smart” attached to it. The list is endless. (more…)