Example of an Applied Research Project
Emilio is a business student. In his final year, he and three other classmates worked with a local pizza company to determine which food delivery app would be the most profitable for the restaurant. Emilio and his classmates did a scan of the marketplace, determined which apps were the most downloaded in the area, and the percentage of profit each app took. They made a final presentation to the pizzeria owner with their recommendation.
Benefits to Employers
- Can target larger, long terms problems that are important but not urgent
- Get detailed, well-thought out solutions to a problem
- Low cost and low time required for supervision
- Typically conducted remotely
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Benefits to Students
- Apply classroom skills in a team setting
- Builds unique and industry-focused resume
- Build connections within the industry
- Low time commitment, and typically done remotely
A student applied-research project, completed by 4 graduates of SAIT’s Software Developer program, won the research poster award at the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency’s inaugural Traceability Symposium. They worked with Sherry Yang, a software developer with SAIT’s Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) department, on a capstone project called “Chuckwagon Check-In” during their final term at SAIT in the spring of 2015.
The group was supported by the World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) to develop an automated high-tech system that would monitor the number of...
Under the supervision of principal researcher Lance Wall, a student from Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s BioScience Technology program is collecting DNA from GWBC’s yeast and comparing it with catalogued yeast strains. Once the company’s strain is identified, GWBC plans to deep-freeze a sample of the yeast culture off-site to protect it and ensure the continuity of the company’s beer brands.
“Applied research projects in the BioScience Technology program directly incorporate the knowledge and skills students acquire both in the classroom and in the lab,” says Wall. “These experiences not only...
“The idea of these projects is because these students are going to be working in the community and working outdoors, these types of projects give them that experiential learning on really unique projects and allows them to work with real community partners,” said Julie Sylvestre, project manager with the Office of Applied Research and Innovation at Algonquin College."
Julie Sylvestre, a student at Algonquin College