Engineering & Applied Science News

CSA austronaut Jeremy Hansen scheduled to visit ILC Friday

The life of an astronaut, space exploration and following your dreams

Posted on Sep 20, 2016



Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen is set to speak with Queen's engineering students in ILC Friday.


A conversation with Amir Fam

Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) sets three main goals in mandate

Posted on Sep 20, 2016



Queen’s civil engineering professor Amir Fam was named Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) earlier this ssummer. He’s got big shoes to fill but big aspirations with which to fill them. What are his plans?


PHOTOS: Balloon car challenge to APSC 200 students

Second year kicked off with design exercise

Posted on Sep 19, 2016



Second-year Queen's engineering students started out the term with a balloon car design challenge. They had to build a rolling craft from supplied parts to compete against other teams for greatest distance on a single balloon and best accuracy in stopping on a target.


2016 SELF Applications

Now Accepting Applications

Posted on Sep 16, 2016



The Shell Experiential Learning Opportunities Fund is now accepting applications - find out more...


VIDEO: Queen's Engineer, Chris Roney

Engineers Canada president dontates to Connections program

Posted on Sep 16, 2016



Chris Roney is a Queen's engineer, President of Roney Engineering here in Kingston and also President of Engineers Canada. He provided to some generous support this summer for Connections: The Queen's Summer Engineering Academy. He also had some really nice things to say about Queen's and the Connections program on a recent visit. Many thanks, Chris.


2016 Dean's Donation Applications

Now Accepting Applications

Posted on Sep 13, 2016



We are now accepting Fall 2016 Dean’s Donation applications - find out more...


Introducing: new faculty member Julián Ortiz

Dr Otiz joins the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining

Posted on Sep 08, 2016



VIDEO: Please welcome mining engineering professor Julián Ortiz as he joins the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen's.


VIDEO: Connections - Queen's Summer Engineering Academy PT II

Posted on Aug 23, 2016



Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy is a summer education program designed for students considering applying to pursue a Queen's engineering undergraduate degree. Connections exposes students to many aspects of engineering education and give students a taste of student life at Queen's.


VIDEO: Queen's Innovation Connector Summer Initiative preview

Cultivating an entreprenurial spirit...

Posted on Aug 18, 2016



Meet some of the students of the 2016 Queen's Innovation Connector Summer Initiative. The pitch competition is happening today at The Isabel.


VIDEO: Nicolas Hudon joins FEAS

Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes new faculty member

Posted on Aug 11, 2016



Meet Professor Nicolas Hudon, the newest addition to the Department of Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's.


Taking Control

Process control engineering

Posted on Jul 28, 2016



Martin Guay’s work in process-control engineering is being embraced by companies across industries.


VIDEO: Science Quest summer camp programs

Posted on Jul 25, 2016



The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program based in the Integrated Learning Centre (ILC) and operated under the direction of the Engineering Society of Queen's University. It's all about getting young people engaged in STEM fields...


VIDEO: Tour the Landslide Flume at the Coastal Engineering Lab

Queen's engineering graduate student Gemma Bullard guides

Posted on Jul 18, 2016



Queen's engineering graduate student Gemma Bullard guides us around the landslide flume, a unique piece of research equipment that can help engineers and researchers learn more about what happens when a landslide hits a shoreline.


VIDEO: Inspiring Greatness: The Campaign for Queen’s Engineering

Funds to be used for inspiring students, spaces, programs, teaching and research

Posted on Jul 15, 2016



We've raised more than $90 million through the Inspiring Greatness Campaign for Queen's Engineering. It's all because of the support and generosity of donors.


JOBS: Student Content Developers needed for fall/winter

Join the FEAS Media Squad: Meet new people, learn new skills, earn extra money

Posted on Jul 13, 2016



The FEAS Content Development Team is seeking applications for Work Study program students. It's a great job, on campus that works with your class schedule. Check it out, apply, tell your friends.


ECE student earns Google Lime and Hydro One scholarships

How Emily Heffernan is overcoming adversity in pursuit of her dreams

Posted on Jul 12, 2016



Queen’s engineering student Emily Heffernan seems to do very well at whatever she puts her mind to; she even won two prestigious undergraduate scholarships this year. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s been an easy journey so far. She’s learning to live with a chronic disability and continuing to recover from major surgery. Whatever next? How about grad school?


Queen’s engineer set to market unique portable coffee brewer

Pascal Press: a new approach to fresh coffee

Posted on Jul 08, 2016



Queen’s engineer Pascal Kalbfleisch recently reached a $40,000 Kickstarter fundraising goal. It’s development money for his new product: a device that lets users enjoy high-quality, freshly brewed coffee while on the go.


VIDEO: Connections - Queen's Summer Engineering Academy

New summer engineering program for high school students set to launch at Queen's

Posted on Jul 07, 2016



There's a new summer engineering program for high school students set to launch in a few days at Queen's. It's called Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy. It sounds like it's going to be great fun and really useful for those considering engineering for their undergraduate paths. We'll be looking in on the program often as it unfolds throughout the summer but here's a little taste....


Queen’s researchers work to explore the promise of the quantum realm

How the people of the Kingston Nano-Fabrication Facility are developing practical applications of theoretical physics

Posted on Jul 06, 2016



Imagine technology that uses tiny sensors – a single atom thick – to detect a single unique molecule out of a trillion. Imagine perfectly secure electronic communications systems that can handle data volumes many orders of magnitude larger than what is possible now. The implication for medical science, materials analysis, computing and all our daily lives are profound. The possibilities are being explored by Queen’s engineering physics professor Robert Knobel right here at the Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory.


VIDEO: Drinking-Water Discolouration Facility

Queen's researchers help ensure water distribution systems are safe and efficient

Posted on Jul 05, 2016



How do engineers and researchers determine best practices for managing drinking water distribution systems? One way is through research conducted at a brand new research facility at the Coastal Engineering Lab at Queen's. The principal investigator on the Drinking-Water Discolouration Facility is engineering professor Yves Filion. In this video he guides us on a tour.