2018 News

Oct 17, 2018 — A homecoming and contribution of expertise by a Queen's Engineer
When the ventilation system for the new biomedical research facility under construction in Botterell Hall turned out to be too loud for the neighbourhood, Queen’s alumnus Matt Downey and his firm Parklane Mechanical Acoustics got the job to engineer the solution.

Oct 15, 2018 — Professor Carolyn Small Engineering Education Innovator Award
Nominations are now open for the Professor Carolyn Small Engineering Education Innovator Award, a one-time award presented to pre-tenure faculty members in recognition of the 125th anniversary of the Faculty. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018.

Oct 15, 2018 — Dean Nathan F. Dupuis Leadership in Engineering Education Award
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is seeking nominations for the Dean Nathan F. Dupuis award, a one-time award established in recognition of the 125th anniversary of the Faculty. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018.

Oct 11, 2018 — Queen's engineering students aid in design of new assistive device for amputees
New York entrepreneur Bryan Costello has developed a new medical device that will help improve the daily lives of amputees by making their prostheses more comfortable to use in cold weather. Before he can take his Costello Heatsleeve to market, he needs a refined design and a new prototype. That’s where a group of Queen’s engineering students come in.

Oct 02, 2018 — VIDEO Waste water research project Pt 1
David Blair, a Master's candidate in Civil Engineering, is working with a group of undergraduate researchers and public works officials in Loyalist Township on a project to better understand wastewater treatment processes at the Amherstview Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Sep 13, 2018 — Queen's students developing new neurosurgical aid
A group of Queen's researchers are working to adapt a consumer augmented reality system, the Microsoft HoloLens, as a tool to help neurosurgeons more easily determine the best locations for burr holes in the skull for the emergency treatment of subdural hematoma. It's work that could help save lives.

Aug 31, 2018 — MME Emeritus Professor Awarded Prestigious Metal Physics Award
Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Rick Holt for winning the Prestigious Canadian Metal Physics Award.

Aug 17, 2018 — VIDEO: Join the FEAS Content Development Team, The Media Squad
Applications for positions on the Fall/Winter 2018 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Content Development Team are now open. $14.60/hr, flexible schedule, up to seven hours per week. You must qualify for the Work Study Program. See Job ID 96890 on MyCareer or apply directly with resume, cover, and any work samples to m.mills@queensu.ca Interviews arranged and conducted the week of Sep 17.

Aug 14, 2018 — VIDEO: Fall Term Break Explained
Join Steph and Emily for a detailed explanation of all you need to know about Fall Term Break.

Aug 03, 2018 — Visiting engineering researcher holds spot on Italian national wheelchair fencing team
Dr. Rossana Pasquino, a newly appointed Associate Professor at the Universita degli Studi de Napoli Federico II in Naples, Italy, has spent part of the summer here at Queen’s as a guest researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Chemistry. When she’s not working to expand our understanding Rheology, she’s training seriously for international competition.

Jul 16, 2018 — PhD student Clouthier wins prestigious paper competition
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Allison Clouthier, earned first place in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Bioengineering Division) student paper competition last week in Dublin for her submission on the influence of patellofemoral joint morphology on mechanical outcomes of simulated surgery.

Jul 12, 2018 — Moving Load Simulator unveiled and demonstrated
The Moving Load Simulator, the central part of a $4-million investment in research equipment for the Structures Lab at Queen's, was unveiled and demonstrated earlier today. The device will facilitate research that will help engineers learn to design and build bridges that last longer and cost less.

Jul 04, 2018 — EngSoc Video Series, Part IV: EngSoc Services for Students
Join Emily and Behshid, members of your Engineering Society Executive in this, part four, of our EngSoc Summer Video Series. It's a handy highlight rundown of just some of the services provided by your Engineering Society. It's a nice companion guide with SOAR coming up this Friday and Saturday.

Jun 28, 2018 — Three Engineering Faculty Members Named CAE Fellows
Queen's Engineering professors Amir Fam, Richard Holt, and Yan-Fei Liu were inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering during a ceremony in Calgary on Monday, June 18.

Jun 27, 2018 — Successful Launch for Queen's Engineering Rocket Engineering Team
The Queen's Rocket Engineering Team (QRET) scored a successful launch and recovery of their rocket last week in competition in New Mexico.

Jun 27, 2018 — Great Lake Festival Held June 7
The Great Lake Water Festival was held at Lake Ontario Park on June 7. More than 300 Grade 4 students from the Kingston area gathered to celebrate and learn about water. Community stakeholders from across the region participated in the event, organized in part by the good people at the Beaty Water Research Centre.

Jun 25, 2018 — EngSoc Video Series, Part III: ILC Tour
Queen’s Engineering student volunteers conceptualize, plan, and execute all of kinds of community outreach and partnership initiatives throughout the year. Queen’s Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) and Robogals are two that aim specifically to draw young women into STEM.

Jun 23, 2018 — Student Outreach Draws Women to Stem
Queen’s Engineering student volunteers conceptualize, plan, and execute all of kinds of community outreach and partnership initiatives throughout the year. Queen’s Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) and Robogals are two that aim specifically to draw young women into STEM.

Jun 19, 2018 — EngSoc Video Series, Part II: Campus Tour
Join Carson, Emily, and Behshid, your Engineering Society Executive in this, part two, of our EngSoc Summer Video Series. It's a handy highlight tour of campus. Let us show you around.

Jun 18, 2018 — Professor Amir Fam Named CAE Fellow
Queen’s Engineering Professor and Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) has been named Fellow of the prestigious Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Jun 18, 2018 — APSC 100 Students Work with Community on tiny Emergency House Design
Among the projects undertaken this year by APSC 100 students is an emergency housing design that could be used to keep people safe and sheltered in the event of unforeseen disaster. Students worked with officials of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory on an idea for a tiny, trailer-based, temporary house.

Jun 16, 2018 — A Chat with Verity Studios Founder Dr. Raffaello D'Andrea
Dr. Raffaello D'Andrea is a renowned international entrepreneur, engineer, and creator of flying machines. He is the founder of Verity Studios, Professor at ETH Zurich, and founder of the company that is now Amazon Robotics. We spoke with him after his ECE Distinguished Speaker Series talk at Queen's on June 7th.

Jun 12, 2018 — EngSoc Video Series Part One
The Engineering Society is your student government. Introducing Carson, Emily, and Behshid, your Engineering Society Executive in this, part one, of our EngSoc Summer Video Series.

Jun 11, 2018 — Connections: Queen's Engineering Experience Program
One of the great emerging tools for getting young people interested in STEM fields and engineering as early as possible are various outreach programs offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Connections is just one of those programs. Let's peek inside . . .

Jun 04, 2018 — Queen's Biomedical Students Making a Difference in the Community
Queen’s Engineering students Leigh Janssen and Olivia Roud are working with Kingston resident Jim Stinson this summer to develop custom assistive devices that will enable him to read and write more independently.

May 31, 2018 — Class of 2018 Celebrates Spring Convocation
Congratulations to the class of 2018. Photos from Convocation today in Grant Hall.

May 29, 2018 — How Can we Make Mining More Sustainable?
Virtually everything we use in all our daily lives that isn't grown from the earth or fished from the sea is mined. Most mining, though, comes at an environmental cost. Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology program lead David Yokom explores ways to make mining more sustainable.

May 28, 2018 — Annette Bergeron Sc'87 Appointed Engineers Canada President
Queen's Engineer Annette Bergeron (Sc’87) has been named President Elect of Engineers Canada.

May 25, 2018 — Civil Engineering Donor Wall Unveiled in Ellis Hall
There was a very nice gathering and ceremony in Ellis Hall earlier today for the unveiling of a great-looking new donor wall for those who have made financial donations to the work of the Department of Civil Engineering here at Queen's.

May 24, 2018 — ECE Distinguished Speaker Series June 7: Raffaello D'Andrea
Dr Raffaello D’Andrea, renowned international entrepreneur, engineer, creator of breathtaking flying machines and TED speaker with more than 7.3 million video views will be speaking at Walter Light Hall on June 7th. D’Andrea’s talk will be followed by a reception at the ECE grad lounge (WLH 314). Everyone is welcome.

May 24, 2018 — Professor Amir Fam named CAE Fellow
Queen’s Engineering Professor and Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) has been named Fellow of the prestigious Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Mar 05, 2018 — READ & WATCH: Meet new Queen's engineering professor, Suraj Persaud
Dr Suraj Persaud has recently joined the faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. He plans to build a research group to help understand corrosion problems relevant to Canada’s nuclear power industry.

Feb 26, 2018 — Meet new Queen's engineering professor, Vahid Fallah
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s is welcoming four new faculty members this year. One of them is Dr Vahid Fallah, an expert in additive manufacturing. He’s recruiting graduate students and laying the groundwork for a laboratory that could change the way metal and polymeric parts are manufactured.

Feb 14, 2018 — PHOTOS: Dean's Scholars Reception honours academic excellence
The Dean's Scholars Reception was held last night at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. There are 141 graduating students this year who were Dean's Scholars in all four years of their undergraduate studies.

Feb 12, 2018 — VIDEO: Claire Davies earns FEAS Excellence in Education Award
Claire Davies, an assistant professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has earned the Excellence in Education Award from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for her inter-faculty curriculum, community based projects, and active-learning approach to teaching.

Feb 07, 2018 — Meet new Queen's engineering professor, Laurent Béland
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s is welcoming four new faculty members this year. One of them is Dr. Laurent Béland, an expert in computational material science. He’s recruiting graduate students to help work on solving some of the enduring problems of nuclear reactor design and durability issues in cement paste.

Feb 02, 2018 — VIDEO: ELEC490 remote manipulator capstone project
The ELEC490 open house is coming up in the ILC on February 15th. Here's a little taste of just one of the great projects that will be on display then from the ECE discipline night on February 1st.

Feb 01, 2018 — VIDEO: Meet Karen Rudie, Queen's engineering and computing professor
Karen Rudie, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Computing here at Queen's, uses mathematical modelling to help engineers and designers make the best, most accurate, predictions and decisions. It's work that can impact all our daily lives by making things safer, and more efficient.

Jan 29, 2018 — PROFILE: Undergraduate Researcher, Danielle Tremblay
Danielle Tremblay began work as an undergraduate researcher after first year. Now as she completes her undergraduate degree, she's very well positioned to pursue graduate work or to begin her working life. Undergraduate research work is a great way to help focus your own career plans and to position yourself well for your next opportunities.

Jan 22, 2018 — RESEARCH PROFILE: Building understanding of nature's power at the water's edge
Queen's civil engineering professor Ryan Mulligan and his research group are working on new ways to help engineers design for coastal areas as hurricanes become more frequent and intense.

Jan 19, 2018 — Hoult earns FEAS Excellence in Research Award
Queen’s engineering professor Neil Hoult is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) excellence in research award.

Jan 17, 2018 — Civil Engineering Discipline Night
Come out to the Civil Engineering Discipline Night to learn about the different facets of civil engineering!