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Beaty family dontates $5-million for freshwater research
February 25, 2017
Beaty family dontates $5-million for freshwater research

Ross Beaty and family has gifted $5-million to support collaborative research and education in the field of freshwater resources.

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VIDEO: Exchanges in Mining Engineering - James Cruikshanks
February 24, 2017
VIDEO: Exchanges in Mining Engineering - James Cruikshanks

Learn about mining engineering student James Cruikshanks' experience on the Queen's Student Exchange Program.

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Brian Amsden appointed head of Chemical Engineering
February 23, 2017
Brian Amsden appointed head of Chemical Engineering

Queen's engineering professor, Dr. Brian Amsden, has been appointed head of the Department of Chemical Engineering for a 5-year term, effective July 1, 2017.

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VIDEO: Peek into Math 430/830 Control Theory
February 20, 2017
VIDEO: Peek into Math 430/830 Control Theory

Here's a quick peek into the Math 430/830 course in which students tackle the classic balance-an-inverted-pendulum exercise.

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VIDEO: Joe Glasing: PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering
February 18, 2017
VIDEO: Joe Glasing: PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering

The latest in our series of profiles on PhD students in the Department of Chemical Engineering: Meet Joe Glasing. His research so far focuses on sustainable chemistry and polymer chemistry mostly developing new ways to manipulate the properties of cellulose.

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VIDEO: Internships in Mining Engineering
February 15, 2017
VIDEO: Internships in Mining Engineering

Internships are a great way for engineering students to build job experience, fortify their resumes, and navigate decisions about future career and academic paths. Hear what Queen's mining engineering students Art, Natalie, and Kelly have to say about their internship experiences. It's information that could help you with your own internship choices.

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VIDEO: Why Grad Studies - Meet PhD candidate Michael Shepertycky
February 10, 2017
Why Grad Studies - Meet PhD candidate Michael Shepertycky

Michael Shepertycky is part of a research team in mechanical engineering developing an energy harvester. It's a backpack that turns the kinetic energy of the movement of the wearer into usable electricity.

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VIDEO: Laura McKiel: PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering
February 9, 2017
VIDEO: Laura McKiel: PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering

The latest in our series of profiles on PhD students in the Department of Chemical Engineering: Meet Laura McKiel. She hadn't considered grad school until inspiration struck while she was on her internship placement. She knew an advanced degree was her pathway to where she wanted to be . . . 

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ECE students innovate at QHacks
February 6, 2017
ECE students innovate at QHacks

Hundreds of students filled Ellis Hall on the weekend for QHacks, the second annual Queen’s hackathon. Aside from being a great social event and learning experience, it was an exercise in condensed innovation. There were many ECE students among the participants. We spoke with some of them. . .

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VIDEO: Emmanuel Ogbe, PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering
February 1, 2017
VIDEO: Emmanuel Ogbe, PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering

The stories of those who earn advanced degrees are many and varied. Here's just one: Emmanuel Ogbe is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Queen's. He specializes in design analysis of process systems with a background in petrolium.

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Entrepreneur, civil grad and CBC Dragon, Michele Romanow
January 24, 2017
Entrepreneur, civil grad and CBC Dragon, Michele Romanow

Queen's engineer, entrepreneur, CBC Dragon Michele Romanow got her start in business as an undergraduate by launching the Tea Room in Beamish-Munro Hall. Since then she has built several successful businesses and taken her place as a dragon on CBC Television's The Dragon's Den.

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FEAS Visiting Distinguished Speaker Series event Friday, Jan 27
January 13, 2017
FEAS Visiting Distinguished Speaker Series event Friday, Jan 27

Dr Ryan Kobrick will be delivering the keynote address at the CIRQUE 2017 conference in Kingston on January 27. He is an Assistant Professor of Commercial Space Operations in the College of Aviation at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach with teaching duties and research in the new ERAU Spacesuit Utilization of Innovative Technology Laboratory (SUIT Lab).

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The next Canadian woman on a banknote should be Elsie MacGill
December 7, 2016
The next Canadian woman on a banknote should be Elsie MacGill

Elsie MacGill was the first woman in Canada to graduate with a degreee in electrical engineering,  the first practising woman engineer in Canada, and the first woman aircraft designer in the world. She's also in the running to be commemorated on a Canadian bank note.

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Queen's alum earns award for asphalt presentation
November 19, 2016
Queen's alum earns award for asphalt presentation

Jamie-Lee Freeston (Sci '17) has earned the Elaine Thompson and Earl Kee Awards for best overall and best new authored paper, following her presentation, Physical Hardening in Asphalt, at the 2015 Canadian Technical Asphalt Association Conference. “Hard-work & persistence really is key," she says. "I can’t thank Professor (Simon) Hesp enough for this opportunity.”

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Transformation from PEC to Innovation Wellness Centre well underway
November 17, 2016
Transformation from PEC to Innovation Wellness Centre well underway

Work is progressing quickly on the new Queen's Innovation Wellness Centre at 67 Union. The old walls are coming down to make way for much-needed space. A few photos......

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ECE internship placements rise
November 15, 2016
ECE internship placements rise

Enrolment isn’t the only metric on the rise in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) programs this year. Internships are up, too. In fact, there are almost twice as many ECE students earning internship placements this year than there was last year.

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How Queen's engineering students helped prepare Canada for The Great War
November 11, 2016
How Queen's engineering students helped prepare Canada for The Great War

The 5th Field Company Canadian Engineers made a significant contribution to the war effort in the summer of 1914. Some 150 Queen's engineers designed and built a staging camp at Valcartier, Quebec to accomodate and prepare more than 30,000 soldiers for deployment to Europe. Thanks to the foresight of one Queen's engineering professor, Queen's was equipped and prepared to help when war broke out in Europe. It was a first among universities in Canada.

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Queen's engineers to help unravel mysteries of the universe
November 7, 2016
Queen's engineers to help unravel mysteries of the universe

At least two new professors will be joining the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s to help support the newly funded Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC).

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Distinguished Speaker Series: Harrison Griffiths on vehicle collision reconstruction
November 4, 2016
Distinguished Speaker Series: Harrison Griffiths on vehicle collision reconstruction

Harrison Griffiths of Toronto-based -30- Forensic Engineering is a Queen's graduate and an expert in motor vehicle collision reconstruction. His work represents a fascinating facet of the engineering profession. He will be speaking in the ILC on November 11 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Principal's Forum Nov 11: Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada
November 4, 2016
Principal's Forum Nov 11: Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada

Don't miss the Principal’s Forum featuring Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada. Friday, November 11, 2016. Beamish-Munro Hall Atrium. 12:30-1:30. All are welcome.

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