Engineering & Applied Science News

Brian Amsden awarded McGeachy Chair in Biomedical Engineering

Five-year term commencing May 1

Posted on May 24, 2016



Queen's Chemical Engineering Professor Brian Amsden awarded the Donald and Joan McGeachy Chair in Biomedical Engineering.

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VIDEO: Queen's Space Engineering Team Mars Rover - Part 1

Student team readies for summer of competition

Posted on May 19, 2016



Catch up with the Queen’s Space Engineering Team! They’re heading off to compete at the University Rover Challenge Utah in June and hopefully to the European Rover Challenge in Poland in September. We’ll be checking in with them again a time or two throughout the summer.

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Aboriginal Access to Engineering set to expand programs

Full-time Community Engagement Coordinator to build new school partnerships

Posted on May 16, 2016



Aboriginal Access to Engineering has earned an NSERC grant to expand their community work. The funding will go to hire a new Aboriginal Community Engagement (ACE) Coordinator.

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Amir Fam appointed Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Three-year term effective July 1

Posted on May 16, 2016



Queen's civil engineering professor Amir Fam assumes the duties of Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies as Vice Dean Brian Surgenor steps down after eight years in the post.

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PROFILE: Queen’s engineer and CBC Dragon, Michele Romanow

Tracing one graduate’s path from barista to mogul

Posted on May 11, 2016



Michele Romanow founded the ILC’s Tea Room when she was an undergraduate at Queen’s in the early aughts. A decade later, she is becoming a national figure in business and media. What was her path from barista to mogul?

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New art piece set for BMH foyer

Art and engineering intersect in collaboration with Queen’s students

Posted on Apr 28, 2016



A new art piece for the foyer of Beamish-Munro Hall is about to move off the drawing board and into the studio. A group of Queen’s engineering students collaborated with prominent Toronto artist Kwest on the design but we’ll have to wait until fall to see what they came up with.

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Scale-model testing hosted at Coastal Engineering Lab

Queen's engineering resarch facilities help bring Ontario energy plan to fruition

Posted on Apr 25, 2016



Representatives from Ontario Power Generation, industry professionals and engineering researchers gathered at Queen's on April 20 to test proposed improvements to the Ranney Falls Generation Station at Campbellford, Ontario.

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Flipped classroom: a modern approach to teaching

Queen’s engineering professor Michael Rainbow aims for best results for students

Posted on Apr 21, 2016



Education researchers say the success numbers for the flipped classroom approach to teaching are astounding. Now Queen’s engineering professor Michael Rainbow has adapted it to the delivery of his undergraduate kinematics course. It’s a great example of Queen’s instructors working on the leading edge of the science and art of teaching.

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VIDEO: Queen's students build continuous mining machine

Digging deeper into the MINE471 capstone project

Posted on Apr 15, 2016



MINE471 students spent part of the winter designing and building a proof-of-concept mining excavator aimed at improving safety, efficiency and reliability.

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PROFILE: Apple Math student Siobhan Powell

How one Queen’s student chose a path to grad school

Posted on Apr 08, 2016



When Apple Math student Siobhan Powell arrived at Queen’s she hoped to head directly into industry after graduation. She tested a few different paths before concluding that graduate studies with an emphasis on renewable energy was the right course for her.

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Nowruz potluck lunch set for April 4

ECE professor organizes celebrations of Iranian culture

Posted on Mar 31, 2016



Queen’s ECE professor Alireza Bakhshai immigrated from Iran in 2004. He has since worked hard to bring Iranian expatriates and their friends together in the Queen’s community for the celebration of Persian culture. You can taste the flavours at the upcoming potluck celebration of Iranian New Year, April 4.

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QSAA & FEAS Present: Michele Romanow, Sc’07, MBA’08

Tearoom co-founder and Queen's Engineer to give Saturday talk

Posted on Mar 30, 2016



Learn from a Dragon! Michele Romanow, Sc’07, MBA’08, is receiving the One-To-Watch Award on April 2nd and she will be offering an exclusive lecture to the Queen’s and Kingston community.Find out how you can attend.

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VIDEO: Queen's students build RC car with predictive suspension

Imagine driving a vehicle that can see and skip over oncoming obstacles

Posted on Mar 18, 2016



A group of fourth-year Queen's engineering students have developed a proof-of-concept prototype for a car that can see and skip over bumps in the roadway ahead.

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Queen’s and crickets: a connection that could change the way we eat

Developing insect protein into a viable food source

Posted on Mar 16, 2016



A group of Queen's engineers is about to launch and new product that revolutionize the way we eat meat.

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Engineering professors earn substantial CFI funding

Resources to support research into new diagnostic and clinical tools

Posted on Mar 15, 2016



Queen’s engineering professors Laura Wells and Michael Rainbow are among six Queen’s researchers awarded substantial funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation Fund.

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VIDEO: Queen's students build Li-Ion battery-bank management system

Among winners of ECE Capstone Design Competition

Posted on Feb 29, 2016



Queen's ECE students Mackenzie Wooten, Ben Lande and Jake McEwan built a Li-Ion battery-pack management system for their Capstone design project and installed it on the Queen’s Fuel Cell Team golf cart. ELEC 390 students voted it best project in the ELEC 490 design competition. Congrats guys! Nice work!

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Queen's students work to reduce hospital wait times

ECE ELEC 490 team develops system to quickly match patients with doctors

Posted on Feb 26, 2016



A group of fourth-year Queen’s engineering students has developed a software and hardware suite that could help hospital emergency departments more quickly and efficiently match patients to doctors. It’s an idea that could reduce and gather data on wait times for treatment.

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Undergrad Student Paper Competition deadline Mar 15

Cash prizes and prestigious awards up for grabs

Posted on Feb 23, 2016



Cash prizes and inestimable prestige are up for grabs in this year's student paper competition. Entry deadline is March 15 and finalist presentations and awards are March 22.

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Learning to perfect machine vision

How Queen’s engineering students train to solve technology’s toughest problems

Posted on Feb 22, 2016



Researchers say some 60 percent of the human brain is involved with sight. It’s no surprise then that machine vision proves one of the most difficult challenges for roboticists. How do you enable a machine to see, understand and make decisions about its environment? Here’s how Queen’s engineering students are preparing to tackle that problem.

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ECEi: Infusing engineering education with business acumen

How students learn to market themselves and their skills

Posted on Feb 18, 2016



First-year studies will soon be drawing to a close for the inaugural cohort of ECEi students. The program is designed to infuse engineering skills with foundational concepts in entrepreneurship and innovation. We checked in with students and instructors during the ECEi Discipline Night, Feb 1.

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