Engineering & Applied Science News

Make Your Mark: Art & Engineering Contest

A competition for few artwork for the foyer of BMH

Posted on Jan 29, 2016



FEAS students can win $500 and the chance to collaborate with a professional artist on a new piece for the foyer of Beamish-Munro Hall. Find out how....

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Queen’s duo awarded for work on cutting-edge teaching tool

BASICS, new web app helps instructors focus on learning outcomes

Posted on Jan 22, 2016



FEAS staffer Jake Kaupp and colleague Natalie Simper are honoured this week by Queen’s for their work on BASICS, a web application to help instructors become even better teachers.

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VIDEO: Chemical Engineering at Queen's

A world-class program on the cutting edge

Posted on Jan 22, 2016



Are you considering chemical engineering at Queen's? Watch and listen as students and faculty describe the program.

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Keeping our water safe

New test equipment in the Coastal Lab to help understand biofilm in pipe systems

Posted on Jan 20, 2016



A new test facility at the Coastal Engineering Laboratory at Queen's will help researchers understand more about how biofilm forms on the walls of water distribution pipes. It's work that may save municipalities millions in maintenance costs.

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PROFILE: Rock Mechanics Lab at Queen's

Renovations spur leading-edge research

Posted on Dec 17, 2015



Upgrades include two arrays of computers with customized software, which make it easy for learners to monitor results even as they watch their rocks being tested. And more students can work in the once-cluttered labs.

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PROFILE: The Alan Bauer Explosives Laboratory

Learning the safe and effective use of explosives for mining

Posted on Dec 10, 2015



The Complete Engineer explores Alan Bauer Explosives Laboratory, part of the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s University. It’s a world class facility north of campus where mining engineering students learn to measure and control blasting.

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PROFILE: The Alan Bauer Explosives Laboratory

Learning the safe and effective use of explosives for mining

Posted on Dec 10, 2015



The Complete Engineer explores Alan Bauer Explosives Laboratory, part of the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s University. It’s a world class facility north of campus where mining engineering students learn to measure and control blasting.

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VIDEO: Daugulis wins OPEA

Queen's engineering professor honoured for body of work

Posted on Dec 04, 2015



Queen’s Chemical Engineering Professor Andrew Daugulis has been awarded the Engineering Medal for Research and Development by Professional Engineers Ontario.

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Fighting osteoarthritis at the HMRL

Queen's researchers learn how bodies move

Posted on Dec 02, 2015



The Human Mobility Research Laboratory (HMRL) is a state-of-the-art performance-testing facility where engineers, basic scientists and clinicians use sophisticated equipment to study the biomechanics of knee osteoarthritis and evaluate the effectiveness of innovative surgical and non-surgical treatments.

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VIDEO: Kelly MacGillis: Mining engineering student profile

Are you considering applying to the mining engineering program at Queen’s?

Posted on Nov 30, 2015



“The mining industry is incredibly dynamic,” says Queen’s mining engineering student Kelly MacGillis. “It’s constantly changing, constantly evolving. There are so many opportunities to grow and to make a positive, lasting impact.”

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4 + 1 BSCE/MASC Program: An early start on graduate work

How high-GPA students can save a year on the way to their master’s

Posted on Nov 24, 2015



Did you know that with high enough grades, you can get an early start on your ECE master’s degree, start working on advanced research and graduate in five years instead of the usual six? Students in the 4 + 1 BSCE/MASC Program do just that.

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ECE recruiting tenure-track faculty

Two positions open for experts in power systems and software

Posted on Nov 16, 2015



The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University, invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of power and energy systems and electronics, as well as machine intelligence, networks, and software engineering.

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VIDEO: The best of both mathematics & engineering

Queen’s program unique in North America

Posted on Nov 12, 2015



Are you torn between loves of pure math and engineering? The department of Mathematics and Statistics offers an engineering program to satisfy both aspirations.

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Queen's Engineers work to mitigate disaster

Mulligan and Take study landslides and the tsunamis they can cause

Posted on Nov 05, 2015



When a landslide speeds down a mountainside into a body of water, the resulting wave can be devastating to life and infrastructure. Queen’s civil engineering professors, Ryan Mulligan and Andy Take, are developing ways to predict how much damage landslides might cause before they happen.

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Queen’s alumni win US$500,000 business idea prize

Mobile device sanitizer first developed at QICSI2014

Posted on Nov 03, 2015



Queen’s graduates Taylor Mann, Scott Mason, and Oleg Baranov were among the QICSI group that pitched an idea for a device that uses ultraviolet light to quickly sanitize mobile devices in medical settings, like hospitals and clinics, where infection risk is high.

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Watershed research at Kennedy Field Station

Queen's facility the nucleus of model watershed

Posted on Nov 02, 2015



After spending time in the classroom dialing-in theory and concept, the next step for students is out of the lecture hall and into the natural environment. The Kennedy Field Station, about an hour’s drive from Queen’s, is a place for students to get their hands dirty and their feet wet.

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Deep Burial Simulator nears completion

Researchers to explore how erosion affects subteranean pipe systems

Posted on Oct 22, 2015



Buried pipe systems for sanitation, drainage and water delivery are out of mind because they’re out of sight. But failures in these systems can wreak environmental damage, cost millions of dollars and even lead to loss of life. Researchers at Queen’s strive to make these systems safer, more durable, and more reliable.

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VIDEO: Piomelli elected to Royal Society of Canada

First Mech and Materials Dept member to become RSC Fellow

Posted on Sep 22, 2015



FEAS Professor Ugo Piomelli has earned accolades for his work in fluid dynamics. Now he has earned a place among one of the most prestigious academic societies in Canada.

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