Engineering & Applied Science News

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.


Understanding and preventing rockbursts

How Queen’s engineers are working to make mining safer

Posted on Jun 30, 2016



Rockbursts are among the most dangerous and unpredictable risks of mining. Queen’s engineers are working to better understand the phenomenon, making mining safer and more efficient.


Daugulis named Canadian Academy of Engineering fellow

Posted on Jun 28, 2016



Queen's chemical engineering professor Andrew Daugulis has been named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.


How 3D printing is about to change the lives of people with disabilities

Better, faster, cheaper

Posted on Jun 24, 2016



Queen's engineering professor Claire Davies is exploring how 3D printers might best be used for making assistive devices for people with disabilities.


VIDEO: You're invited to SOAR 2016

Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources

Posted on Jun 23, 2016



The Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) is coming on July 15-16. It's a chance for all you incoming engineering students to get an early peek at your first year at Queen's and to ask some of those thousand questions you'll want answers to when you arrive in September. Registration is open.


Queen’s engineer behind Engineering Insights podcast

Features interviews with many Queen’s engineers

Posted on Jun 22, 2016



Dima Temnikov (BEng ’11) runs Engineering Insights, a website and regular podcast, often featuring interviews with other Queen’s engineers in various career stages and in various fields. It’s a great way to stay connected.


ECE set to expand collaborations with Jilin University

FEAS delegation completes teaching mission to China's largest university

Posted on Jun 21, 2016



A delegation of FEAS faculty, including ECE acting head professor Shahram Yousefi, returned earlier this month from a teaching mission to Jilin University in Changchun, China. The group made new connections and brought back new insight and a plan for an new ECE undergraduate exchange program.


VIDEO: Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference hosted at Queen's

Demonstrations held at Coastal Engineering Lab

Posted on Jun 17, 2016



Queen's engineering professor Ryan Mulligan hosted the Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference - Americas, 2016 at Queen's this week.


Procam Pool installed in Stockholm sports bar

Out of the lab and into the pub

Posted on Jun 14, 2016



An augmented reality billiards system, Procam Pool, developed by Queen's engineers crosses the threshold between prototype and consumer product.


VIDEO: Queen's Space Engineering Team Mars Rover - Part 2

QSET earns sixth place amid tough competition

Posted on Jun 13, 2016



The team did really well at the University Rover Challenge in Utah earlier this month. They earned 6th spot overall amid an international field of 63 teams. They won top spot among Canadian teams and came in second among North American competitors. Next, if all goes well, is the European Rover Challenge in Poland in September.


VIDEO: Meet the Queen's Rocket Engineering Team

Compeition to deliver 10-pound payload to 10,000 feet

Posted on Jun 10, 2016



QRET is putting the final touches on their rocket design before heading to the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) in Utah.


VIDEO: Queen's Mostly-Autonomous Sailboat Team

Nine teams gather at Queen's from around the world

Posted on Jun 09, 2016



QMAST is hosting the International Robotic Sailing Regatta, June 4-11, at the Kingston Yacht Club.