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APSC 100 students work with community on tiny emergency house design
APSC 100 students work with community on tiny emergency house design
June 18, 2018

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.

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VIDEO: A chat with Verity Studios founder Dr. Raffaello D'Andrea
VIDEO: A chat with Verity Studios founder Dr. Raffaello D'Andrea
June 16, 2018

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.

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VIDEO: EngSoc Summer VIdeo Series, Part One
VIDEO: EngSoc Summer VIdeo Series, Part One
June 12, 2018

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.

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READ & WATCH: Connections: Queen's Engineering Experience Program
READ & WATCH: Connections: Queen's Engineering Experience Program
June 11, 2018

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 . . .

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Queen's Biomechanical Engineering students making a difference in the community
Queen's Biomechanical Engineering students making a difference in the community
June 4, 2018

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.

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PHOTOS: Class of 2018 celebrates Spring Convocation
PHOTOS: Class of 2018 celebrates Spring Convocation
May 31, 2018

Congratulations to the class of 2018. Photos from Convocation today in Grant Hall.

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How Can we Make Mining More Sustainable?
How Can we Make Mining More Sustainable?
May 29, 2018

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.

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Annette Bergeron (Sc '87) appointed Engineers Canada president
Annette Bergeron (Sc '87) appointed Engineers Canada president
May 28, 2018

Queen's Engineer Annette Bergeron (Sc’87) has been named President Elect of Engineers Canada.

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PHOTOS: Civil Engineering donor wall unveiled in Ellis Hall
PHOTOS: Civil Engineering donor wall unveiled in Ellis Hall
May 25, 2018

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. 

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ECE Distinguished Speaker Series June 7: Raffaello D'Andrea
ECE Distinguished Speaker Series June 7: Raffaello D'Andrea
May 24, 2018

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.

 

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VIDEO: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy - QSEA Jr
VIDEO: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy - QSEA Jr
May 23, 2018

QSEA Jr is way for kids in Grades 8 and 9 to get their very first tastes of engineering and university life. It’s a week-long commuter or residence program on campus at Queen’s University led by undergraduate engineering students and Connections staff. 

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VIDEO: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy - In the Community
VIDEO: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy - In the Community
May 22, 2018

It’s not always easy or practical to bring groups of kids all the way to Queen’s for Queen's Summer Engineering Academy programs. QSEA in the Community is a way to bring QSEA programs and activities to you.

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VIDEO: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy - Jr. Girls program
VIDEO: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy - Jr. Girls program
May 18, 2018

QSEA Jr. Girls is way for students in Grades 8 and 9 to get their very first tastes of engineering and university life. It’s a week-long summer commuter or residence program on campus at Queen’s University led by female undergraduate engineering students. Space is limited. Registration details at www.queensconnections.ca

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VIDEO: Summer Orientation to Academics & Resources (SOAR)
VIDEO: Summer Orientation to Academics & Resources (SOAR)
May 15, 2018

Those starting first-year studies in September and their families are invited to the Summer Orientation to Academic Resources (SOAR) on July 6-7. It's a great way to get an early taste of campus life and to help prepare yourselves for studies in September.

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VIDEO PART THREE: Meet the students of Aboriginal Access to Engineering
VIDEO PART THREE: Meet the students of Aboriginal Access to Engineering
April 17, 2018

Meet Arik, Billie, and Nathaniel, just a few of the students of Aboriginal Access to Engineering.

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Dr Keith Pilkey named department head of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Dr Keith Pilkey named department head of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
April 16, 2018

Dr Keith Pilkey has been named head of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering here at Queen’s for a five-year term starting at the beginning of 2018.

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VIDEO: Human Detectron System
VIDEO: Human Detectron System
April 9, 2018

Here's an interesting video with Zack, Jacob, and Palmer. Their capstone design project is Detectron, an automated system for monitoring the number of people in a given room or space. It was all part of the ECE capstone design open house earlier this year.

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Aquahacking information session coming April 11
Aquahacking information session coming April 11
April 9, 2018

Here's something for anyone with interests in entrepreneurialism and environmental sustainability. . . Info session April 11. Register early!

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Flying blind: The future of work in Canada depends on better research
Flying blind: The future of work in Canada depends on better research
April 6, 2018

Dr Brian Frank, Associate Dean (teaching and learning) and DuPont Canada Chair in Engineering Education here at Queen’s University, and Professor Greg Evans of the department of chemical engineering and applied chemistry at the University of Toronto are calling on policy makers to ensure modernization of education policy in Canada is built on a solid foundation of research-based knowledge.

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VIDEO: Mechmania - Parachute Deployment for Indoor Rocketry
VIDEO: Mechmania - Parachute Deployment for Indoor Rocketry
April 4, 2018

APSC200/293 students gathered in the ILC last week for Mechmania. The project this term: a system for parachute deployment for indoor model rocketry.

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