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Queen's student developing device to help learning braille
June 21, 2017
Queen's student developing device to help learning braille

Queen's engineering graduate student, Rhianne Lopez, is developing a teaching device specifically for use by people living with visual impairments in certain parts of the Philippines. It's a way to learn braille, largely independently, when access to computers and other resources may be limited.

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VIDEO: The advantages of J-Section
June 21, 2017
VIDEO: The advantages of J-Section

J-Section is a program for first-year engineering students who want or need to improve their grades from first semester. It's a chance to re-cover course material and rewrite exams. It's a valuable resource for students designed especially to enable every chance of academic success. This video was envisioned and produced entirely by FEAS student content developers.

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VIDEO: Compuational Mathematics for climate systems
June 19, 2017
VIDEO: Compuational Mathematics for climate systems

Here's an interesting lecture by University of Toronto physicist and climate scientist, Professor Richard Peltier. It was part of the High Performance Computing Symposium at Queen's last week.

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VIDEO: Gold cyanidation research at Queen's
June 5, 2017
VIDEO: Gold cyanidation research at Queen's

How do engineers come up with ways to extract the tiny amounts of gold (typically measured in grams) encased in each tonne of low-grade ore pulled from a mine? One widely used method is a process called cyanidation. Research undertaken by Rina Kim, a post-doctoral fellow with the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s, aims to ensure gold cyanidation is as efficient and environmentally sustainable as possible. Here's how . . .

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Preparing for grad school with undergrad research
June 5, 2017
Preparing for grad school with undergrad research

Caroline Krzyszkowski is among those who graduated last week. She'll be starting grad school at UBC in the fall. While she was an undergraduate here at Queen's she took advantage of a chance to do some research work. It's true, you can get a taste a research while you pursue your undergrad degree.

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onQ student and faculty feedback survey results
June 4, 2017
onQ student and faculty feedback survey results

onQ, Queens' enterprise learning management system, is an integral communication and organizational tool for students and instructors. Queen's conducted a survey of faculty and students earlier this year as part of the ongoing effort to ensure the system is a useful as it can be. The results of that survey are in.

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VIDEO: SUMMER ORIENTATION to ACADEMICS and RESOURCES (SOAR)
June 2, 2017
VIDEO: SUMMER ORIENTATION to ACADEMICS and RESOURCES (SOAR)

SOAR is a great chance for those entering first-year engineering studies to visit Queen's with their families before school starts in September. Please register to join Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science faculty and staff on July 14 and 15. We're looking forward to getting to know you better. 

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Exploring undergraduate research work
May 30, 2017
Exploring undergraduate research work

Jacob Carlos is among those graduating in the next few days. He'll be starting grad school in the fall. While he was an undergraduate here at Queen's he took advantage of a chance to do some research work. It's true, you can get a taste a research while you pursue your undergrad degree.

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Opening doors to the future
May 30, 2017
Opening doors to the future

Madeline Howell is among those graduating in the next few days. She'll be off to begin graduate school at UC Berkley in the fall. While she was an undergraduate here at Queen's she took advantage of the chance to do some research work. It's true, you can get a taste a research while you pursue your undergrad degree.

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VIDEO: Meet PhD Candidate Yousef Abolfazlzadeh
May 29, 2017
VIDEO: Meet PhD Candidate Yousef Abolfazlzadeh

Yousef is pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Queen's mining engineering professor, Stephen McKinnon. He is exploring new ways of assessing and predicting geo-mechanical stresses in rock masses in the mining industry. It's work that can help making mining safer and more cost-effective.

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VIDEO: McLaughlin Hall Machine Shop in Action
May 26, 2017
VIDEO: McLaughlin Hall Machine Shop in Action

Students using the machine shop gain an excellent understanding of manufacturing and materials processing. This enables them to work on every aspect of a design project from conception to construction.

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Kim earns FEAS Excellence in Research Award
May 25, 2017
Kim earns FEAS Excellence in Research Award

Il Yong Kim, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) Excellence in Research Award.

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VIDEO: Anne McIsaac: Master's candidate in civil engineering
May 19, 2017
VIDEO: Anne McIsaac: Master's candidate in civil engineering

In the latest in our profiles of graduate students in civil engineering we meet Anne McIsaac. Anne started out in grad school in pursuit of an MEng degree but moved into a Master's of Applied Science degree early on. She's researching fibre-reinforced polymers and plans to build a career rehabilitating existing structures.

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VIDEO: Bahman Gharesifard earns First-Year Instructor Teaching Award
May 17, 2017
VIDEO: Bahman Gharesifard earns First-Year Instructor Teaching Award

Queen's Math and Engineering professor, Bahman Gharesifard, has earned the First-Year Instructor Teaching Award from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for his work with APSC 174: Linear Algebra. Students voted for the recipients of this one.

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Meet new civil engineering professor Katerina Genikomsou
May 17, 2017
Meet new civil engineering professor Katerina Genikomsou

New Queen’s civil engineering professor Katerina Genikomsou is an expert in the design and analysis of reinforced concrete structures. She’s working on building a team for research that could make concrete structures lighter, stronger, and more durable.

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VIDEO: Dustin Brennan: Master's Candidate in Civil Engineering
May 16, 2017
VIDEO: Dustin Brennan: Master's Candidate in Civil Engineering

Dustin Brennan is a Master's candidate in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen's. He's working on the installation of the new moving load simulator in Ellis Hall. Maybe his story about his chosen academic and career path will help you to navigate your own.

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VIDEO: Advanced wheelchair pommel design
May 15, 2017
VIDEO: Advanced wheelchair pommel design

Fourth-year mechanical engineering students Curtis Lindsey and Heather Joannou designed and prototyped a device that makes wheelchairs more comfortable, versatile and durable for those who use them. They worked with industry partner, Kingston-based Advanced Mobility Systems, on an improved iteration of a wheelchair pommel. 

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VIDEO: Meet mining engineering grad student Fazl Jahromi
May 10, 2017
VIDEO: Meet mining engineering grad student Fazl Jahromi

Queen's mining engineering graduate student Fazl Jahromi is exploring ways to make mine waste safer, less damaging to the environment, and less expensive to manage. It's all about arsenic immobilization and it's work that could one day save governments and companies billions.

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VIDEO: Sensor-based system for tracking animal movements
May 10, 2017
VIDEO: Sensor-based system for tracking animal movements

Annie Hollis, Katie Fisher, Emily Santilli, and Athena Fung built a prototype sensor-based system for tracking animal movements for their capstone design project.

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APSC100 team wins Mason Cup for auto sieve shaker design
May 9, 2017
APSC100 team wins Mason Cup for auto sieve shaker design

This is team 539C in APSC100: Ezequiel Angius, Omar Lozano, Michael Montagnese, Spencer Kelly, and Thomas Downs. They are winners of this year’s Mason Cup for their project, an automated sieve shaker for the Queen’s Space Engineering Team’s mars rover. It’s a device designed to separate Martian soil samples for analysis.Congratulations guys! Very nice work indeed.

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