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Cichocki wins Queen's Engineering 125th Anniversary photo prize
Cichocki wins Queen's Engineering 125th Anniversary photo prize
April 16, 2019

Robert Cichocki, a PhD candidate in Professor Ian Moore’s research group in the Department of Civil Engineering, is the winner of the Queen’s Engineering 125th Anniversary Prize in this year’s Art of Research Photo Contest.

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VIDEO: Autonomous vehicle control system
VIDEO: Autonomous vehicle control system
April 11, 2019

Scott, Jianan, and Yuhui have developed a proof-of-concept control system for an autonomous wheeled vehicle. It was all part of their ELEC 490 capstone design project.

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Dr. Brian Surgenor named EIC Fellow
Dr. Brian Surgenor named EIC Fellow
April 11, 2019

Dr. Brian Surgenor, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).

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VIDEO: Gunpowder printer
VIDEO: Gunpowder printer
April 2, 2019

Krysta, Anthony, Victoria, and Scott have designed a prototype for a novel gunpowder printer. It's a device that transfers gunpowder onto a wood panel. When lit, the powder burns the design into the wood. It's all part of their ELEC490 capstone design project.

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VIDEO: Using AI to control a VTOL UAV for autonomous surveillance
VIDEO: Using AI to control a VTOL UAV for autonomous surveillance
March 26, 2019

Sarah, Austin, Erik, and Haylee have developed an autonomous VTOL UAV with control system for overhead surveillance. Queen's undergrads using state-of-the-art AI techniques to solve real world problems. It was all part of their ELEC 490 capstone design project.

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Mapping cellular service gaps
Mapping cellular service gaps
March 25, 2019

A group of Queen’s students has earned top prizes in QHacks and the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge for their system to help users more easily identify gaps in cellular network service.

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THE CONVERSATION: Hurricanes to Deliver a Bigger Punch to Coasts
THE CONVERSATION: Hurricanes to Deliver a Bigger Punch to Coasts
March 21, 2019

Queen's Civil Engineering professor Ryan Mulligan has a new piece out today in The Conversation. In Hurricanes to Deliver a Bigger Punch to Coasts he describes how his research shows that we should expect to see an ongoing increase in the frequency and intensity of hurricanes.

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VIDEO: Using AI to make being alone safer for those prone to falling
VIDEO: Using AI to make being alone safer for those prone to falling
March 21, 2019

Michaela, Monet, and Carey have developed a proof-of-concept system that uses artificial intelligence techniques and smartphone accelerometer data to determine when a user has fallen. It's technology that could help those who are prone to falling lead safer, more independent lives.  

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PHOTOS: Magic Lantern projection slides
PHOTOS: Magic Lantern projection slides
March 20, 2019

As early as the 1850s, the high-tech teaching aid for lecturers was a photo-projection standard called Magic Lantern. Developed when photography was still new technology, it used a concave mirror and a simple lens to project light (from candles in the beginning) through fragile, one-of-a-kind, 3 ½- by 4-inch glass slides.

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VIDEO: The beginnings of the Integrated Learning Initiative
VIDEO: The beginnings of the Integrated Learning Initiative
March 15, 2019

This short documentary video was shown as part of The Dean's Showcase on Teaching and Learning last month in Mitchell Hall. Professor Emerita Genevieve Dumas, Professor Emeritus Jim McCowan, Interim Provost Tom Harris, and Professor Tim Bryant describe the Integrated Learning Initiative and its impact on engineering education here at Queen's.

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Meet the Schulich Leader Scholars for Queen's Engineering
Meet the Schulich Leader Scholars for Queen's Engineering
March 13, 2019

Sophia Ludovice and Peter Matthews are this year's Schulich Leader Scholars in first-year engineering studies at Queen’s. What does "leadership" mean to them? 

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CMC Microsystems: Thirty years of micro-nano innovation
CMC Microsystems: Thirty years of micro-nano innovation
March 11, 2019

Queen's was one of the first Canadian universities actively doing research and training students in integrated circuit design way back in the 1980s. Early potential was hobbled by the lack of facilities for making microchips. This is the story of how Queen's engineering professors collaborated with industry and faculty at other universities to solve that problem and to build CMC Microsystems. It was foundational work leading to the ongoing leadership role of Canadian research and industry in integrated circuit design and manufacture.

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VIDEO: An early exploration of women in science and engineering at Queen's
VIDEO: An early exploration of women in science and engineering at Queen's
March 8, 2019

To mark International Women's Day today, it seems fitting to share this account by Queen's Engineering Professor Emerita Genevieve Dumas. In it she describes her experience as a new faculty member in 1985 and her work on a then-new course, MECH-333 Gender Issues in Engineering and Related Sciences. Role models like Dr. Dumas are critical for paving the way for more girls and women in STEM.

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Showcasing undergraduate data science skill
Showcasing undergraduate data science skill
March 4, 2019

The inaugural Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CUCAI) hosted by Queen’s Machine Intelligence & Neuroevolution Design (QMIND) is coming up on Saturday. It’s a chance for undergraduate students to share ideas and collaborate on machine learning platforms and tools. Perhaps more importantly, it’s a way for students to demonstrate to industry partners that undergrads are getting equipped to help fill the booming demand for skilled data scientists.  

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March Break Open House – Saturday, March 9
March Break Open House – Saturday, March 9
March 4, 2019

Join us for March Break Open House! Learn about our programs, see student displays and presentations, and tour our departments and facilities throughout the day. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10am – 4pm.

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Dr. Carlos Escobedo earns FEAS Excellence in Research Award
Dr. Carlos Escobedo earns FEAS Excellence in Research Award
February 26, 2019

Dr. Carlos Escobedo, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) Excellence in Research Award.

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VIDEO: The beginnings of extended program, Section J
VIDEO: The beginnings of extended program, Section J
February 25, 2019

This short documentary video was shown as part of The Dean's Showcase on Teaching and Learning last week in Mitchell Hall. Professor Emeritus James McCowan, Interim Provost Tom Harris, and Professor Tim Bryant describe the beginnings of the extended program, Section J, in the 1970s and its impact on teaching and learning in Engineering education at Queen's. 

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Ferrovial Agroman Assists Queen's Bridge Design
Ferrovial Agroman Assists Queen's Bridge Design
February 22, 2019

The Queen's Bridge Building Team thanks sponsor and industry partner, Ferrovial Agroman Canada.

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VIDEO: Team 1 Detecting Heat Loss in Ontario Residences
VIDEO: Team 1 Detecting Heat Loss in Ontario Residences
February 22, 2019

Here's a an interesting APSC 200/293 Engineering Physics section 204 project presentation from Professor Clapham's course in December. Nathan, Sam, and Sarah designed and built a prototype for an inexpensive device to help identify areas of heat loss in residential buildings. It's all about saving energy.

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VIDEO: Queen's Formula electrical update
VIDEO: Queen's Formula electrical update
February 15, 2019

Here's a nice video update from Queen's Formula SAE racing. The electrical team is in charge of integrating sensors from all sections and capturing test data to validate the team's designs. Electrical lead Jon Malcolm explains some of the key changes coming to the Q19 vehicle.

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