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Queen's alum earns award for asphalt presentation
Queen's alum earns award for asphalt presentation
November 19, 2016

Jamie-Lee Freeston (Sci '17) has earned the Elaine Thompson and Earl Kee Awards for best overall and best new authored paper, following her presentation, Physical Hardening in Asphalt, at the 2015 Canadian Technical Asphalt Association Conference. “Hard-work & persistence really is key," she says. "I can’t thank Professor (Simon) Hesp enough for this opportunity.”

ECE internship placements rise
ECE internship placements rise
November 15, 2016

Enrolment isn’t the only metric on the rise in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) programs this year. Internships are up, too. In fact, there are almost twice as many ECE students earning internship placements this year than there was last year.

How Queen's engineering students helped prepare Canada for The Great War
How Queen's engineering students helped prepare Canada for The Great War
November 11, 2016

The 5th Field Company Canadian Engineers made a significant contribution to the war effort in the summer of 1914. Some 150 Queen's engineers designed and built a staging camp at Valcartier, Quebec to accommodate and prepare more than 30,000 soldiers for deployment to Europe. Thanks to the foresight of one Queen's engineering professor, Queen's was equipped and prepared to help when war broke out in Europe. It was a first among universities in Canada.

Queen's engineers to help unravel mysteries of the universe
Queen's engineers to help unravel mysteries of the universe
November 7, 2016

At least two new professors will be joining the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s to help support the newly funded Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC).

Distinguished Speaker Series: Harrison Griffiths on vehicle collision reconstruction
Distinguished Speaker Series: Harrison Griffiths on vehicle collision reconstruction
November 4, 2016

Harrison Griffiths of Toronto-based -30- Forensic Engineering is a Queen's graduate and an expert in motor vehicle collision reconstruction. His work represents a fascinating facet of the engineering profession. He will be speaking in the ILC on November 11 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Principal's Forum Nov 11: Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada
Principal's Forum Nov 11: Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada
November 4, 2016

Don't miss the Principal’s Forum featuring Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada. Friday, November 11, 2016. Beamish-Munro Hall Atrium. 12:30-1:30. All are welcome.

New art piece dedicated in BMH foyer
New art piece dedicated in BMH foyer
October 13, 2016

The new art piece in the front foyer of Beamish-Munro Hall is dedicated Queen's 17th principal and vice-chancellor, William C Leggett.

New art piece set for BMH foyer
New art piece set for BMH foyer
April 28, 2016

A new art piece for the foyer of Beamish-Munro Hall is about to move off the drawing board and into the studio. A group of Queen’s engineering students collaborated with prominent Toronto artist Kwest on the design but we’ll have to wait until fall to see what they came up with.

Scale-model testing hosted at Coastal Engineering Lab
Scale-model testing hosted at Coastal Engineering Lab
April 25, 2016

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) officials, industry representatives and researchers from Ryerson University gathered at Queen’s to study water levels, velocities, and structural vibrations under different operation modes of the proposed powerhouse and tailrace tunnel.

Flipped Classroom: A Modern Approach to Teaching
Flipped Classroom: A Modern Approach to Teaching
April 21, 2016

Education researchers say the success numbers for the flipped classroom approach to teaching are astounding. Now Queen’s engineering professor Michael Rainbow has adapted it to the delivery of his undergraduate kinematics course. It’s a great example of Queen’s instructors working on the leading edge of the science and art of teaching. 

Queen's students Build Continuous Mining Machine
Queen's students Build Continuous Mining Machine
April 15, 2016

Emma Brook, Lukas Dekker, Monica Lutz, Nick Murray, James Procropio, James Hassan, Matt Schmitt, Alex Shieck, Matt Cavasin, Sebastian Ratzinger, Julien Sullivan, Thomas Lloyd, Daniel Lo and Danielle Ouellet are the brains behind the operation.

Apple Math Student Siobhan Powell
Apple Math Student Siobhan Powell
April 8, 2016

Mathematics and Engineering (Apple Math) student Siobhan Powell is whip-smart, academically talented and interested in a research field with great currency. She’s capping a very successful undergraduate career at Queen’s this spring but grad school wasn’t always a foregone conclusion for her.

QSAA & FEAS Present: Michele Romanow, Sc'07, MBA'08
QSAA & FEAS Present: Michele Romanow, Sc'07, MBA'08
March 30, 2016

Ms. Romanow showed her entrepreneurial spirit while at Queen’s as a co-founder of the Tea Room (link is external), located in Beamish-Munro Hall, in 2006. By the age of 30, she had started four successful businesses, including Buytopia.ca (link is external) and SnapSaves, which was purchased by the popular online social-buying application, Groupon in 2014.

Queen's Students Build RC Car with Predictive Suspension
Queen's Students Build RC Car with Predictive Suspension
March 18, 2016

Forth-year Queen's ECE students Danny Lloyd, Dominque Dufresne and Chris Lawrynuik won first place last month for their design of an RC car that senses obstacles in the roadway ahead and lifts suspension to skip over them, keeping the chassis flat and ride smooth. It was all part of the ECE ELEC490 Capstone Design Project Competition. Nice work all!

Queen's and Crickets: Changing The Way We Eat
Queen's and Crickets: Changing The Way We Eat
March 16, 2016

Cattle rearing is a resource-intensive pursuit that puts a lot of pressure on the natural environment. It takes between 75 kg and 300 kg of feed to produce just one kilo of beef and there’s no end in sight to the rising demand for cheap and reliable sources of food protein.

Engineering Professors Earn Substantial CFI Funding
Engineering Professors Earn Substantial CFI Funding
March 15, 2016

Queen’s engineering professors Laura Wells and Michael Rainbow are among six Queen’s researchers who have earned substantial grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R Evans Leaders Fund.

Queen's Students Work to Reduce Hospital Wait Times
Queen's Students Work to Reduce Hospital Wait Times
February 29, 2016

A group of fourth-year Queen’s engineering students has developed a software and hardware suite that could help hospital emergency departments more quickly and efficiently match patients to doctors. It’s an idea that could reduce and gather data on wait times for treatment.

Queen's students build Li-Ion battery-bank management system
Queen's students build Li-Ion battery-bank management system
February 26, 2016

Queen's ECE students Mackenzie Wooten, Ben Lande and Jake McEwan built a Li-Ion battery-pack management system for their Capstone design project and installed it on the Queen’s Fuel Cell Team golf cart. ELEC 390 students voted it best project in the ELEC 490 design competition. Congrats guys! Nice work!

PROFILE: The Alan Bauer Explosives Laboratory
PROFILE: The Alan Bauer Explosives Laboratory
December 10, 2015

The Complete Engineer explores the 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.

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