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

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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VIDEO: A peek inside the McLaughlin Hall Machine Shop
VIDEO: A peek inside the McLaughlin Hall Machine Shop
May 8, 2017

Queen's mechanical engineering students Nick Cottee and Ian Donaldson provide a guided tour of some of the tools and facilities inside the McLaughlin Hall machine shop.

 

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A step toward a permanent solution to the arsenic remediation puzzle
A step toward a permanent solution to the arsenic remediation puzzle
May 5, 2017

Queen's mining engineering professor Ahmad Ghahreman and his team of researchers are working on a system that could halve the cost of immobilizing arsenic in mine waste. It could save mine operators untold millions and fraction the costs to governments of contaminated site remediation.

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McAuley earns Fisher Award
McAuley earns Fisher Award
May 5, 2017

Kim McAuley, professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies here at Queen’s, has earned the prestigious 2017 D.G. Fisher Award from the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering.

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Queen's grad student honoured for best paper
Queen's grad student honoured for best paper
May 3, 2017

Chaimongkol Saengow, a post-doctoral researcher in The Department of Chemical Engineering, has earned the 2017 Award for Best Graduate Student Paper Published in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering.

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VIDEO: Liam Steers: Master's Candidate in Civil Engineering
VIDEO: Liam Steers: Master's Candidate in Civil Engineering
May 2, 2017

Liam Steers took a couple of years to work before returning to pursue an advanced degree. The work experience proved valuable and now his research into landslides - the static liquefaction of granular slopes - will, among other things, help engineers and planners decide where and how to build areas where landslide risk is high. Perhaps his story can help you navigate your choices about graduate school.

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MSL researchers refine autonomous mine equipment in Sweden
MSL researchers refine autonomous mine equipment in Sweden
May 2, 2017

Queen's engineering professor and Mining Systems Laboratory director Josh Marshall has spent most of the last year leading a team of Queen’s graduate students on a series of research and development projects in Örebro, Sweden. It's interesting work on the frontier of autonomous mining.

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New dean of Engineering and Applied Science announced
New dean of Engineering and Applied Science announced
May 1, 2017

Queen’s University announced today the appointment of Kevin Deluzio as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a five-year term effective July 1, 2017.

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Queen's engineering students collaborate on development of innovative assistive device
Queen's engineering students collaborate on development of innovative assistive device
May 1, 2017

A group of Queen's engineering students on the Queen's Biomedical Innovation Team spent part of last semester working with business students at Loyalist College to develop a design, working prototype, and demonstration rig for an adjustable grab handle that could make a huge positive difference in the lives of people with mobility challenges.

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VIDEO: Mining Career Path: Roy Slack
VIDEO: Mining Career Path: Roy Slack
April 28, 2017

Career Paths for mining engineering graduates are many and varied. Here's just one example: Roy Slack is a Queen's alumnus and president of Cementation Canada, Inc.

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VIDEO: Shuang Liang: Master's Candidate in Civil Engineering
VIDEO: Shuang Liang: Master's Candidate in Civil Engineering
April 25, 2017

Here is the latest in our series of profiles on graduate students in the Department of Civil Engineering. Shuang is pursuing her Master's now but her path into engineering might not be exactly as you might expect. Maybe her story can help you navigate your own decisions about grad school.

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Dean's Research Fund recipients announced
Dean's Research Fund recipients announced
April 24, 2017

Here are the recipients of the inaugural Dean's Research Fund. The aim of the new fund is to seed new research initiatives that are large-scale, transformative in nature, and of strategic value to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen's University, and the Province of Ontario.

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The Undergraduate Awards: Application deadline June 13
The Undergraduate Awards: Application deadline June 13
April 21, 2017

Undergraduate students can submit their best coursework for consideration for an Undergraduate Award. Recipients become part of a network of outstanding Undergraduate Award Winners from around the world; get published in an academic journal, and receive a ticket to the exclusive UA Global Summit in Dublin.

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VIDEO: Finding your career path: It's all about the people
VIDEO: Finding your career path: It's all about the people
April 19, 2017

Alumni of the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining  submitted video capsules to be played at a mining career event earlier this year. Videos included some great advice for students preparing to launch their careers. There was a common thread among all of the contributors: It's all about the people.

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NetSec hosts digital capture-the-flag competition
NetSec hosts digital capture-the-flag competition
April 18, 2017

Queen's Network Security Team recently hosted a digital capture-the-flag competition. It was an exercise in network infiltration and defence.

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VIDEO: Elyse Johnston-Haynes: Master's candidate in chemical engineering
VIDEO: Elyse Johnston-Haynes: Master's candidate in chemical engineering
April 13, 2017

The latest in our series on graduate students in chemical engineering at Queen's: Elyse is working toward her Collaborative Master's in Applied Sustainability. Her research explores emerging technology that uses solar energy to electrolyze water into hydrogen and oxygen gasses that be stored and used later to generate electricity. Maybe her story will help you to navigate your decisions about graduate studies.

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VIDEO: Jonathan Brickman: Master's Candidate in Civil Engineering
VIDEO: Jonathan Brickman: Master's Candidate in Civil Engineering
April 7, 2017

The latest in our series on Queen's engineering graduate students. Jonathan Brickman is pursuing his MEng degree. Perhaps his story will help you to navigate your own decisions about graduate school?

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ECE capstone team earns first in PEO/IET Paper Competition
ECE capstone team earns first in PEO/IET Paper Competition
April 6, 2017

A group of fourth-year Electrical and Computer Engineering students won first place in both the ELEC490 capstone design project competition and the PEO/IET (Kingston) Student Paper Competition in March. It's a proof-of-concept design for an automated warehouse management system that could lay the groundwork for future Queen's engineering teams to compete in the Amazon Picking Challenge.

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ECE capstone design project: autonomous gripper system
ECE capstone design project: autonomous gripper system
April 3, 2017

Another example of a capstone design project: It's a robotic system that automatically moves items around warehouses and shipping centres.

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ECE capstone design project: drone detection system
ECE capstone design project: drone detection system
April 1, 2017

VIDEO: Here's an interesting example of an ECE capstone design project. It's a system for detecting the presence of drones by identifying the electromagnetic footprints of their RF control systems. Pretty clever.

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