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Alumni Interviews: Imran Mouna, Sc’14

Posted on Nov 22, 2021

Imran Mouna, Sci’14, is co-founder of InStage, a simulation company that helps students develop communication skills for classroom presentations or job interviews using virtual reality compatible software.

New pathway will allow St. Lawrence College graduates access to a Queen’s Engineering degree

Posted on Nov 17, 2021

A new agreement between Queen’s and St. Lawrence College will allow graduates from the college’s Civil Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program to pursue a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering at Queen’s.

Inaugural IBET Momentum Fellowship recipient Chris Williams to study wearable tech that monitors health

Posted on Nov 16, 2021

Chris Williams, MASc’21, is Queen’s inaugural recipient of the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Momentum Fellowship, an award developed by six faculties of engineering in Canada. He will study in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, supervised by Assistant Professor Shideh Ameri.

QUIP Internship Q&A: Connor Dunham

Posted on Nov 15, 2021

Connor Dunham, a fourth-year Electrical Engineering student, recently completed a Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program placement at Ericsson, where he was able to directly connect hands-on experience from Queen’s Engineering design teams with the immersive work exposure on the job.

Mining researcher Abbas Taheri is on a cross-disciplinary quest to help the planet

Posted on Nov 11, 2021

An expert in geomechanics — the study of rock and soil behaviour — Abbas Taheri has spent over 20 years improving deep mining to make it cheaper, safer, and more environmentally friendly. Now he’s bringing his expertise to Queen’s as Chair in Mine Design and an Associate Professor in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining.

Researcher Peir Pufahl is a geological detective on History channel’s ‘The Curse of Oak Island’

Posted on Nov 10, 2021

The History TV channel's ‘The Curse of Oak Island’ has enlisted the help of the Queen's Facility for Isotope Research. This season Peir Purfahl offers his expertise, and takes a closer look at 12 boreholes to determine if they contain elements of gold.

Improving accessible communication technologies

Posted on Nov 05, 2021

Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor Claire Davies is working with Beata Batorowicz of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy to create guidelines for the development of augmentative and alternative communication technologies.

Artificial Intelligence grant enables Engineering Youth Outreach to develop training in AI and digital literacy

Posted on Nov 02, 2021

A $140k grant from the national non-profit Scale AI will enable Queen’s Engineering Connections Outreach to develop training uniquely for youth in the Kingston region regarding artificial intelligence and digital literacy

Engineering Homecoming event, ViRitual, was a huge success

Posted on Oct 28, 2021

Queen’s Engineering hosted its annual homecoming Ritual event online for the second year. ViRitual took place at Ingenuity Labs and featured co-hosts Kristy Tu, Sc’16, and Kasmet Niyongabo, Sc’11, MBA’20, along with Dean Deluzio who shared highlights from the Faculty’s upcoming strategic plan.

From theme parks to healthcare, Matthew Pan is building robots that will interact with humans

Posted on Oct 26, 2021

Matthew Pan designed animatronics for guest-facing interactive experiences at Disney Parks and Resorts prior to joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering this term where he is at work developing “cobots” — collaborative robots.

Alumni Conversations: Rebecca White, Sc’01

Posted on Oct 25, 2021

Rebecca White entered the workforce immediately upon graduating in 2001 with a Chemical Engineering degree. A few years ago her interest shifted to education. Today she is CEO of Engineers of Tomorrow, a non-profit that brings working engineers into the classroom and introduces young people to concepts of the profession.

Norman Loveland, Sc’65, gifts $1M to Indigenous student supports in engineering

Posted on Oct 21, 2021

Norman and Gay Loveland have created a $1 million endowment to support STEM:InA, an academic support and community-building program for Indigenous students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-based undergraduate degree programs through the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Research collaboration with renowned German centre aims to improve efficiency of green hydrogen

Posted on Oct 19, 2021

A new grant will help establish a partnership between Queen’s Engineering and the renowned Jülich research centre in Germany. The collaboration will work to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of producing green hydrogen, one of the most promising resources needed to reach net-zero carbon emissions.

Queen’s Engineering Launches its Virtual Fall Open House in November

Posted on Oct 18, 2021

Queen’s Engineering will showcase its program to prospective students in a virtual open house taking place on Zoom from November 9 – 10, 2021 and featuring professors from all 11 engineering disciplines.

Queen’s Engineering researchers use AI, sensors to make new bridge "smart"

Posted on Oct 14, 2021

The City of Kingston, led by an alumni team from Queen’s Engineering, is partnering with researchers and students of Ingenuity Labs Research Institute to build the region’s first “smart bridge,” with autonomous technology monitoring the structure’s health.

Alumni Conversations: Andrea Corey, Sc’98

Posted on Oct 13, 2021

Andrea Corey considered graduate school upon earning her degree in Engineering Physics, but ultimate chose to join the workforce directly. Seasoned in start-up culture since graduating in the late 1990s, she is at work now expanding the footprint of FreshBooks' cloud accounting software.

QUIP Internship Q&A: Deeana Reynolds

Posted on Oct 07, 2021

Geological Engineering student Deeana Reynolds recently completed a QUIP internship at Grounded Engineering, where she worked as part of the organization’s geotechnical and environmental team which deals with the first stages of consulting for a development project. Deeana shares her experience with Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program in this Q&A.

At the Green Mining Value Chain lab, Dr. Qian Zhang is mapping the future of mineral resource management

Posted on Oct 05, 2021

Qian Zhang, an assistant professor in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining and head of the Green Mining Value Chain Lab, is creating a roadmap toward a greener, more efficient future of mineral resource management.

Alumni Conversations: William MacDonald (Mac) Evans, Sc’64

Posted on Sep 27, 2021

Instrumental in many of the great milestones Canada has achieved in space exploration and research, Mac Evans, Sc’64, not only oversaw many of Canada’s space projects (e.g. the Astronaut Program, Canada’s participation in the International Space Station, the Radarsat satellites) but his efforts enabled exciting jobs for Canadian researchers, scientists, and astronauts for decades.

Queen’s Faculties of Engineering and Education partner to lead the way in STEM literacy for children

Posted on Sep 24, 2021

The instruction of STEM concepts to young people is essential to the future of the sciences. Utilizing methods and tools developed for outreach programs designed for youth engagement, Queen’s faculties of engineering and education are teaming up to invigorate the STEM pedagogy for the next generation of teachers.