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A founder of Queen’s chapter of EngiQueers reflects on the evolution of LGBTQ+ visibility in the faculty

Posted on Jun 18, 2021


Rob Litwin, Sc’18, was part of a collective that transformed Positive Allies and Queers in Engineering (PAQE) into the Queen’s chapter of EngiQueers, the engineering student organization that currently boasts some thirty member groups on campuses across Canada.


Hurricane damage harms the most vulnerable, reveals inequality and social divides

Posted on Jun 15, 2021


Social challenges play a large role in influencing physical risk in every catastrophic event, including wildfires, heat waves, floods, tsunamis and earthquakes. Even pandemics target vulnerable communities. Vulnerable populations not only suffer intense damage, like property loss, they are also less likely to fully recover before the next disaster.


Unlocking billion-year-old mysteries, Dr. Chris Spencer challenges orthodoxy in geological research

Posted on Jun 14, 2021


Geological Engineering professor Chris Spencer looks to the distant past as a “tectonochemist” with a lifelong commitment to geology


Queen’s Engineering projects among six selected for New Frontiers in Research Fund support

Posted on Jun 10, 2021


Researchers affiliated with Queen’s Engineering are among six projects to receive funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund’s 2020 Exploration competition, a program that encourages scholars to take risks, and that fosters discoveries and innovations that could have significant impacts on our world.


A Return to the Labs: highlights from a year of online learning

Posted on Jun 04, 2021


Faculty and staff of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering worked to ensure proper COVID-related safety guidelines were met in order for students of MECH 212 to make use of machine tools which, by definition of the course, requires active participation in the McLaughlin Hall Machine Shop.


Bone Scaffold Design Presentations: highlights from a year of online learning

Posted on Jun 03, 2021


Second year Mechanical and Materials Engineering students were tasked with a design challenge, "Bone Scaffold for a 12-year-old girl with Benign Chrondoblastoma." These are the design presentation from three of the teams.


Mechatronics Engineering lab demonstration: highlights from a year of online learning

Posted on Jun 02, 2021


Students of MECH 452, a fourth-year Mechatronics course led by Professor Brian Surgenor, were tasked to present their end of term project. This fall will mark the launch of a direct-entry Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering program in the Faculty of Engineering.


From the intersection of teaching and research, the 2021 Charles Baillie winner puts students to work in the world

Posted on Jun 02, 2021


An associate professor in Mechanical and Materials Engineering and this year’s Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award recipient, Dr. Claire Davies reflects on her path to teaching and the mentors who guided and influenced her award-winning method.


Revolutionizing research is making resource extraction greener, safer, and more efficient

Posted on May 31, 2021


From an environmentally friendly method for extracting copper from discarded mineral deposits, to using bacteria to extract gold from low-grade ore, Dr. Ahmad Ghahreman is coming up with solutions that are revolutionizing the field of resource extraction.


Unique technology gives humans a leg up on walking

Posted on May 28, 2021


An exoskeleton designed by Queen's Engineering researchers that improves walking efficiency is the subject of a new study featured in the leading academic journal Science.


Queen’s Engineering presents a monthlong pre-commencement celebration for 2021 grads

Posted on May 20, 2021


In advance of this year’s commencement celebrations, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has put together a series of activities throughout the month to recognize its graduates and bring everyone together virtually: graduates, family, faculty, peers and alumni.


Dean’s Showcase of Teaching & Learning in Engineering a success

Posted on May 19, 2021


Faculty and staff gathered recently for the Dean's Showcase of Teaching & Learning in Engineering to recognize excellence, share successes, and gain insights/perspectives on best practices in the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science.


Liam Tharp, Sc'19, among recipients of Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Awards

Posted on May 18, 2021


A graduate of Engineering Physics in 2019, Liam Tharp is among the 2020/21 recipients of the prestigious Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Awards which recognize students across the entire campus for their service, leadership, and character during their time at Queen’s.


Modelling and sensing smart cities using microearthquakes and traffic

Posted on May 17, 2021


Dr. Hom Nath Gharti spent years modelling earthquakes of various scales to reveal the inner workings of the Earth. Now he wants to use everyday annoyances like vehicle traffic or train noises to do the same thing.


Queen's Engineering researcher awarded world's top award in electrical power

Posted on May 13, 2021


Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Praveen Jain has received the prestigious IEEE Medal in Power Engineering – the highest international award in the field of electrical power.


Faculty get “quirky” as students call the shots for wellness initiative videos

Posted on May 12, 2021


The Dean of Queen’s Engineering joined two professors to support mental wellness this spring, creating videos of wellness activities ranging from “boat yoga” to cold lake plunges.


The Power of Mindset: an alumni conversation on resilience

Posted on May 11, 2021


The founder and CEO of Autonomous Vehicle Organization, David Hayes, Sc'14, recently shared personal insight and tips for resilience with Queen's Engineering students currently participating in the Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program.


Three Queen’s-connected companies find success through Innovation Solutions Canada projects

Posted on May 07, 2021


Three Queen’s connected companies were selected for a program designed to support the early development of a technology, testing and validation of the prototype, and assisting in a pathway to commercialization.


Alumni credits Queen’s Innovation Centre support at the dawn of 3D printing start-up

Posted on May 06, 2021


Recipients of QICSI support in the earliest stage of Mosaic Manufacturing, Derek Vogt, Sc’14, along with Mitch Debora, Sc’14, and Chris Labelle, BCom’14, come full circle now by offering internship opportunities for students of Queen’s Engineering


From biowaste to a better world, a Queen’s professor adds value to ecology

Posted on May 03, 2021


Queen’s Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Ehssan Koupaie is a leading researcher in biowaste treatment, finding energy-efficient ways to help preserve the planet.