2016 News

Dec 07, 2016 — The next Canadian woman on a banknote should be Elsie MacGill
Elsie MacGill was the first woman in Canada to graduate with a degree in electrical engineering, the first practicing woman engineer in Canada, and the first woman aircraft designer in the world. She's also in the running to be commemorated on a Canadian bank note.

Nov 22, 2016 — Silly Hat Photo Booth Health & Wellness Week
Images from our Silly Hat Photo Booth.

Nov 19, 2016 — Queens alum earns award for asphalt presentation
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.”

Nov 15, 2016 — ECE internship placements rise
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.

Nov 11, 2016 — How Queen's engineering students helped prepare Canada for The Great War
The Fifth 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.

Nov 07, 2016 — Queens engineers to help unravel mysteries of the universe
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 Astroparticle Physics Research Institute (CAPRI).

Nov 04, 2016 — Principals Forum Nov 11: Steve Carlisle President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada
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.

Nov 04, 2016 — Distinguished Speaker Series: Harrison Griffiths on vehicle collision reconstruction
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.

Oct 13, 2016 — New art piece dedicated in BMH foyer
The new art piece in the front foyer of Beamish-Munro Hall is dedicated Queen's 17th principal and vice-chancellor, William C Leggett.

Oct 01, 2016 — VIDEO: Meet Undergraduate Researcher Emily Rae
Have you thought about graduate studies? Maybe Emily Rae's story can add some insight. She is a Queen's Engineering graduate who spent some time in the Laboratory for Percutaneous Surgery before heading off for graduate studies.

Sep 20, 2016 — A conversation with Amir Fam
Queen’s civil engineering professor Amir Fam was named Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) earlier this ssummer. He’s got big shoes to fill but big aspirations with which to fill them. What are his plans?

Sep 20, 2016 — CSA austronaut Jeremy Hansen scheduled to visit ILC Friday
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen is set to speak with Queen's engineering students in ILC Friday.

Sep 19, 2016 — PHOTOS: Balloon car challenge to APSC 200 students
Second-year Queen's engineering students started out the term with a balloon car design challenge. They had to build a rolling craft from supplied parts to compete against other teams for greatest distance on a single balloon and best accuracy in stopping on a target.

Sep 16, 2016 — VIDEO: Queen's Engineer, Chris Roney
Chris Roney is a Queen's engineer, President of Roney Engineering here in Kingston and also President of Engineers Canada. He provided to some generous support this summer for Connections: The Queen's Summer Engineering Academy. He also had some really nice things to say about Queen's and the Connections program on a recent visit. Many thanks, Chris.

Sep 08, 2016 — Introducing: new faculty member Julián Ortiz
VIDEO: Please welcome mining engineering professor Julián Ortiz as he joins the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen's.

Aug 23, 2016 — VIDEO: Connections - Queen's Summer Engineering Academy PT II
Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy is a summer education program designed for students considering applying to pursue a Queen's engineering undergraduate degree. Connections exposes students to many aspects of engineering education and give students a taste of student life at Queen's.

Aug 18, 2016 — VIDEO: Queen's Innovation Connector Summer Initiative preview
Meet some of the students of the 2016 Queen's Innovation Connector Summer Initiative. The pitch competition is happening today at The Isabel.

Aug 11, 2016 — VIDEO: Nicolas Hudon joins FEAS
Meet Professor Nicolas Hudon, the newest addition to the Department of Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's.

Aug 03, 2016 — PROFILE: Meet MD/PhD candidate Hannah Dies
Queen’s graduate student Hanna Dies is working simultaneously on a PhD in chemical engineering and an MD. She’s a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar and she’s part of the team working on research that could save millions of lives.

Jul 28, 2016 — Taking Control
Martin Guay’s work in process-control engineering is being embraced by companies across industries.

Jul 25, 2016 — VIDEO: Science Quest summer camp programs
The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program based in the Integrated Learning Centre (ILC) and operated under the direction of the Engineering Society of Queen's University. It's all about getting young people engaged in STEM fields...

Jul 18, 2016 — VIDEO: Tour the Landslide Flume at the Coastal Engineering Lab
Queen's engineering graduate student Gemma Bullard guides us around the landslide flume, a unique piece of research equipment that can help engineers and researchers learn more about what happens when a landslide hits a shoreline.

Jul 15, 2016 — VIDEO: Inspiring Greatness: The Campaign for Queen’s Engineering
We've raised more than $90 million through the Inspiring Greatness Campaign for Queen's Engineering. It's all because of the support and generosity of donors.

Jul 13, 2016 — JOBS: Student Content Developers needed for fall/winter
The FEAS Content Development Team is seeking applications for Work Study program students. It's a great job, on campus that works with your class schedule. Check it out, apply, tell your friends.

Jul 12, 2016 — ECE student earns Google Lime and Hydro One scholarships
Queen’s engineering student Emily Heffernan seems to do very well at whatever she puts her mind to; she even won two prestigious undergraduate scholarships this year. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s been an easy journey so far. She’s learning to live with a chronic disability and continuing to recover from major surgery. Whatever next? How about grad school?

Jul 08, 2016 — Queen’s engineer set to market unique portable coffee brewer
Queen’s engineer Pascal Kalbfleisch recently reached a $40,000 Kickstarter fundraising goal. It’s development money for his new product: a device that lets users enjoy high-quality, freshly brewed coffee while on the go.

Jul 07, 2016 — VIDEO: Connections - Queen's Summer Engineering Academy
There's a new summer engineering program for high school students set to launch in a few days at Queen's. It's called Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy. It sounds like it's going to be great fun and really useful for those considering engineering for their undergraduate paths. We'll be looking in on the program often as it unfolds throughout the summer but here's a little taste....

Jul 06, 2016 — Queen’s researchers work to explore the promise of the quantum realm
Imagine technology that uses tiny sensors – a single atom thick – to detect a single unique molecule out of a trillion. Imagine perfectly secure electronic communications systems that can handle data volumes many orders of magnitude larger than what is possible now. The implication for medical science, materials analysis, computing and all our daily lives are profound. The possibilities are being explored by Queen’s engineering physics professor Robert Knobel right here at the Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory.

Jul 05, 2016 — VIDEO: Drinking-Water Discolouration Facility
How do engineers and researchers determine best practices for managing drinking water distribution systems? One way is through research conducted at a brand new research facility at the Coastal Engineering Lab at Queen's. The principal investigator on the Drinking-Water Discolouration Facility is engineering professor Yves Filion. In this video he guides us on a tour.

Jun 30, 2016 — Understanding and preventing rockbursts
Rockbursts are among the most dangerous and unpredictable risks of mining. Queen’s engineers are working to better understand the phenomenon, making mining safer and more efficient.

Jun 28, 2016 — Daugulis named Canadian Academy of Engineering fellow
Queen's chemical engineering professor Andrew Daugulis has been named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Jun 24, 2016 — How 3D printing is about to change the lives of people with disabilities
Queen's engineering professor Claire Davies is exploring how 3D printers might best be used for making assistive devices for people with disabilities.

Jun 23, 2016 — VIDEO: You're invited to SOAR 2016
The Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) is coming on July 15-16. It's a chance for all you incoming engineering students to get an early peek at your first year at Queen's and to ask some of those thousand questions you'll want answers to when you arrive in September. Registration is open.

Jun 22, 2016 — Queen’s engineer behind Engineering Insights podcast
Dima Temnikov (BEng ’11) runs Engineering Insights, a website and regular podcast, often featuring interviews with other Queen’s engineers in various career stages and in various fields. It’s a great way to stay connected.

Jun 21, 2016 — ECE set to expand collaborations with Jilin University
A delegation of FEAS faculty, including ECE acting head professor Shahram Yousefi, returned earlier this month from a teaching mission to Jilin University in Changchun, China. The group made new connections and brought back new insight and a plan for an new ECE undergraduate exchange program.

Jun 17, 2016 — VIDEO: Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference hosted at Queen's
Queen's engineering professor Ryan Mulligan hosted the Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference - Americas, 2016 at Queen's this week.

Jun 14, 2016 — Procam Pool installed in Stockholm sports bar
An augmented reality billiards system, Procam Pool, developed by Queen's engineers crosses the threshold between prototype and consumer product.

Jun 13, 2016 — VIDEO: Queen's Space Engineering Team Mars Rover - Part 2
The team did really well at the University Rover Challenge in Utah earlier this month. They earned 6th spot overall amid an international field of 63 teams. They won top spot among Canadian teams and came in second among North American competitors. Next, if all goes well, is the European Rover Challenge in Poland in September.

Jun 10, 2016 — Gilbert earns Vanier Scholarship
Queen’s chemical engineering graduate student Peter Gilbert has received a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Gilbert, who studies rheology, joins colleague Hannah Dies as the second Vanier recipient in the department in as many years.

Jun 10, 2016 — VIDEO: Meet the Queen's Rocket Engineering Team
QRET is putting the final touches on their rocket design before heading to the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) in Utah.

Jun 09, 2016 — VIDEO: Queen's Mostly-Autonomous Sailboat Team
QMAST is hosting the International Robotic Sailing Regatta, June 4-11, at the Kingston Yacht Club.

Jun 02, 2016 — PHOTOS: Spring Convocation
Hundreds gathered at Grant Hall, Jun 1, for Faculty of Education and Applied Science Spring Convocation.

Jun 01, 2016 — Queen’s Fuel Cell Team wins category honours at Shell Eco-marathon
Thanks to a year of hard work, the Queen’s Fuel Cell Team managed to claim victory at this year’s Shell Eco-marathon. Even in the face of unforeseen technical difficulties the team was able to utilize teamwork and skilled troubleshooting to pull off of a win.

Jun 01, 2016 — Brian Frank named Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning
On the unanimous recommendation of the Advisory Committee, chaired by Dean Kimberly Woodhouse, Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice Principal Academic is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brian Frank as the inaugural Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a three year term effective July 1, 2016.

May 24, 2016 — Brian Amsden awarded McGeachy Chair in Biomedical Engineering
Queen's Chemical Engineering Professor Brian Amsden awarded the Donald and Joan McGeachy Chair in Biomedical Engineering.

May 19, 2016 — VIDEO: Queen's Space Engineering Team Mars Rover - Part 1
Catch up with the Queen’s Space Engineering Team! They’re heading off to compete at the University Rover Challenge Utah in June and hopefully to the European Rover Challenge in Poland in September. We’ll be checking in with them again a time or two throughout the summer.

May 16, 2016 — Aboriginal Access to Engineering set to expand programs
Aboriginal Access to Engineering has earned an NSERC grant to expand their community work. The funding will go to hire a new Aboriginal Community Engagement (ACE) Coordinator.

May 16, 2016 — Amir Fam appointed Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Queen's civil engineering professor Amir Fam assumes the duties of Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies as Vice Dean Brian Surgenor steps down after eight years in the post.

May 11, 2016 — PROFILE: Queen’s engineer and CBC Dragon, Michele Romanow
Michele Romanow founded the ILC’s Tea Room when she was an undergraduate at Queen’s in the early aughts. A decade later, she is becoming a national figure in business and media. What was her path from barista to mogul?

Apr 28, 2016 — New art piece set for BMH foyer
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.

Apr 25, 2016 — Scale-model testing hosted at Coastal Engineering Lab
Representatives from Ontario Power Generation, industry professionals and engineering researchers gathered at Queen's on April 20 to test proposed improvements to the Ranney Falls Generation Station at Campbellford, Ontario.

Apr 21, 2016 — Flipped classroom: a modern approach to teaching
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.

Apr 15, 2016 — VIDEO: Queen's students build continuous mining machine
MINE471 students spent part of the winter designing and building a proof-of-concept mining excavator aimed at improving safety, efficiency and reliability.

Apr 08, 2016 — PROFILE: Apple Math student Siobhan Powell
When Apple Math student Siobhan Powell arrived at Queen’s she hoped to head directly into industry after graduation. She tested a few different paths before concluding that graduate studies with an emphasis on renewable energy was the right course for her.

Mar 31, 2016 — Nowruz potluck lunch set for April 4
Queen’s ECE professor Alireza Bakhshai immigrated from Iran in 2004. He has since worked hard to bring Iranian expatriates and their friends together in the Queen’s community for the celebration of Persian culture. You can taste the flavours at the upcoming potluck celebration of Iranian New Year, April 4.

Mar 30, 2016 — QSAA & FEAS Present: Michele Romanow, Sc’07, MBA’08
Learn from a Dragon! Michele Romanow, Sc’07, MBA’08, is receiving the One-To-Watch Award on April 2nd and she will be offering an exclusive lecture to the Queen’s and Kingston community.Find out how you can attend.

Mar 18, 2016 — VIDEO: Queen's students build RC car with predictive suspension
A group of fourth-year Queen's engineering students have developed a proof-of-concept prototype for a car that can see and skip over bumps in the roadway ahead.

Mar 18, 2016 — Queens Students Build RC Car with Predictive Suspension
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!

Mar 16, 2016 — Queen’s and crickets: a connection that could change the way we eat
A group of Queen's engineers is about to launch and new product that revolutionize the way we eat meat.

Mar 15, 2016 — Engineering professors earn substantial CFI funding
Queen’s engineering professors Laura Wells and Michael Rainbow are among six Queen’s researchers awarded substantial funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation Fund.

Feb 29, 2016 — VIDEO: Queen's students build Li-Ion battery-bank management system
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!

Feb 26, 2016 — Queen's students work to reduce hospital wait times
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.

Feb 23, 2016 — Undergrad Student Paper Competition deadline March 15
Cash prizes and inestimable prestige are up for grabs in this year's student paper competition. Entry deadline is March 15 and finalist presentations and awards are March 22.

Feb 22, 2016 — Learning to perfect machine vision
Researchers say some 60 percent of the human brain is involved with sight. It’s no surprise then that machine vision proves one of the most difficult challenges for roboticists. How do you enable a machine to see, understand and make decisions about its environment? Here’s how Queen’s engineering students are preparing to tackle that problem.

Feb 18, 2016 — ECEi: Infusing engineering education with business acumen
First-year studies will soon be drawing to a close for the inaugural cohort of ECEi students. The program is designed to infuse engineering skills with foundational concepts in entrepreneurship and innovation. We checked in with students and instructors during the ECEi Discipline Night, Feb 1.

Jan 29, 2016 — Make Your Mark: Art & Engineering Contest
FEAS students can win $500 and the chance to collaborate with a professional artist on a new piece for the foyer of Beamish-Munro Hall. Find out how....

Jan 22, 2016 — VIDEO: Chemical Engineering at Queen's
Are you considering chemical engineering at Queen's? Watch and listen as students and faculty describe the program.

Jan 22, 2016 — Queen’s duo awarded for work on cutting-edge teaching tool
FEAS staffer Jake Kaupp and colleague Natalie Simper are honoured this week by Queen’s for their work on BASICS, a web application to help instructors become even better teachers.

Jan 20, 2016 — Keeping our water safe
A new test facility at the Coastal Engineering Laboratory at Queen's will help researchers understand more about how biofilm forms on the walls of water distribution pipes. It's work that may save municipalities millions in maintenance costs.