2019 News

Oct 18, 2019 — How the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s came to be
To mark Homecoming this year, a concise history of the genesis of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science way back in 1893. It's a great story.

Oct 17, 2019 — A statement on the use of gentian violet
Dean Kevin Deluzio urges students to heed the warning from Health Canada to refrain from the use of gentian violet.

Oct 15, 2019 — Fall Preview set for November 2-3
Fall Preview is a great opportunity for high school students and their families to learn more about Queen's and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science before they apply for university.

Oct 15, 2019 — A message regarding the incident in Chown Residence
Dean Kevin J. Deluzio issues a statement to the Queen’s Engineering Community regarding the incident in Chown Residence.

Oct 15, 2019 — VIDEO: Meet new faculty member Dr. Cao Thang Dinh
Dr. Cao Thang Dinh is a new faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering here at Queen's. His research interests include developing new chemical processes for applications in renewable energy.

Oct 10, 2019 — Finding alternatives to gentian violet
Health Canada issued a warning in June calling for Canadians to avoid human exposure to the dye and medical antiseptic, gentian violet, because studies showed it increased cancer risk among laboratory animals. Gentian had a key role in engineering orientation at Queen’s, so the announcement left orientation week organizers scrambling to find a viable alternative.

Oct 09, 2019 — Dr. Jenny Zou is working to fix your web browser and personalize your online experience
Dr. Ying (Jenny) Zou, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's, is working on new ways to personalize your online experiences.

Oct 08, 2019 — 3D Markerless Motion Capture Testing - Human Mobility Research Lab
Gerda, Sean, and Rob worked under the supervision of Queen's engineering Professor and Dean, Kevin Deluzio, this past summer to test the accuracy of some new 3D markerless motion capture technology. It's work that could help medical clinicians to more easily measure and understand how human bodies move.

Sep 20, 2019 — In Conversation with Queen's Engineering Alumna Veena Rawat (PhD'73)
Dr. Veena Rawat was the first woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Queens. After graduating in 1973, she went on to hold several leadership positions, including positions in the Canadian government and as the first female president of the Communications Research Centre of Industry Canada. In 2014, she was awarded the Officer of the Order of Canada for her lifetime achievements and contributions at the national and international levels to wireless communications. She is passionate about encouraging women to study for stem careers and mentors, young engineers as they begin their careers.

Sep 18, 2019 — PHOTOS: 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Faculty Awards
The 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Faculty Awards was held earlier this afternoon in Mitchell Hall. It was an intimate event, a really nice time to connect and reconnect with friends and colleagues, not to mention a great way to honour the contributions of the some of our outstanding faculty members, past and present.

Sep 16, 2019 — VIDEO: New tools to help the visually impaired learn Braille
Elizabeth Hoskin, a Master's candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has developed BrailleBunny, a portable and affordable device to help people learn to read braille.

Sep 12, 2019 — Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program information events upcoming
There is a series of QUIP information booth sessions coming up in the ILC atrium Sep 12, 16, and 18. An engineering internship is a great way to find your passion and to fortify your career.

Sep 11, 2019 — VIDEO: Grad Studies with Neil Trivers, Structural and Multidisciplinary Systems Design Lab (SMSD)
Choosing graduate studies in engineering is a valuable journey. This is just one story.

Sep 07, 2019 — We have a year, 2023!
A collection of nice photos from Orientation Week . . .

Aug 26, 2019 — Upcoming Website Changes
Changes are coming to the FEAS website! On Wednesday, August 28, we will be launching a newly unified web presence.

Aug 26, 2019 — VIDEO: Scavenger Hunt Tour for International Students
Follow Grace on this really nice tour of just a few of the places and resources available on campus that may be of special interest to international students. . .

Aug 24, 2019 — VIDEO: Welcome! International Student Guide to Orientation
There are all kinds of great orientation week activities happening this week and next. This is a quick guide and invitation especially for international students.

Aug 23, 2019 — VIDEO: EngSoc Summer Series Part Three: Getting Involved
Here's part three of the EngSoc Summer Series. Delaney and Zaid, your EngSoc executive, introduce you to just a few of your options for getting involved.

Aug 22, 2019 — VIDEO: Lifted, Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative 2019
Today is the big day! The Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative Pitch Competition is underway until late this evening in Mitchell Hall. Many teams are competing, Lifted is just one. They have a great idea for a bra that's easy to use, comfortable to wear, and attractive. They're scheduled to present today at pm. Stop by and show your support.

Aug 22, 2019 — VIDEO: Cromble, Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative 2019
Today is the big day! Doors open at Mitchell Hall at 2pm for the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative Pitch Competition. Many teams are competing, Cromble is just one. They have a great idea for a delicious snack made from the spent grain from beer making called BrewBites. They're scheduled to present today at 4pm. Stop by and show your support.

Aug 19, 2019 — Input sought for permanent Dec 6 memorial in Beamish Munro Hall (the Integrated Learning Centre)
The December 6th Memorial Service recognizes those lost during the École Polytechnique Massacre that occurred on December 6th, 1989 in Montreal. Dean Deluzio and the Engineering Society’s Memorial Design Committee is sending out the call for designs for a permanent design piece to be displayed in Beamish Munro Hall. Submissions due September 8.

Aug 16, 2019 — A Tribute to Dr. Steven Keating (ArtSci ’10, BSc ’10)
Steven Keating was a Design Engineer at Apple who graduated from Queen’s in 2010 with dual degrees in Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Film and Media. He went on to earn his Master’s and PhD degrees at MIT where he was a member of the MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter team. He died from brain cancer on July 19 at the age of 31.

Aug 16, 2019 — VIDEO: EngSoc Summer Series Part Two: Campus Tour
Here's part two of the EngSoc Summer Series. Delaney and Zaid, your EngSoc executive, show you around just a few of the engineering hotspots here on campus.

Aug 15, 2019 — In Conversation with Queen's Engineering Alumnus Andrew Norris
Technology entrepreneur and Queen’s alumnus Andrew Norris (BSc ’07) has taken his engineering degree to the tech world, co-founding Taplytics in 2011, a company that provides product optimization and marketing solutions to help companies build better products and improve digital customer experiences.

Aug 08, 2019 — VIDEO: EngSoc Summer Series Part One: Introduction to EngSoc
Here is the first installment of the Engineering Society of Queen's University Summer Series. Meet Delaney, Zaid, and Jinho, your EngSoc executive.

Jul 02, 2019 — Dr. Heidi Ploeg receives NSERC Discovery Grant with Accelerator Supplement for research into structural qualities of human bone
Queen's engineering researchers are expanding human understanding at the bone/implant interface.

Jun 26, 2019 — Plantee Bioplastics receives $138,000 grant from Government of Canada
Queen’s chemical engineering and chemistry alumni receive a $138,000 Plastics Challenge grant from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada for their work on a sustainable solution to a world-wide problem.

Jun 25, 2019 — Queen's alumni inducted as CAE Fellows
In addition to two members of the engineering faculty here at Queen's, three alumi were also inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 21.

Jun 21, 2019 — Drs. Champagne and Deluzio named CAE Fellows
Two Queen’s engineering faculty, Pascale Champagne (Civil Engineering) and Kevin Deluzio (Dean; Mechanical and Materials Engineering), were inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) at the CAE annual general meeting in Quebec City, June 21.

Jun 20, 2019 — In Conversation with Queen's Engineering Alumnus Kevin Doucette
With Kevin’s unique background in engineering and music composition, he was able to collaborate with Intel on a very exciting project that involved creating an artificially intelligent musician. They were able to create a musical neural that is able to “listen” and respond in real time to musical phrases and melodies. His work attracted attention from the computer science division at MIT and their Media Lab, and he plans to continue this line of work under his startup QUAIVR.

Jun 10, 2019 — PHOTOS: FEAS staff raise $5,000, ride big bike for Heart and Stroke
The staff of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science raised more than $5,000 for Heart & Stroke today with a Big Bike ride around downtown Kingston. Thanks to everyone who pedaled and donated!

Jun 04, 2019 — PHOTOS: Spring Convocation, Graduate Studies in Engineering
Graduate degrees in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Chemistry, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and Mining Engineering were conferred at Convocation in Grant Hall this morning. Congratulations every one!

Jun 04, 2019 — PHOTOS: Spring Convocation, 2019
Congratulations to all the new engineering alumni who graduated at Spring Convocation in the ARC on June 12.

May 30, 2019 — FEAS staffers to ride big bike to raise funds for women's heart and brain health
Staff of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science here at Queen’s will be gathering @LeonsCentre at noon Jun 10 for a 30-minute Big Bike ride to raise money and awareness for women’s heart and brain health. Please come out to show your support, take some silly pictures, and (most importantly) donate to the cause after the link https://bit.ly/2EFiCR0 Every little bit helps. Proceeds to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

May 27, 2019 — PHOTOS: MTO officials tour first research project on ROLLS
Civil Engineering Professor, Dr. Amir Fam, hosted a delegation from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) for a tour of the Rolling Load Simulator (ROLLS) facility and the first MTO-funded research project in the new facility on Friday.

May 06, 2019 — PHOTOS: FEAS Staff Appreciation Day, May 2
The staff of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science celebrated Staff Appreciation Day at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, May 2. It was a day packed with fun, food, and information.

Apr 16, 2019 — Cichocki wins Queen's Engineering 125th Anniversary photo prize
Robert Cichocki, a PhD candidate in Professor Ian Moore’s research group in the Department of Civil Engineering, is the winner of the Queen’s Engineering 125th Anniversary Prize in this year’s Art of Research Photo Contest.

Apr 11, 2019 — Dr. Brian Surgenor named EIC Fellow
Dr. Brian Surgenor, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). The EIC awards fellowships to Canadian engineers in recognition of their excellence in engineering and their services to the profession and to society.

Mar 20, 2019 — PHOTOS: Magic Lantern projection slides
As early as the 1850s, the high-tech teaching aid for lecturers was a photo-projection standard called Magic Lantern. Developed when photography was still new technology, it used a concave mirror and a simple lens to project light (from candles in the beginning) through fragile, one-of-a-kind, 3½- by 4-inch glass slides.

Mar 15, 2019 — VIDEO: The beginnings of the Integrated Learning Initiative
This short documentary video was shown as part of The Dean's Showcase on Teaching and Learning last month in Mitchell Hall. Professor Emerita Genevieve Dumas, Professor Emeritus Jim McCowan, Interim Provost Tom Harris, and Professor Tim Bryant describe the Integrated Learning Initiative and its impact on engineering education here at Queen's.

Mar 13, 2019 — Meet the Schulich Leader Scholars for Queen's Engineering
Sophia Ludovice and Peter Matthews are this year's Schulich Leader Scholars in first-year engineering studies at Queen’s. What does "leadership" mean to them?

Mar 11, 2019 — CMC Microsystems: Thirty years of micro-nano innovation
Queen's was one of the first Canadian universities actively doing research and training students in integrated circuit design way back in the 1980s. Early potential was hobbled by the lack of facilities for making microchips. This is the story of how Queen's engineering professors collaborated with industry and faculty at other universities to solve that problem and to build CMC Microsystems. It was foundational work leading to the ongoing leadership role of Canadian research and industry in integrated circuit design and manufacture.

Mar 08, 2019 — VIDEO: An early exploration of women in science and engineering at Queen's
To mark International Women's Day today, it seems fitting to share this account by Queen's Engineering Professor Emerita Genevieve Dumas. In it she describes her experience as a new faculty member in 1985 and her work on a then-new course, MECH-333 Gender Issues in Engineering and Related Sciences. Role models like Dr. Dumas are critical for paving the way for more girls and women in STEM.

Mar 04, 2019 — March Break Open House
Join us for March Break Open House! Learn about our programs, see student displays and presentations, and tour our departments and facilities throughout the day. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10am – 4pm.

Mar 04, 2019 — Showcasing undergraduate data science skill
The inaugural Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CUCAI) hosted by Queen’s Machine Intelligence & Neuroevolution Design (QMIND) is coming up on Saturday. It’s a chance for undergraduate students to share ideas and collaborate on machine learning platforms and tools. Perhaps more importantly, it’s a way for students to demonstrate to industry partners that undergrads are getting equipped to help fill the booming demand for skilled data scientists.

Feb 26, 2019 — Dr. Carlos Escobedo earns FEAS Excellence in Research Award
Dr. Carlos Escobedo, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) Excellence in Research Award.

Feb 22, 2019 — Ferrovial Agroman Assists Queen's Bridge Design
The Queen's Bridge Building Team thanks sponsor and industry partner, Ferrovial Agroman Canada.

Jan 24, 2019 — Dr. Robert Knobel receives Dean Nathan F. Dupuis Leadership in Engineering Education Award
Queen’s Engineering Physics associate professor Robert Knobel earned the Dean Nathan F. Dupuis Leadership in Engineering Education Award in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Queen’s Engineering.

Jan 23, 2019 — Drs. Hudon and Rainbow receive Carolyn Small Education and Innovator Award
Queen’s engineering assistant professors Nicolas Hudon and Michael Rainbow earned the Carolyn Small Engineering Education Award in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Queen’s Engineering.

Jan 14, 2019 — Art of Research photo contest submissions open today
This year's installment of the Art of Research photo contest includes a special $500 prize for the submission that best demonstrates an engineering-specific research pursuit likely to affect positive change in all our daily lives.

Jan 08, 2019 — Celebrating the life of Dr. Alfred Bader
Queen’s remembers Dr. Alfred Bader, an accomplished student, dedicated alumnus, and one of the university’s most generous benefactors.

Jan 08, 2019 — VIDEO: Meet Assistant Professor Louise Meunier, Department of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Louise Meunier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering here at Queen's. She specializes in investigating the toxicity of contaminants in soils and mine tailings, and on environmental and human health risks associated with exposure to inorganic contaminants.

Jan 08, 2019 — PHOTOS: Orientation Week 2019

Jan 08, 2019 — Queen’s civil engineers explore how to better detect methane contamination from natural gas extraction
Ph.D. candidate Cole Van De Ven and Associate Professor Dr. Kevin Mumford are investigating the governing process and potential effects of stray gas migration: natural gas that leaks into groundwater following oil and gas development. They are modelling the movement of methane and its dissolution in groundwater using a flow cell to better visualize the phenomena.