2020 News

Apr 13, 2020 — Outreach goes online
The faculty’s outreach programs — Aboriginal Access to Engineering and Connections — are creating new, virtual workshops and programs that offer fun ways to engage in STEM activities and feature projects that get students away from screen time.

Apr 07, 2020 — Dr. Pascale Champagne recognized by PEO for research and develpment
Congratulations to Dr. Pascale Champagne for being recognized with a 2020 Ontario Professional Engineer's award in Research and Development!

Apr 03, 2020 — VIDEO: FEAS Ventilator Challenge
The Queen’s/KHSC YGK Ventilator Challenge team has moved to the next stage of the Code Life Ventilator Challenge.

Apr 01, 2020 — Engineering students take third prize at the Canadian Engineering Competition
Queen’s Engineering students placed third in the prestigious 2020 Canadian Engineering Competition. The competition brings together over 200 undergraduate engineering students across Canada to compete in eight categories that challenge them to solve complex problems.

Mar 26, 2020 — Queen’s Engineers take on the Code Life Ventilator Challenge
Engineers at the Human Mobility Research Centre and Ingenuity Labs have joined forces with Kingston Health Science Centre to take on the Code Life Ventilator Challenge, a global call to design a low-cost and easy-to-manufacture ventilator that can be created and deployed anywhere around the world.

Mar 20, 2020 — Provost's message to students about academic adjustments
As announced last week, to facilitate social distancing and reduce population density, we are moving to remote delivery of instruction and support. While the way we deliver our programs and services will change temporarily, our faculty and staff have been working hard to ensure Queen’s students can complete the term successfully.

Mar 16, 2020 — Latest update regarding COVID-19
Several messages were sent out today by Principal Patrick Deane and Dean Kevin Deluzio.

Mar 14, 2020 — Dean's update to students, staff, and faculty regarding COVID-19
Additional information on academic programming and FEAS operations over the coming weeks.

Mar 13, 2020 — A statement from the Provost clarifying response to COVID-19
On campus, in-person undergraduate classes are suspended from March 16-20. Graduate classes will continue. The university is not closing and operations will continue.

Mar 13, 2020 — Dean's message to students regarding COVID-19
Dean Deluzio issued a message regarding the COVID-19 situation.

Feb 18, 2020 — PODCAST: In Conversation with Dr. Joshua Marshall at Ingenuity Labs
Listen to Dr. Joshua Marshall, Interim Director of the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute, talk about the lab’s collaborative approach to creating intelligent systems and robotic machines that enhance human productivity, safety, performance, and quality of life.

Feb 14, 2020 — ePower joins new North American battery electric bus research hub
Queen’s Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePower) is part of a new cluster of post-secondary institutions receiving funding from The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) to pursue battery electric bus research. CUTRIC is contributing $2.6M in funding to help achieve the federal government’s ambitious goal of electrifying 5,000 transit buses.

Feb 12, 2020 — QHacks 2020: Queen's 5th annual hackathon
The 5th annual QHacks hackathon event took place from January 31 to February 2, with hundreds of hackers creating, learning, and competing for some amazing team prizes.

Feb 07, 2020 — Change for tomorrow starts now
On January 31, 2020, Connections Engineering Outreach, within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, held a Little STEMS Pilot PA Day Program for girls ages 5-10, the first of its kind on a university campus.

Feb 06, 2020 — Playmakers and dealmakers: Queen’s Engineering alumni are on top of their game
Two Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science alumni were recently featured in national publications for their contributions in fields that may not be seen as typical engineering professions. Their national and international presence are a recognition of their exceptional leadership skills and the value of an engineering degree.

Jan 23, 2020 — Professor Campbell Leach Searle – 1926-2020
The Queen’s Engineering community is remembering former Professor Campbell (Cam) Searle, who passed away on Jan. 5, 2020.

Jan 16, 2020 — Caroline Hargrove: from heats to hearts
There may not appear to be a connection between racing cars and new methods for treating diseases, but Caroline Hargrove (BSc’89) has found one, through a career that has ranged from pioneering McLaren’s FI racing simulator to using the same predictive modelling to develop technologies that advance our knowledge of personalized medicine and the human body.

Jan 10, 2020 — VIDEO: New wind turbine blade design tested in Ellis Hall
Toronto renewable energy company Biome Renewables recently partnered with Dr. Amir Fam and the Department of Civil Engineering to test a new wind turbine blade in the Structures Lab in Ellis Hall.

Jan 09, 2020 — Dr. Kevin Mumford receives FEAS Excellence in Research Award
Dr. Kevin Mumford, an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Research Award.

Jan 06, 2020 — How to Change the World program applications open
Queen’s Engineering is pleased to be supporting the How to Change the World | Canada 2020 program taking place in Toronto on 19-21 February, 2020. The program is an intense and enriching educational experience where you will meet and collaborate with a highly diverse network of people and organizations to tackle our world’s most important challenges.

Jan 06, 2020 — New professorship for Engineering Chemistry
A new Professorship is advancing one of the oldest and most reputable programs in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The Robins Family Professor of Engineering Chemistry will provide valuable leadership to the program as it broadens its design mandate to include chemical diagnostic techniques, alternative energy systems, and green chemistry applications.

Jan 06, 2020 — PHOTOS: Dean's Scholars Dinner celebrates engineering students' achievements
On March 12, Dean Kevin Deluzio hosted the annual Dean’s Scholar Dinner in Grant Hall.

Jun 23, 2020 — Teamwork and perseverance: APSC 100/200 engineering students get innovative
The APSC course gives second-year engineering students a tangible opportunity to work constructively in teams to create solutions to open-ended, real world problems, using standard design methods and tools

Jun 15, 2020 — Meet the new Provost!
Dr. Mark Green (Sc’87) became Queen’s Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) on March 1st. He is a skilled administrator, researcher and teacher, and has held several administrative positions within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, most recently as Vice-Dean

Jun 15, 2020 — Internships help students explore their passions
Experiential learning opportunities have always been at the forefront of a Queen’s engineering degree — from project work and team building to clubs and conferences.

Jun 15, 2020 — Six Nations students get curious about aerospace
There’s nothing like a rocket launch to get kids interested in space. In fact, it was a real shuttle launch that first got Joseph Connolly, a Six Nations member and aerospace engineer with NASA, interested in becoming an engineer.

Jun 09, 2020 — Faculty joins Day of Action on June 10
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is coming together as a community to join the fight against racism.

Jun 08, 2020 — Dr. Kerry Rowe honoured for leadership in geotechnical engineering
Dr. Kerry Rowe was recently recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the world largest Civil engineering professional society, for his leadership in geotechnical engineering research and practices.

Jun 04, 2020 — Statement from the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science on anti-racism protests
The recent anti-racism protests in the U.S, Canada, and around the world, are revealing how many people are standing up for, and listening to, those in our community who are victims of acts of hatred and racism.

May 25, 2020 — Power professor: 100 patents… and counting
Patents do not just attribute intellectual property, they also recognize contributions towards scientific discovery and innovation.

May 22, 2020 — Outreach teams get creative with online STEM programs
The Faculty’s outreach teams are finding enthusiastic audiences for their online programs, which are giving students at home opportunities to virtually participate in fun STEM activities, and teachers much-needed resources for keeping young minds engaged.

May 22, 2020 — Instagram Live Event: May 27, 11:00 am
Instagram Live Event! Submit questions to @queensuar and follow us on @queens_engineer.

May 22, 2020 — Questions for the Dean
Some of our alumni recently sent in questions for the Dean about the challenges that the Faculty is facing during the COVID-19 crisis

May 22, 2020 — Visit Queen’s Campus on Minecraft!
Queen’s students may not be able to visit campus physically, but now, thanks to three engineering students, they can experience it virtually through a popular online game: Minecraft.

May 21, 2020 — Preparing first-year students for Fall 2020
Since Queen’s has made the decision to deliver the Fall 2020 semester remotely, faculty, staff, and students at Engineering and Applied Science are working hard to ensure that all students receive a high-quality educational experience.

May 19, 2020 — A month-long celebration for 2020 grads
The Faculty has planned a month-long series of celebrations to recognize its most recent graduates and bring them together virtually with their professors, alumni and their peers.

May 15, 2020 — PODCAST: In Conversation with Dean Kevin Deluzio
Dean Kevin Deluzio is also a Queen's alumnus. In this podcast, he talks about his first year at Queen's and how Queen's Engineering is training leaders for a brighter future.

May 12, 2020 — Engineering Live Webinar Series: May 13-28
Prospective students are invited to join us for a live webinar to engage in a discussion on academics and student life.

May 04, 2020 — Dean's update regarding the Fall 2020 Term
An update from Dean Deluzio on what the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is doing to prepare for the Fall.

Apr 24, 2020 — YGK Modular Ventilator team a top nine finalist in international ventilator challenge
A Queen’s University / Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) team of students, staff, faculty, and health professionals was among the top nine finalists in the Code Life Ventilator Challenge. The team competed against more than 1,000 teams from 94 countries to create a low-cost and easy-to-manufacture ventilator that can be deployed anywhere around the world.

Apr 23, 2020 — PODCAST: In Conversation with Dean Kevin Deluzio
Dean Kevin Deluzio speaks about the challenges that the pandemic is bringing to the faculty and how students, staff, faculty, and alumni are coming together to keep learning, exploring, and creating for a better world.

Apr 22, 2020 — FEAS alumni rise to the challenge of COVID-19
While Queen’s engineering faculty and students have been busy working on the Code Life Ventilator Challenge, our alumni have also been active, providing innovative solutions for those stricken with the coronavirus, and helping to protect our front-line workers as they care for others.

Apr 17, 2020 — Virtual desktops reduce stress for students
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science's IT and Facilities team created innovative solutions to quickly scale up their systems and ensure that students could access the software and information required to continue their studies.