2021 News

Apr 09, 2021 — Geological Engineers look to the moon for answers about life on earth
The Geoselenic Research Project investigates how the moon relates to vital areas like our magnetic field, plate tectonics, and life itself.

Apr 06, 2021 — Black Youth in STEM outreach team meets local youth
The newest youth engagement initiative of Queen’s Engineering, Black Youth in STEM, held its first in-person meet-up recently for a socially-distanced live experiment which featured a demonstration from the Queen’s AISES Rocket Team.

Mar 31, 2021 — Queen's Engineer finds a surefire career path at Procter and Gamble internship
Elaine Monteiro, a fourth-year Chemical Engineering student, discusses her experience working full-time as a QUIP intern with Procter and Gamble.

Mar 24, 2021 — Fueled by diversity, Queen’s Formula SAE team races ahead
Following a year of restructuring and rebuilding according to principles of equity and diversity, one of the best-known Queen’s design teams is seeing strong results.

Mar 19, 2021 — From engineering to ‘system thinking,’ Marianna Kontopoulou minds both the details and the big picture
Dr. Marianna Kontopoulou discusses her evolution from “a high school student who didn’t know the difference between chemistry and chemical engineering” to Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Mar 16, 2021 — Celebrating innovation and leadership in teaching
Drs. Alan Ableson, Mark Diederichs, Roshni Rainbow, and Greg van Anders have each been recognized for their contributions to teaching and innovation in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Mar 15, 2021 — A new video ‘patient call’ system aims to reduce PPE overuse in hospitals
Researcher Michael Greenspan, a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, safely improves the way patients and health care workers connect during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 09, 2021 — A conversation with alumnus Jeremy Gooden
In this Q&A interview, Jeremy Gooden (Sc’16) describes his day-to-day work, what he wishes he knew before entering the workforce, and what it means to be a successful consultant.

Mar 08, 2021 — Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science launches Women in Engineering subsite
Dedicated exclusively to research, events, networks, and resources for girls and women in engineering of all ages, this new subsite debuts today with a Women in Action photo challenge featuring women in engineering roles and hobbies from coast to coast.

Mar 05, 2021 — Three recent alumni share thoughts and advice on their engineering journey to the world of finance
Working at the intersection of finance and analysis, Lauren Boyne, Rasmus Hvid, and Alessia Martino share thoughts about their inspirations and lessons learned at the launch of their careers.

Mar 04, 2021 — Queen's Connections youth outreach to host Girl Guides badge workshop
An initiative of the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering, the annual Girl Guides STEM badge workshops are facilitated by Queen’s Connections Engineering Outreach with the Engineering Society’s Women in Science and Engineering student group.

Mar 04, 2021 — CFI funds Queen’s researchers in their pursuits of exploration and discovery
Civil Engineering faculty Andy Take and Ian Moore are among the Queen’s researchers who’ve secured more than $10 million for infrastructure that will help to combat climate change, treat cancer, and understand the fabric of the universe.

Mar 02, 2021 — How the robot revolution is changing jobs and businesses in Canada
The Conversation: As the use of robots and autonomous machines increases across industries, governments need to have a strategy in place.

Mar 01, 2021 — Local health unit using Queen’s-founded staffing software for COVID-19 immunizations
Mesh AI, a cloud-based human resource management software for the healthcare industry, is being used by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health to handle increased scheduling needs of pandemic response.

Feb 26, 2021 — Queen's intern reflects on the convergence of engineering education and hands-on experiential learning at GM Canada
Arinze Imasogie, a third-year Mechanical Engineering student, discusses his Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program experience and the significance of role modeling in career development.

Feb 25, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering students examine gender disparity at inaugural student-run conference
The inaugural Queen’s Women in Applied Science and Engineering (Q-WASE) conference aims to examine gender disparity in a field historically dominated by men.

Feb 24, 2021 — Partnering with industry to advance technological innovation, Queen’s Engineering researchers receive Alliance grants from NSERC
Over $6 million has been awarded to Queen’s researchers through NSERC’s Alliance grants to collaborate with industry partners in areas such as computing, wireless communications, and nuclear power.

Feb 21, 2021 — Civil Engineering Department Manager recognized with Special Recognition for Staff Award
Congratulations to Graeme Boyd on being recognized by Principal Patrick Deane for exemplary service in the Civil Engineering department.

Feb 20, 2021 — Student-led national AI conference brings ethics to the forefront
A Queen's-led conference on AI unites students from coast to coast with international speakers in a unique meeting of the minds in March.

Feb 19, 2021 — Driving excellence on the tenure track: senior Queen’s researchers guide younger faculty in career development program
In an effort to expand training and support of pre-tenure faculty, a new initiative in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science provides bi-monthly sessions that combine career advice with peer-networking.

Feb 18, 2021 — Biomechanics researchers reappraise fundamental understanding of how the foot works
Biomechanics research conducted by Dr. Lauren Welte, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, recently published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, will ultimately impact how podiatrists and surgeons aim to restore function to patients with foot problems, as well as influence shoe design.

Feb 11, 2021 — Queen’s students form a chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers
Thea Rainford (Sc’20) and third-year Chemical Engineering student Geneviève Norris-Roozmon discuss the origin and development of the newest Engineering Society student group, a chapter of NSBE.

Feb 05, 2021 — Go Code Girl event brings applied coding, featuring a micro:bit, to girls in grades 7-12
With a focus on technology, computing and software engineering exclusively for girls in grades 7-12, the ONWiE Go Code Girl program returns this month.

Feb 04, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering alumnus gift funds the future of human-machine collaboration research
A transformational gift from Queen’s Engineering alumnus Bruce Mitchell (Sc’68, DSc'20) has made possible the creation of five Mitchell Professorships, supporting the development of human-machine interaction research and the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute.

Feb 01, 2021 — A new Intelligent and Bio-Inspired Mechanics seminar series is quickly expanding the network of fluid mechanics researchers
Researchers of AI and Bio-inspiration in fluid mechanics find a growing community in the new weekly seminar series helmed by Queen’s Assistant Professor Dixia Fan.

Jan 27, 2021 — Queen's-founded staffing software to ease COVID immunization through free access program
Queen’s Engineering Associate Dean (Corporate Relations) Shahram Yousefi is CEO of Mesh AI, the world's first socially intelligent staffing “anti-scheduler” which balances the needs of health units and its employees.

Jan 21, 2021 — Queen’s alumna Dr. Charlotte Gibson brings “froth flotation” to mining research and the classroom
With a research focus on intelligent mining systems, Assistant Professor Charlotte Gibson (BSc’09, PhD’16) joins Queen’s Engineering in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining.

Jan 20, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering online student wellness hub features resources from academic to “quirky”
The Faculty of Engineering has launched a one-stop wellness hub online, offering resources from mental health and healthy eating to academics and finances.

Jan 18, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering joins six Ontario universities in fellowship to increase diversity in engineering and technology
Queen’s Engineering has launched a $25,000 scholarship program for Black and Indigenous PhD applicants in a joint effort with six Ontario engineering schools.

Jan 18, 2021 — Research networking event to brainstorm collaborative opportunities for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Associate Dean (Research) Amir Fam is bringing together a multidisciplinary collection of researchers from across campus and including RMC to explore collaborative opportunities related to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Jan 15, 2021 — Queen’s Rocket Engineering and First Nations Launch teams aim for greater heights in 2021
With plans for a career in aerospace engineering, Maranda Cherry, a Metis third-year Engineering Physics student and president of Queen's Rocket Engineering Team and Queen’s First Nations Launch rocket team, anticipates a successful 2021.

Jan 14, 2021 — Queen’s Engineering researcher Alireza Bakhshai comments on IEEE Fellow designation
Dr. Alireza Bakhshai, a Power Systems and Electronics professor, has been recognized for contributions to the development of synchronization techniques for power electronics converters.

Jan 12, 2021 — Replicating the live experience with interactive online labs, a physical model tests groundwater movement
Featuring GoPro cameras and live group discussions, the Faculty of Engineering Teaching & Learning team worked with Dr. Kevin Mumford to adapt two of his Groundwater Engineering labs to maximize the online learning experience.

Jan 06, 2021 — ‘Little STEMs’ youth outreach to spark girls’ passion for science
Recognizing the underrepresentation of women in engineering, the Queen’s Connections Engineering Outreach team has developed a unique program, Little STEMs, to be held only on PA days and designed exclusively for girls.

Jan 05, 2021 — Computer Engineering student and childhood friends launch a COVID-inspired monitor for public spaces
Stuck at home during the first wave of COVID-19, Queen’s ECE student Alex Koch and childhood friends (students at Algonquin College and McMaster University) developed a table-top sensor for public spaces that communicates cleanliness in real time.

Jan 04, 2021 — Professor Alireza Bakhshai named a 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow
Dr. Bakhshai, a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, earned the honour for contributions to the development of synchronization techniques for power electronics converters.