2023 News

May 31, 2023 — Humans evolved to walk with an extra spring in our step
Queen’s Engineering researchers have discovered it is the recoil of the human foot’s arch, not the spring-like arch itself, that helps lift the body into its next step

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May 30, 2023 — Stephanie Wright brings interdisciplinary focus to groundwater research
Wright is interested in protecting drinking water supplies for remote and Indigenous communities, and ensuring the right to clean drinking water

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May 25, 2023 — Mathematics and Engineering intern analyzes data, hones soft skills
Fourth-year student Alex Mattison recently completed an internship in the faculty’s Corporate Relations unit as Data Intern.

May 23, 2023 — Élise Devoie is a Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Azrieli Global Scholar
An expert in permafrost loss and its impact on ecosystems and Indigenous communities, Devoie is among 16 early career researchers worldwide named to the 2023-2025 program.

May 23, 2023 — First-year engineering students prototype a robotic arm
Antoine Chevalier, Jacob Chisholm, David Lafleur, and Christian Vandermeer utilized their personal experiences gained prior to enrolling at Queen’s to meet a course-based challenge proposed to all first-year students.

May 17, 2023 — Industry recruiters schedule fall campus visits
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is inviting more industry recruiters to campus this year as our Corporate Relations team and faculty units engage with industry partners.

May 09, 2023 — Fourth-year course draws students from multiple disciplines to solve an industry client challenge
Students of APSC 480: Multidisciplinary Design Project worked with MEDATech to develop a thermal management system for a 100% battery-electric on-road tractor trailer

May 05, 2023 — Baja SAE Design Team preps for international racing competitions this summer
The team spent the academic year preparing for races this summer in Wisconsin and Oregon. Founded in the 1970s, it has consistently finished in the top twenty at international races.

Apr 28, 2023 — Ali Etemad joins extended team of researchers to share $105.7 million in funding
Etemad joins five researchers on the multi-faculty extended team of Queen’s share in the Connected Minds program.

Apr 25, 2023 — Engineering Chemistry student finds teamwork, collaboration skills notably valuable on internship
Elio Dicorato, a third-year Engineering Chemistry student, is interning at ACCIONA, a global sustainable infrastructure company in Toronto.

Apr 21, 2023 — Queen’s Biomedical Innovation Team experience inspired and complemented career interests for graduating students
Fourth-year Biomedical Engineering students Julia Funk and Daniel Kurtz are co-captions of the team, an extra-curricular which has directly supported their career interests.

Apr 19, 2023 — AI takes the spotlight as Queen’s students lead successful national conference
The Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Artificial Intelligence, hosted by Queen’s QMIND team, brought delegates and sponsors passionate about AI from across Canada. It is the only undergraduate-exclusive conference of its kind.

Apr 13, 2023 — Inaugural Competency-Based Assessment Symposium to push the boundaries of education innovation
Keynote speaker Sean Maw will launch a series of educational and networking activities focusing on an innovative approach to teaching and evaluations

Apr 11, 2023 — To rescue people and save time, Melissa Greeff wants to make aerial drones smarter
Greeff researches planning and control algorithms and vision-based navigation for aerial robots

Apr 05, 2023 — An 'excellent talent pipeline,' interns are treated as full employees for 12 and 16 month terms
Robert Mirandola interns at Kingston-based Distributive where the 16-month full-time term allows complete immersion in the operation.

Mar 29, 2023 — Queen’s Mining teams have won every intercollegiate competition this year
According to Angus McInnes, President of Queen’s Mining Society, this is the first time any school has won all three events in the same academic year.

Mar 27, 2023 — PhD candidate Nishana Ramsawak wins Tricolour Award for student leadership
A fourth-year civil engineering PhD candidate, Ramsawak has been named a recipient of the campuswide 2023 Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award.

Mar 24, 2023 — Queen’s Engineering gives graduate community a $500,000 boost
Aristides Docoslis, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies), announces a special research fellowship to help graduate students through the remainder of this academic term.

Mar 23, 2023 — Sarah Jane Payne is working to keep our drinking water safe
Payne’s research involves working with utilities across Canada to find ways of both improving water quality and safeguarding the health of those using it.

Mar 21, 2023 — At the speed of sound, Queen’s Hyperloop design team aims to develop infamous fifth mode of transportation
Saman Saeidi and Kevin Liang are co-captains of Queen’s Hyperloop design team, which aims to make the “fifth mode of transportation,” movement at the speed of sound, a reality.

Mar 16, 2023 — Claire Davies and Praveen Jain win the Killam Fellowship and Killam Prize, two of Canada’s most competitive research honours
Two researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science have been awarded prestigious honours from the National Killam Program

Mar 15, 2023 — Élise Devoie investigates permafrost loss and its impact on ecosystems and Indigenous communities
A new faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering, Devoie investigates permafrost thaw and potential strategies to mitigate its impacts.

Mar 09, 2023 — Queen’s Engineering launches new bridging pathway with Ontario college partners
This new initiative allows college engineering technology graduates the opportunity to join Queen’s Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering or the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining.

Mar 06, 2023 — Xiaying Xin harnesses advanced technologies to keep our water safe and drinkable
Xiaying Xin’s research focuses on water/wastewater treatment and the impact of using advanced technologies to remove emerging contaminants and toxic cyanobacteria which can cause algal blooms.

Mar 01, 2023 — 50th reunion scholarship reflects Sc’72’s goal to support diversity in Queen’s Engineering
The Engineering class of 1972 has established a $1 million endowed fund to support incoming engineering students from historically underrepresented groups.

Feb 22, 2023 — Aerospace exposition and speed mentoring presents pathways to industry for engineering and science students
Ginelle Johnston (Sc’13, Engineering Physics) and Women in Aerospace Canada, along with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Corporate Relations hosted an aerospace expo and speed mentoring event acknowledging student feedback and interest in aerospace industry careers.

Feb 21, 2023 — Space Engineering design team aims for (inter)national competitions and career-building experiences
Owen Hooper and Sean Tedesco are co-Chief Technical Officers of QSET, Queen’s Space Engineering Team. Between the mock Mars rover and a CubeSat mini satellite, the two lead approx. 200 members in designs intended for national and international competitions.

Feb 14, 2023 — Wellness Week: March 6-10, 2023
A full week of activities is planned for Queen's Engineering students to champion wellness and raise awareness of the supports offered by the Faculty's wellness team.

Feb 13, 2023 — Youth outreach team honored at national conference
Connections Engineering Outreach was awarded the Actua Experience Award 2022 in Teacher Training at a recent gathering of STEM outreach professionals.

Feb 09, 2023 — In support of international women in engineering, Heidi Ploeg co-advises Iranian PhD student online
Upon International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Queen’s Engineering celebrates a unique connection between Heidi Ploeg, Chair for Women in Engineering, and Iranian PhD student Mahsa Alimohammadi.

Feb 07, 2023 — Xiaodan Zhu receives JP Morgan AI Faculty Research Award
In the category of AI to Empower Employees, Xiaodan Zhu is recipient of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Faculty Research Award from JP Morgan.

Feb 06, 2023 — Researching Artificial Intelligence and machine learning calibration, Stephen Obadinma is Queen’s 2022-23 IBET Momentum Fellowship recipient
A PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Obadinma receives the 2022 Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship, awarded annually to an Indigenous or Black student pursuing a doctoral degree in engineering.

Feb 03, 2023 — Student teams win top prizes at 2023 Ontario Engineering Competition
Two teams will represent Queen’s Engineering later this month at a national annual competition for engineering students.

Jan 31, 2023 — Black Youth in STEM, an engineering outreach initiative, inspires and builds community
Cressana Williams-Massey has overseen the Black Youth in STEM outreach initiative since its inception one year ago, which it aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in STEM industries.

Jan 26, 2023 — Kevin De France wants to fix our plastics problem
Kevin De France investigates the design and application of sustainable bio-based materials. The aim of his research program is to replace non-renewable plastic products with natural, recyclable, and ultimately sustainable materials.

Jan 24, 2023 — Dominik Barz wins 2022 Faculty Research Excellence Award
Dominik Barz, an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Research Award.

Jan 19, 2023 — Julián Ortiz discusses evolution and future of Mining: “it requires all the engineering disciplines”
Julián Ortiz wants you to know that Mining is more than just extracting materials from the earth. As Department Head and Associate Professor, he sees a future for the industry that encompasses responsible extraction that is respectful of the earth and its resources.

Jan 09, 2023 — How an internship emphasized the versatility and opportunities in Mining Engineering
Dalena Vo began a one-year term as a Mine Projects and Costing Intern this past summer at Canadian Natural Resources Limited in Calgary.