News Archive


2017


November

Ideas with purpose

The Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) is helping students, staff and faculty at Memorial develop business ideas with a purpose.

Ideas with purpose

The Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) is helping students, staff and faculty at Memorial develop business ideas with a purpose.

Global leader

Karan Bhatia is the first engineering student to come to Memorial under the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program.

Engineering professor is new Canada Research Chair

Dr. Helen Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is the Canada Research Chair in Coastal Environmental Engineering.

October

A new destination

Recently, six engineering undergraduate students did what no other MUN engineering students have done.

Faculty to host Chevron Lecture Series/SSPE Speakers Series

Join us at 1 p.m. in EN4002 in the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building on Oct. 17 for the Chevron Lecture Series/SSPE Speakers Series.

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to host public lecture

On Tuesday, October 17, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will be hosting a public lecture as part of its Speaking of Engineering Lecture Series.

Fortis Inc. pays tribute to Dr. Angus Bruneau through continued support of teaching technology and modern learning facilities at Memorial

Today Memorial announced a generous $200,000 donation from Fortis Inc. used to modernize the primary lecture theatre in the Engineering building on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus.

September

Second in the world

Enactus Memorial has won second place and $25,000 at the 2017 Enactus World Cup.

Safer ships

Part of a special feature showcasing Memorial's leadership and expertise in cold ocean and Arctic science, technology and society (COASTS).

As an island in the middle of the North Atlantic, Newfoundland and Labrador relies on ships to transport goods and people to and from mainland Canada, transport people within the province, for search and rescue, oil-spill response, sovereignty protection and other essential operations.

First-year students awarded $180,000 in STEM scholarships

Two first-year students at Memorial University have been named 2017 recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships.

New date for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Reunion 2017

A new date, October 28, 2017, has been confirmed for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science's Reunion 2017!

August

Paradigm Hyperloop places second at international competition

Paradigm Hyperloop, a team that designed a high-speed, air-levitating ground transport vehicle, took second place for speed at the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition in California this past weekend.

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Reunion 2017 postponed to later date

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has decided to postpone its Reunion 2017, which was originally set for September 8, to a date in October. 

Finding the sweet spot

Dr. Geoff Rideout, mechanical engineering professor and director of first-year engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, researches how to predict and control vibrations. His research, as a member of Memorial’s Drilling Technology Laboratory led by Dr. Steve Butt, can help in the design of efficient and reliable drill strings for the oil and gas industry.

Memorial welcomes new vice-president (research)

Memorial University has appointed Dr. Neil Bose as vice-president (research). The Board of Regents approved the appointment at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Perfect vision

Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is more than half way through its eight-year strategic growth plan (2012-2021).

Dr. Dennis Peters appointed acting dean of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Dennis Peters has been appointed acting dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science effective Sept. 1, 2017, until Nov. 30, 2017.

From Nigeria to N.L.

Peter Ogban’s path from Nigeria to Newfoundland to pursue a PhD in mechanical engineering was slightly circuitous.

Mechanical engineering students place second in national competition

Six senior mechanical engineering students recently placed second for their design of a 3D printer. They were competing in a national design competition, the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) National Design Competition for three-dimensional, or 3D, Printing.

Memorial graduates recognized for exceptional achievements

Technology trailblazer. Memorial champion. Opera star. Community builder.

Gordon Jin appointed chair of national committee

Gordon Jin, an academic staff member with the engineering co-operative education office was appointed chair of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s (CSCE) Honours and Fellowships Committee for a two-year term.

Mechanical engineering students place second in national competition

Six senior mechanical engineering students recently placed second for their design of a 3D printer. They were competing in a national design competition, the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) National Design Competition for three-dimensional, or 3D, Printing.

Memorial graduates recognized for exceptional achievements

Technology trailblazer. Memorial champion. Opera star. Community builder.

July

Registration is now open for Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Reunion 2017!

We had such a great time with you at Reunion 2016, we’re back this year with Reunion 2017! On September 8, come remember your days at Memorial and explore the university as it is today.

Register here.

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science receives positive accreditation review of undergraduate programs

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has received good news of a positive accreditation decision for its six undergraduate programs from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

June

Acclaim from the academy

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is celebrating two of its own who are among the latest inductees into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Engineering professor named Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Yuri Muzychka, professor and department head of mechanical engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) for his significant research and teaching contributions to the fields of heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Faculty awards went to all female students at regional science fair

On April 7-8, 2017, more than 200 regional junior high and high school science students came together at MacDonald Drive Junior High School for the 37th annual Eastern Regional Science & Technology Fair.

May

No limits: Engineering graduate and entrepreneur's future full of possibilities

Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science prides itself on the high-calibre of its students and graduates.

Engineers Canada to honour former Memorial University Dean of Engineering and Applied Science

On the evening of May 25 in downtown St. John's, 160 guests will attend the Engineers Canada annual Awards Gala.  Eight recipients, including professor emeritus and former dean Dr. Ross Peters, will receive national awards for their contributions to the Canadian engineering profession.

Dean reappointed

Dr. Greg Naterer has been renewed for a second term as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science effective Aug. 1, 2017.

The innovators: $4.9 million in federal-provincial funding to accelerate new technologies

A team of Memorial researchers and a Genesis Centre client have received combined federal-provincial support of more than $4.9 million.

Engineering Dean completes term as chair and becomes past chair of national council

In a recent meeting of the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science (NCDEAS) in Ottawa, Memorial’s dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science completed his two-year term as chair.

Smart research: Engineering prof researching ways to keep personal information safe

Despite their name, smart devices make our personal information vulnerable to hackers and criminals – as witnessed in the global ransomware hack.

April

Doctor Who writer inspired by professor's swarm robotics research

This weekend’s episode of the long-running hit British television show, Doctor Who, will have a special connection to one Memorial University researcher.

Chair for Teaching and Learning leads Memorial's first workplace-oriented mindfulness training program for students

A number of graduate and undergraduate students took part in a 10-week workplace mindfulness course this semester.

Dr. Leonard Lye inducted as Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada

Dr. Leonard Lye, associate dean, graduate studies, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, was inducted as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) on April 1 for his exceptional contributions to the engineering profession.

Mechanical engineering students showcase their senior design projects

On April 5, the Memorial University CSME Student Chapter held its second annual MUN CSME Design Competition.

Public lecture to discuss hydraulic fracturing and its implications for Western Newfoundland

The next Speaking of Engineering public lecture will take place on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre.

The lecture on hydraulic fracturing and its implications for Western Newfoundland will be given by Dr. Ray Gosine, chair of the Independent Public Panel and vice-president (research) pro tempore, Memorial University.

 

March

Rajib Dey awarded prestigious Chancellor's Award with Fry Family Foundation Leadership Award

Rajib Dey had more than one reason to celebrate when he received his doctor of philosophy degree (PhD) at Memorial University this past October. Mr. Dey was also awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Graduate Award with the Fry Family Foundation Award.

Startup support

Memorial University has a new entrepreneurship centre that aims to support early-stage entrepreneurs to develop and launch their own businesses.

Two subsea engineering chairs appointed at Memorial University

Memorial University’s research capacity and partnerships with the offshore oil industry is expanding through the appointment of two new subsea engineering research chairs.

Floating on air

Nine students from Memorial University travelled to Texas in January 2016 and presented their design for a prototype of a high-speed ground transport vehicle that floats on air bearings in a vacuum tube. They were participating in the SpaceX hyperloop pod competition created by Canadian-American billionaire inventor and entrepreneur, Elon Musk.

Experiential engineers

Engineers have an obligation to use their technical expertise to make the world a better place. One of the ways they do this is by giving back to their communities. Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with local not-for-profit community groups to teach students how engineers can have positive impacts on their communities and reinforce the values that engineers serve the world.

February

Industrial research chair established at Memorial University to improve safety at sea

Significant investments totalling more than $2.6 million from industry, government and Memorial University will help to improve offshore safety of human and workplace performance while at sea.

Giant presence

Dr. Angus Bruneau, founding dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial, has passed away at the age of 81.

Engineering a career

Each term at Memorial, more than 400 engineering students secure co-op work term placements, nationally and internationally.

January

International impact

Dr. Ali Nasiri, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the Robert L. Peaslee Brazing Award.”

Kazakhstan bound

This year’s World University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan, will have a lone participant from Newfoundland and Labrador.


2016


December

Waste diversion

We generate waste every day, most of which goes to incineration landfill sites.

Jinghua Nie receives President's Award for her exemplary service

Jinghua Nie has received the President’s Award for Exemplary Service, which recognizes outstanding service to the Memorial community by administrative and support staff who make significant contributions beyond normal employment responsibilities.

 

Dr. Glyn George receives President's Award for his distinguished teaching

Dr. Glyn George has received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, which recognizes continued teaching excellence and outstanding achievement in teaching effectiveness.

St. John's electrical engineering conference celebrates 25 years

The 2016 Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (NECEC 2016) took place on Nov. 10 at the Holiday Inn. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the conference.

Award-winning researcher part of $7.8 million corrosion project

Dr. Faisal Khan, head, Department of Process Engineering and director, Centre for Risk, Integrity, Safety and Engineering, is part of a collaborative research project involving four universities in Alberta and Atlantic Canada.

Dec. 6 Vigil to Commemorate the Montreal Massacre

The Sexual Harassment Office and Department of Gender Studies invite you to the annual Dec. 6 Vigil.

November

Public lecture to talk about how risks are managed for natural disasters

On Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, rm. EN2006 on Memorial University's St. John's campus, Dr. Bilal Ayyub, director, Center for Technology and Systems Management, University of Maryland, will present on how risks are managed for natural disasters as part of the faculty's Speaking of Engineering Lecture Series.

International reach

A member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has won the prestigious Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Chair’s Award for Meritorious Service for her outstanding service to international education at Memorial University.

Entrepreneurial engineers

Four alumni of Memorial’s engineering faculty have been included in Atlantic Business Magazine’s 50 top Atlantic Canadian CEOs for 2016 — and one as CEO of the Year.

Shrimp waste: From industrial garbage to offshore oil spill cleaner

Each year, approximately 100,000 tons of shrimp are landed by Newfoundland and Labrador’s fish harvesters.

October

Dean review

Dr. Greg Naterer’s appointment as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science expires on July 31, 2017, and he has indicated his desire to be reappointed for a second term.

Remembering Diane Coffin

On September 29, Engineering faculty and staff gathered with family and friends and former colleagues of Diane Coffin to walk in her memory and raise funds for her family. Diane was a well-respected and loved employee in the faculty, who passed away this past July. The day of the walk would have been her 40th birthday.

September

Engineering professor receives national award

Dr. Lesley James, Chevron Chair in Petroleum Engineering, has won the prestigious and highly competitive Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty.

Memorial musicians, engineer elected to Royal Society of Canada

A pair of researchers from the School of Music are receiving the highest honour for Canadian scholars, while an engineering professor is being recognized as an emerging leader in his field of expertise.

August

Dr. Kevin Pope honoured with national award

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) has awarded Dr. Kevin Pope the CSME I.W. Smith Award for his outstanding achievement in creative mechanical engineering.

Working towards 'greener' ships

A research project led by Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has the potential to make a significant impact on the worldwide shipping industry while helping protect the environment.

Teaching excellence

Dr. Wei Qiu, head of the Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering (ONAE) at Memorial, received the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador’s (PEGNL) Teaching Award for 2016.

July

Two students to broaden horizons at London science conference

Two Memorial University students will represent Canada while taking the trip of a lifetime this summer.

Nain project prepares new graduates for real-world collaboration

A community-based final project provided both inspiration and an opportunity to apply technical concepts they learned in class, say some recent Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science graduates.

A space to grow

Midway through the initiative to double the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science between 2012 and 2021, incremental space in the new Core Science Facility will mean additional space for laboratories, design studios and offices.

Core Science Facility tender cancelled; will be revised, re-issued

Memorial University has cancelled the major construction tender for its Core Science Facility (CSF) because the bids received for this work were higher than expected.

International champions: Eastern Edge Robotics captures fourth international ROV competition title

Eastern Edge Robotics, Memorial University’s Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) team earned top honours at the 2016 MATE International ROV Competition held at the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, Texas.

Collaborative program on integrated operations in remote and harsh locations

In collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Memorial University is hosting the NTNU-MUN INTPART Summer Program on integrated Operations in Remote and Harsh Locations from June 27-Aug. 5, 2016.

Quick facts about the new Core Science Facility

The Core Science Facility, scheduled for completion in 2019, will provide modern research and laboratory teaching spaces primarily for the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

June

Breaking the ice: CARD Chair in Ice Mechanics focusing on Arctic, sub-Arctic

Dr. Rocky Taylor has had a fascination with ice since he was a kid growing up in a small community northwest of St. Anthony, NL, known as the iceberg capital of the world.

By design: Baja team makes it to design finals at international competition

Memorial’s Baja SAE team moved up six spots over last year and achieved their highest ranking to date during competition in Rochester, N.Y., June 9-12.

National recognition: Dean, Regent inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

An industry expert and a nationally respected academic leader are among the latest inductees into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Funding for exploration and discovery: Memorial researchers receive more than $6.7 million from NSERC

Nearly $7-million in new federal funding will accelerate more than 50 individual research projects on three of Memorial’s campuses in areas ranging from resource management to ocean sciences to enhanced oil recovery.

Building the future

Memorial’s state-of-the-art Core Science Facility has received $125 million in joint federal-provincial funding, an unprecedented level of support that will significantly advance Memorial’s teaching, learning and research capacity across multiple disciplines.

West to east: Developing a national network in shipbuilding and marine research

The National Network for Innovative Shipbuilding and Marine Research and Training (iSMART) workshops will take place at the University of British Columbia this July and at Memorial University in September.

Supporting role: Memorial ranked first in international Graduate Support Services

Many students from countries such as China, Iran and Nigeria come to Memorial for a specific program of study; others come for the opportunity to conduct research with a world-renowned expert in their chosen field.

Memorial University CSME Student Chapter held the first annual MUN CSME Design Competition

On March 31, the Memorial University CSME Student Chapter held its debut public event, the first annual MUN CSME Design Competition. 

May

Dr. Faisal Khan appointed as foreign expert

Dr. Faisal Khan has been appointed as an academic advisor in the area of safety and risk engineering by the Chinese Higher Education, the authority that administers higher education and research in academic and research institutions in China.

Two Statoil Chairs appointed at Memorial University

Memorial University’s research capacity in the offshore oil industry is expanding through the appointment of two new research chairs.

Positive reinforcement

Having grown up in historic Isfahan, Iran’s No. 1 tourist destination due to the city’s stunning array of art and architecture, Javad Hashemi appears to be a product of his environment when it comes to making his mark on the world.

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science releases 2015 Annual Research report

The faculty's 2015 Annual Research Report now available online.

Blowin' in the wind

All across the world, energy demands are at an all time high. This global issue is complex – no two regions are exactly alike and each faces a unique challenge. Managing the global energy crisis requires some mass-scale creative problem solving.

April

Meeting of the minds

Memorial’s Ocean Engineering Research Centre (OERC) and the Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering (ONAE) co-hosted a high-profile NATO specialist team workshop on Polar Ship Design and Safety with Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND).

Public lecture to talk about how NASA studies climate change

Have you ever wondered how NASA studies climate change?

 

Breaking down barriers

Earlier this year, Memorial University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) hosted a Kumvana Fellow as part of the organization’s annual initiative called The Kumvana Program.

Engineering student wins bronze medal at national wrestling competition

Third-year civil engineering student Dennis Sutton is wrestling his way through university – but not in the way you think. Last month, the St. John’s native won a bronze medal at the 2016 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Wrestling Championships, hosted by Brock University.

Combatting oil spills

Dr. Bing Chenn established and leads the Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory - the first of its kind in Canada.

March

Dynamic duo

At the recent Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC), hosted by McGill University, students Katy Warren and Peter Snow represented Memorial well and won second place in the re-engineering category.

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Annual Research Day

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science would like you to join us for our first Annual Research Day to showcase on-going research in the faculty.

A new centre of excellence in risk, integrity and safety engineering at Memorial University

A new interdisciplinary centre of excellence has been established in Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Canstruction: You can make a difference

According to the Community Food Sharing Association’s website, there are currently thousands of people in Newfoundland and Labrador who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and children in our schools who are distracted because they are hungry.

Swarm robotics: Why one engineering professor looks to insects for robotic inspiration

Dr. Andrew Vardy, an associate professor who is joint appointed with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Faculty of Science’s Department of Computer Science, is interested in ants and bees.

Critical support: Students receive awards to explore NL's ocean industries

Nineteen students were presented with Ocean Industries Student Research Awards (OISRA) at a ceremony on the St. John’s campus March 7.

February

Engineering solutions: Engineering students advance to national competition for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, engineering students competed – and performed well – at the annual Atlantic Engineering Competition, which, this year, was hosted by the University of New Brunswick.

Engineering students hold Annual Winter Charity Ball in support of families of kids battling cancer

For 10 years, engineering undergraduate students have been holding an annual Charity Ball fundraiser in support of local charities. The annual event has made positive impact on the community and gained popularity in recent years.

Indian Mission: Academic conference results in increased collaborations

Representatives from Memorial University’s Internationalization Office and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science recently returned from a successful trip to India where they visited with universities keen to collaborate with Memorial.

Finding her own way: Engineering student seeks out - and secures - work-term placement

When it comes to finding a work term placement, Clara Decán got creative.

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to host 4th annual open house

On Saturday, March 12, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will host the fourth annual open house as part of National Engineering and Geoscience month. The open house is an opportunity for the public, potential students and their parents, kids and the media to learn what Memorial engineering has to offer.

Six universities, one mission: Hyperloop pod team advances in competition

No one was really surprised when Elon Musk took the stage on the final day of the SpaceX hyperloop pod competition design weekend.

Marine icing: Detection and modelling

Working in harsh environments has many challenges. The first thing that comes to mind is the challenge of navigating through icy waters, but equally important are the challenges associated with ice build up on vessels. Ice buildup can quickly damage vessels and equipment and make them unstable. This, in turn, puts the lives of the people who work on such vessels in danger. The Marine Icing Research Group at Memorial, which consists of Dr. Yuri Muzychka and a team of faculty and graduate student researchers, is working to develop new technologies that will accurately predict and monitor marine icing conditions to help prevent ice buildup.

Engineering Co-operative Education awarded six-year accreditation

The Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) has awarded the faculty’s co-operative education program full accreditation to December 31, 2021 for its undergraduate programs in civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, ocean and naval architectural and process engineering.

January

Engineering professors appointed to prestigious international technical committees

Four professors in the faculty’s Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering have been appointed to prestigious international technical committees.

Engineering professors named Fellows of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Drs. Wei Qiu and Claude Daley, both ocean and naval architectural engineering professors in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, have been named Fellows of the Society of Naval Architect & Marine Engineers (SNAME).

Dr. Octavia Dobre received President's Award for her outstanding research contributions

The President’s Award for Outstanding Research recognizes young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to their scholarly disciplines. With her outstanding leadership in the field of communications research, Dr. Octavia Dobre is truly deserving of the award.

Upcoming F.W. Angel Memorial Lecture to talk about educating the professional of the future

Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. as education thought leader David E. Goldberg, Jerry S. Dobrovolny Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Founder & CEO at ThreeJoy Associates, Inc., presents, "What's love got to do with it? Educating the professional of the future."

Dr. Octavia Dobre elected as editor-in-chief of international journal

Dr. Octavia Dobre, associate professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected as editor-in-chief of IEEE Communications Letters.


2015


December

Dr. Wei Qiu elected to Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects

Dr. Wei Qiu, professor, Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, has been elected to become a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).

Public lecture to talk about potential offshore oil spill accidents

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University will host a public lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 16 to talk about offshore oil spill response in harsh environments using enhanced dispersion and biodegradation.

New Teaching and Learning Chair in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Janna Rosales is the inaugural Chair for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

November

Memorial engineering students first Canadian graduates of the global engineering certificate

Memorial engineering students Robert Shea and Brian Peach are the first Canadian graduates of the new Global Engineering Certificate.

So surreal: Engineering student is Canada's Smartest Person

Fourth-year electrical engineering student Katy Warren beat out seven other finalists on the Nov. 22 finale of CBC Television’s Canada’s Smartest Person and claimed the show's coveted title.

Engineering student wins CIM scholarship at annual mining conference

Fifth-year mechanical engineering student Nathan Ash received a $3,000 scholarship from the Canadian Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Newfoundland Branch.

October

Dr. Octavia Dobre elected to IEEE Administrative Committee

Dr. Octavia Dobre, associate professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected as a member of the Administrative Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Society.

Is a Memorial engineering student Canada's Smartest Person?

Winning in the fourth round of CBC’s competition series, Canada’s Smartest Person, on Oct. 25, earned fourth-year electrical engineering student Katy Warren a spot in the finals to compete against six other finalists to claim the title of Canada’s Smartest Person.

Memorial engineering student to compete on Canada's Smartest Person

Could fourth-year electrical engineering student Katy Warren be Canada's Smartest Person? The St. John’s-native decided to try out for CBC’s competition series, Canada’s Smartest Person, after she watched an online ad for the show.

Walking the walk: Dr. Glyn George is passionate about giving back to his community

Dr. Glyn George is the type of person you want on your team. He is dedicated, capable and passionate and when it comes to students and their education – he not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.

September

Jonas Roberts awarded prestigious Chancellor's Award with the Fry Family Foundation Leadership Award

When Jonas Roberts crossed the stage at spring convocation to receive his doctor of philosophy degree, he had more than one reason to be proud. Dr. Roberts not only received his doctoral degree but he also received the Chancellor’s Graduate Award with the Fry Foundation Leadership Award.

August

Baja team improves speed and confidence at international competition

With its 42nd-place finish at the Baja SAE competition in Maryland this past spring, Memorial’s Baja team is pleased with its overall performance and final results.

Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments is now accepting papers

The 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments will be held in St. John's on May 30-June 1, 2016, and papers on topics related to scientific understanding and engineering challenges for technological development and safe operation in harsh environments are now being accepted until Oct. 15, 2015.

July

Engineering SailBOT team wins international sailing competition

Last month, Memorial hosted the 9th International Robotic Sailing Regatta (IRSR) and the MUN SailBOT team with its sailBOT, Petunia II, sailed through to first place, beating out five other teams to become the 2015 champions.

Refreshing research on rural drinking water

A tall glass of water. Refreshing? Absolutely. Safe? Well that is something Dr. Tahir Husain, associate dean (research) with Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is working on.

Biomedical research symposium taking place in St. John's

Memorial’s Faculty of Medicine is hosting a two-day biomedical research symposium called BIOMEDICINE 2015 on July 9-10.  

Seeking talented and motivated high school students

The deadline for application to the ArcticENGINEER Summer Camp at Memorial University is approaching! Please remind your high school students to submit their application before June 24.

June

Dr. Amgad Hussein inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

A member of Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering CSCE) this past May in recognition of his excellence in civil engineering and contributions to the profession. 

Memorial hosting international workshop on information theory

The 14th Canadian Workshop on Information Technology (CWIT 2015) will be held in St. John’s from July 6-9. It will be the first time this biennial, research-oriented workshop will be held in Newfoundland.

Jinghua Nie's outstanding work ethic has earned her the SGS' Dean's Award for Service Excellence

Jinghua Nie, the faculty’s international officer, has been awarded the School of Graduate Studies’ (SGS) Dean’s Award for Service Excellence.

Seeking talented and motivated high school students

The deadline for application to the ArcticENGINEER Summer Camp at Memorial University is approaching! Please remind your high school students to submit their application before June 24.

Doug Oldford awarded Suncor Challenge Coin

Retiring Memorial engineering co-op coordinator Doug Oldford has a coin that money can’t buy.

Dr. Greg Naterer honoured with national award

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) has awarded Dr. Greg Naterer the Robert W. Angus Medal for his outstanding contributions to the management and practice of mechanical engineering.

National engineering academy inducts three individuals with ties to Memorial

The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) inducted a number of alumni, faculty members and longtime Memorial University supporters to its membership at its 2015 annual general meeting and symposium in Hamilton, Ont., June 4.

New engineering graduate is taking the lead

When Memorial engineering graduate TeAndra Thomas returns to her native Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), the 23-year-old will start working with Fortis TCI, a subsidiary of St. John’s-headquartered Fortis Inc.

Memorial engineering professors take part in nanotechnology research

Two researchers from Memorial’s engineering faculty are taking part in a $7.7-million project on nanotechnologies funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s 2015 Innovation Fund.

May

Gordon Jin inducted as EIC Fellow

Gordon Jin, academic staff member for co-operative education with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, was inducted as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) on May 26 for his contributions to the profession. He was one of 21 engineers in Canada inducted during the institute’s annual awards gala in Montreal.

Seeking counsellors for summer camps

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is seeking camp counsellors/student supervisors for its Summer Camps Program.

Arctic engineering conference honouring Ian Jordaan

A lifetime of ice mechanics research by Dr. Ian Jordaan, professor emeritus with Memorial’s engineering faculty, will be honoured during the 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering taking place in St. John’s from May 31 to June 4.

 

Dr. Yuri Muzychka elected ASME Fellow

Dr. Yuri Muzychka, interim head of Memorial University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for his expertise and contributions to the field of engineering.

April

Engineering students land EWB awards

A group of Memorial engineering students who attended the national Engineers Without Borders (EWB) conference in Montreal, Que., recently came away with new ideas, self-confidence, connections and a pair of awards for their hard work.

 

March

Living the dream

For St. John’s native Mollie Jameson, the dream of one day working at Fisher Price has become a reality. After seeing an online job posting, submitting her resume and following up with a phone call that accidentally put her on the line with the company’s chief engineer, the fourth-year mechanical engineering student is currently completing her fifth work term at the American toy company and it is everything she had dreamed it would be and more.

 

Memorial hosts national engineering competition

Memorial engineering students welcomed 153 students from all across Canada for the Canadian Engineering Competition held in St. Johns, March 5-8.

Public lecture on Internet security

Join us on Wed., March 11 at 7:30 p.m. for a public lecture on Internet security and privacy.

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Anderson, computer engineering professor with Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Date and time: March 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre, rm. EN-2006, main lobby, S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, Memorial University's St. John's campus.

View poster.

The Speaking of Engineering Lecture Series is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and sponsored by the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEG NL).

 

 

Video series recognizes Memorial's ambitious goal of doubling research

Memorial University is proud to launch Research in Focus, a four-part video series that recognizes the university’s research aspirations for the next five years.

Biofuels: a clean energy alternative

Heating your home or powering your car using fuel made from scraps of wood and food waste is not necessarily a farfetched idea.

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is hosting its annual open house this Saturday!

We are engineering a fun day just for you on Sat., March 14!

Join us on Sat., March 14 from 10-2 for the faculty's annual open house.

Location: Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre, main lobby, S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, Memorial University's St. John's campus.


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February

Engineering students raise funds for local charity

On Jan. 24, engineering students hosted the ninth annual Charity Ball at the Johnson GEO CENTRE and raised $20,000 in support of children in the province who are battling Type 1 diabetes. This is the most money raised at this annual fundraiser in support of a local charity.

Memorial engineering students dominated at engineering competition

Memorial engineering students competed at the 31st annual Atlantic Engineering Competition (AEC) held at Dalhousie University, Jan. 16-18 and with three first-place wins, a second-place win and four third-place wins, students from Memorial dominated the competition.

 

International collaboration with top petroleum engineering schools

Over the past few years, Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with several prestigious universities, including two of China’s most prestigious petroleum universities – China University of Petroleum-Beijing (CUPB) and China University of Petroleum East China (UPC).

January

Memorial engineering hosting public lecture on the effects of climate change

Have you ever wondered about the effects of climate change?

Join Robert Sandford, EPCOR chair, Water & Climate Security, United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment & Health and Dr. Ken Snelgrove, civil engineering professor with Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science as they talk about our changing hydrologic cycle and its consequences.

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Civil ceremony: Engineering alumni return for wedding photos

A pair of engineering grads came back to the spot where it all began for them recently.

 

Reducing challenges related to reservoir souring in province's offshore

Drs. Helen Zhang, Kelly Hawboldt and Amy Hsiao, professors in Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, along with Drs. Penny Morrill and Christina Bottaro of the Faculty of Science, recently established a $3.4 million collaborative research partnership with Suncor Energy Inc. to identify the mechanisms, impacts and potential solutions related to offshore reservoir souring.


2014


December

Dr. Faisal Khan receives President's Award for his outstanding supervision of graduate students

The President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Supervision recognizes outstanding supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. As a person who naturally wants to help and make life better for his students, Dr. Faisal Khan is truly deserving of this award.

 

Dr. Geoff Rideout has been honoured with a President's Award for his teaching

The President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching recognizes outstanding teaching by a faculty member. Dr. Geoff Rideout’s passion and concern for his students has earned him this distinguished award.

 

Dr. Leonard Lye receives President's Award for his exceptional community service

The President’s Award for Exceptional Community Service recognizes faculty or staff who have demonstrated exceptional voluntary contributions to communities and/or organizations, with significant impact beyond what might normally be considered academic or professional service. Not only is he associate dean of graduate studies and a professor of civil engineering in Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Dr. Lye’s commitment to the people around him goes well beyond his professional life and is what makes him so deserving of this award.

 

Engineering co-op student to play Santa's little helper this winter

For Mollie Jameson, the best surprise of the 2014 holiday season is waiting for her in New York City.

 

Engineering and applied science opens a major new R&D centre for offshore engineering

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has officially opened a new research centre dedicated to ocean/offshore engineering research and development.

 

King of the drill: Improved drilling efficiency
could mark a sea change in the
offshore oil and gas industry

Dr. Steve Butt is leading a project to develop tools and technologies to improve offshore oil and gas drilling safety and efficiency. The work of this process engineering professor and his team will also increase drilling research capacity at Memorial.

 

Engineering professor receives Terra Nova Young Innovator Award

Dr. Bing Chen, an associate professor of civil engineering and leader of the Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) laboratory in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is a 2014 recipient of the Terra Nova Young Innovator Award.

 

November

Engineering dean appointed editor-in-chief of international journal

The dean of engineering and applied science at Memorial has been appointed editor-in-chief of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (JTHT).

 

Improving safety in harsh environments

For the second year in a row, safety and integrity experts and researchers came together in St. John’s for the Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments Workshop.

 

October

RDC announces $1 million to students in ocean industries research

Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor, Memorial University, hosted an announcement recognizing a $1-million investment in the ocean industries, including offshore petroleum, aquaculture and fisheries on Thursday, Oct. 30.

 

CARD chair in ice mechanics leads Canadian team in collaborative field research in the Barents Sea

Growing up in Raleigh, NL, a small picturesque town on the Great Northern Peninsula, Dr. Rocky Taylor was literally a stone's throw from the harsh North Atlantic Ocean.

 

Speaking of Engineering Public Lecture: How safe is your drinking water?

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will host a public lecture on how the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is ensuring that the residents of this province have safe and clean drinking water.

 

Memorial engineering students recipients of the Peter Kohler Scholarship for the second year in a row

For the second year in a row, two undergraduate engineering students from Memorial are the recipients of the Peter Kohler Scholarship.

Diving into the mysteries of Smith Sound

The deep waters of Smith Sound, Trinity Bay, hold many mysteries. Why did Smith Sound have a strong and vibrant cod stock during the moratorium? What happened to vessels that sank in the 1890s during an ice storm? Are there really internal standing waves, or seiches, in the waters and what drives them? These are questions surrounding one of the longest fjords along the coast of the island, questions that no one has been able to answer. A team of researchers from Memorial’s Marine Environmental Research Laboratory for Intelligent Vehicles (MERLIN) is searching for the answers in hopes of uncovering the mysteries of Smith Sound.

 

Memorial students win international ferry competition

Recently, students from Memorial won an international competition where they were tasked with designing a safe and affordable ferry. 

 

Register for Reunion 2014

Engineering classes of 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004 are invited back to campus to celebrate Reunion 2014, as part of MUNdays. Please follow this link for more information and to register: http://www.mun.ca/mundays/events/reunion_engineeringallclass.php

 

 

September

Environmental protection on a nano-scale

Even a small amount of oil spilled in a marine environment can have a devastating impact. So small, in fact, Memorial researchers are working at the nano-level to create sensors for use in harsh environments.

 

Our double vision is 2020

Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is expanding to meet needs of the province

Building the foundation: Summer programs inspire youth to choose engineering

For the third year in a row, engineering summer camps continued to inspire elementary and high school students from across the province to consider a career in engineering.

 

Iceberg trackers

Small icebergs can be highly dangerous to ships and others operating at sea. They’re stealthy, unpredictable and merciless, especially along Iceberg Alley — one of the most densely-packed concentrations of icebergs in the world.

     

     

    Memorial engineering students do well at regional student paper contest

    With first, second and third place wins, Memorial engineering students performed well at the 2014 Canadian Region Student Paper Contest hosted by the Memorial University Student Chapter.

     

    Hibernia investment grows enrichment programming

    Memorial University will help cultivate the next generation of innovators in Newfoundland and Labrador thanks to a $2.85-million investment from the Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC).

     

    July

    Keeping workers safer

    A team from Memorial lead by Dr. Faisal Khan, head of process engineering and Vale Research Chair in Process Risk and Safety Engineering, is working on a risk assessment tool to predict high-severity accidents before they occur.

     

    Keeping workers safer

    A team from Memorial lead by Dr. Faisal Khan, head of process engineering and Vale Research Chair in Process Risk and Safety Engineering, is working on a risk assessment tool to predict high-severity accidents before they occur.

    $2.3 million to overcome challenges in oil and gas sector

    An announcement of $2.3 million investment in 17 Memorial-led R&D projects was made on the St. John’s campus July 8. The projects will address opportunities and challenges related to harsh and Arctic environments.

     

    $2.3 million to overcome challenges in oil and gas sector

    An announcement of $2.3 million investment in 17 Memorial-led R&D projects was made on the St. John’s campus July 8. The projects will address opportunities and challenges related to harsh and Arctic environments.

    June

    Off-road lessons: Engineering students place well in international racing competition

    Team Memorial Baja finished 52nd out of 90 universities at the Baja SAE competition in Peoria, Ill., June 4-7.

     

    Valuing his time

    A member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has been recognized for his outstanding volunteer service.

     

    Off-road lessons: Engineering students place well in international racing competition

    Team Memorial Baja finished 52nd out of 90 universities at the Baja SAE competition in Peoria, Ill., June 4-7.

    Valuing his time

    A member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has been recognized for his outstanding volunteer service.

    Taking construction to new heights

    Industrial Post Doctoral Fellow Migara Liyanage helps ND Dobbin develop a 3D-laser scanning system that will revolutionize construction planning.

    Taking construction to new heights

    Industrial Post Doctoral Fellow Migara Liyanage helps ND Dobbin develop a 3D-laser scanning system that will revolutionize construction planning.

    Reconstruction and recovery projects provide unique learning environment

    Civil engineering students from Memorial had a unique opportunity recently to learn first-hand how the concepts and theories they learn in the classroom apply to the needs of society.

     

    Concept design phase of core sciences building nearing completion

    The concept design phase of the new 425,000 square foot core sciences facility is expected to wrap up in July.

     

    May

    Engineering students to compete in international off-road racing competition

    For the fifth consecutive year, engineering students will represent Memorial University at the international Baja SAE competition. The 2014 competition will be held in Peoria, Ill., June 4-7.

     

    Dr. Amy Hsiao recognized by Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador for teaching excellence

    Dr. Amy Hsiao, a mechanical engineering professor and chair of the Board of Studies of the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is the 2014 recipient of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador’s (PEGNL) Teaching Award.

     

    ArcticENGINEER high school enrichment program accepting applications until May 30

    The ArcticENGINEER summer enrichment program hosted by Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) and funded through the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is now accepting applications from high school students for the summer of 2014. 

     

    Students from Memorial invited to attend sustainability conference

    On May 23-26, students from Memorial will be joining their peers to participate in IMPACT! The Co-operator’s Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership.IMPACT was launched in 2009 by The Co-operators to draw attention to sustainability and includes a conference, workshops, mentoring and funding for student projects.

     

    Major milestone: Founding dean of engineering and applied science recalls first graduating class

    It has been 40 years since Memorial University graduated its first class of engineers. On May 25, 1974, Memorial graduated 76 bright, eager students, each with a bachelor of engineering degree in hand.

    Engineering students advance to international competition for the first time

    Thanks to a strong performance at the 2014 Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC), engineering students from Memorial will represent Canada at the international level of the event for the first time.

    Collaborative Arctic field program in Barents Sea completed

    A team of Arctic researchers from Memorial University and the C-CORE Centre for Arctic Resource Development (CARD) have completed an exciting collaborative field program with the University Centre of Svalbard (UNIS) in the Barents Sea, which lies in the high Arctic, north of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

     

    Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science adopts a new departmentalized structure

    As of May 1, Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science changed its organizational structure from a single academic unit to a new departmental structure with five departments.

     

    April

    Memorial University signs MOU with Norwegian company

    Memorial University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with EUREKA PUMPS of Norway, a pump supplier with more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, offering a range of pumps and generator sets that covers a majority of applications. The MOU will mean collaboration on research activities, teaching, and employment of engineering co-op students.

     

    Improving lives one project at a time

    The life of a young boy will be a little easier and more enjoyable thanks to Dr. Leonard Lye, co-ordinator and founder of the Newfoundland and Labrador branch of the Tetra Society of North America and some first-year engineering students.

    A 'spark' for harsh environments

    When a person leaves their home and family in Germany and travels 2,700 miles to Newfoundland and Labrador to study harsh environments, they must be passionate about the topic.

    March

    Ice mechanics chair appointed at Memorial University

    Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has a new research chair. 

     

    Data traffic

    The Internet has become the place to watch high-definition television and videos, play games and listen to music. As the reasons to log on become greater every year, so does the number of users and the data traffic.

    Cleaning up contaminated environments safely

    We all know when an oil spill occurs, it’s important to clean it up as soon as possible. But, what about the process used to clean it up?

     

    Annual Open House

    The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is hosting an open house on Saturday, March 22.

     

    February

    Advanced engineering research and training for harsh weather aircraft

    Harsh weather environments provide a particular challenge for researchers creating amphibious aircrafts.

     

    Memorial engineering students among the best in Atlantic Canada

    Two undergraduate engineering students from Memorial received a significant boost recently when they became the first recipients of the Peter Kohler Scholarship.

     

    Aboriginal ambassadors: Fostering curiousity and ambition for engineering in southern Labrador's youth

    This past September, after two years of hard work and planning, members of Memorial’s Aboriginal Ambassador Program (AAP) Committee, a partnership between Memorial University, the College of the North Atlantic and the NunatuKavut Community Council, travelled to southern Labrador to speak with Southern Inuit youth about engineering and engineering technology.

    Engineering students advance to national competition

    Undergraduate engineering students competed at the 30th Annual Atlantic Engineering Competition (AEC) held at the University of Moncton from Jan. 24-26. Divided into five different teams – two  senior design teams, a re-engineering design team, an engineering communications team and a junior design team – the students from Memorial did well with seven of the 15 competitors earning spots to compete nationally at the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) next month in London, ON.

     

    January

    Arctic research project to provide unique opportunity for doctoral students

    Students interested in doing a PhD centred on Arctic shipping and operations have yet another reason to consider Memorial University.

     

    Dr. Eric Gill receives President's Award for his teaching

    The President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching recognizes continued teaching excellence and outstanding achievement in teaching effectiveness. Given the criteria for the award, it came as no surprise when Dr. Eric Gill was chosen as the recipient for 2013.

     

    Dr. Faisal Khan receives the President's Award for Outstanding Research

    The President’s Award for Outstanding Research recognizes young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to their scholarly disciplines. Dr. Faisal Khan is one of the recipients of the 2013 President's Award for Outstanding Research.


    2013


    December

    Memorial moving towards selecting architects for core sciences facility

    Memorial University is moving forward in the next phase of the new core sciences facility project.

     

    Wood Group continues investment in Arctic technology development

    Wood Group has renewed its sponsorship of the Wood Group Chair of Arctic and Harsh Environment Engineering at Memorial University for a second five-year term, from 2014 to 2019.

     

    Public lecture to discuss new methodologies for MRI studies of fluids in porous media

    Join Dr. Bruce Balcom on Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. in the S. J. Carew Building, room EN-4002 to discuss new methodologies for MRI studies of fluids in porous media.

    November

    Memorial University to hold Dec. 6 vigil

    Students, staff, faculty and friends will pause and reflect during a special ceremony on Memorial University's St. John's campus Friday, Dec. 6.

     

    Undergraduate female engineering enrolment at Memorial University highest in Canada

    At 29 per cent, Memorial University’s percentage of female first-year undergraduate engineering students is the highest of any major Canadian engineering school.

     

    Engineering to host public lecture on role of engineering in global issues

    Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will host a public lecture on the role of engineering in global issues on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in room EN2006 of the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building.

     

    Proactive approach

    Did you see Memorial University? Who is Memorial University? You would have heard these questions if you were at the Student Life Expo (SLE) this year.

    October

    Hebron Diversity research grant recipients announced

    Dr. Cecilia Moloney, a professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Dr. Francesca Kerton, an associate professor with the Department of Chemistry, received the non-endowed one-year research Grant A and Grant B, respectively.

     

    September

    Engineering Student Society B and Dean of Engineering and Applied Science issue formal statements regarding D-Day mugs

    Dr. Greg Naterer, dean of Engineering and Applied Science, met with engineering student society B members to express his disappointment with their recent D-Day mugs. He emphasized that the image on the mug was unacceptable, and did not reflect his values, nor the values of the university, nor those of the engineering profession. The profession upholds a high standard of integrity, moral character and professional conduct.

     

    August

    Successful pilot project introduces youth to engineering careers

    When asked what engineers ‘do’ at the beginning of the ArcticENGINEER enrichment program, many of the 24 student participants had the same answer –design and build things. But after a week of visiting engineering labs and related facilities as part of an immersive program coordinated by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the students had a much better understanding of the variety of opportunities for a career in engineering.

     

    Shad Valley: The enrichment program that has high school students from all across Canada talking

    Talk to just about any high school student across Canada and chances are they’ve heard about Shad Valley – a four-week summer enrichment program that caters to high school students who have a keen interest in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as the STEM subjects. The Shad program started at Memorial University in 2003 and was originally run by the P.J. Gardiner Institute but in 2007, Dr. Leonard Lye and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science took over the program and it just keeps getting bigger and better.

     

    Engineering entrepreneurism

    While many engineers dream of becoming an entrepreneur, Sarah Lynn Russell (B.Eng. ’07), was no exception; however, becoming owner and manager of the family business was not something she dreamed of while completing her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Memorial University.

     

    Engineering is participating in Reunion 2013!

    Put yourself back in the picture and head back to campus and reconnect with former classmates, friends and Memorial for havin’ a time: Reunion 2013, which runs from October 17-21 in St. John’s.

     

    July

    Synergies among disciplines: Memorial advances core sciences infrastructure project

    Memorial University has decided on the location of planned core sciences infrastructure on its St. John’s campus.

     

    Honorary research professor publishes new book on offshore structures

    Dr. Arisi Swamidas, an honorary research professor with Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has teamed up with former colleague, Dr. D.V. Reddy, a professor of civil, environmental and geomatics engineering and director, Center for Marine Structures and Geotechnique at Florida Atlantic University, to publish a book on offshore structures.

     

    Team Memorial does well at international baja competition

    When part of the curriculum is to design and build an off-road vehicle for racing, going to school takes on a whole new meaning. For the fourth year in a row, Team Memorial Baja competed at the international Baja SAE Series. The team placed 38 out of 88 universities and for the first time, the university’s baja finished the four-hour endurance race over rough terrain without any technical issues. Aaron Bolt is the team captain and he is quite pleased with how the team worked together leading up to and during the competition, which took place in Rochester, NY.

     

    Registration re-opens for Robotics/Jr. Engineers summer camp

    Registration for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s Robotics/ Jr. Engineers summer camp has re-opened!

    Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science awarded four-year accreditation of undergraduate co-operative programs

    The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland has been awarded full accreditation status to June 30, 2017 of its undergraduate co-operative programs in civil, computer, electrical, mechanical and process engineering by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The faculty’s ocean and naval architectural engineering program received a six-year accreditation in 2011, which means that all six undergraduate engineering programs are now aligned to coincide together for the next CEAB accreditation review in 2017.

    Safety and Risk Engineering Group launches new website

    “We are very pleased to announce the launch of our website –www.mun.ca/engineering/research/sreg/. This is another step in our effort to share knowledge,” said Dr. Faisal Khan, Vale Chair in Process Safety and Risk Engineering and the principal researcher in the safety and risk engineering group (SREG) at Memorial University. “This website is a tool for communication with academia and industry. We emphasize on making information and resources available for interested researchers and professionals,” explained Dr. Khan.

     

    June

    Memorial proud of the success of its course-based graduate programs in engineering

    When Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science launched course-based master’s degree programs in 2004, the goal was to add diversity to existing graduate offerings for students and to respond to market needs in specialized program areas. While the master's programs in computer engineering (MASCE), environmental systems engineering and management (MESEM), oil and gas engineering (MOGE) and engineering management (MEM) are challenging, they have been very successful.

    Investment of more than $3 million to support facility at Memorial University

    To support research and identify new ways to optimize oil recovery, the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC) and the Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HDMC) are investing $1.635- and $1.7-million respectively for the creation of a state-of-the-art enhanced oil recovery research facility at Memorial University's St. John's campus. 

    May

    Engineering summer camps: What will your children remember most about this summer?

    Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is thrilled to continue offering engaging and educational camps for youth, ages 9 to 18.

    Local engineer is making a difference in his local community

    When Leonard Lye sat down to read an article in the mid-1990s about how Tetra Society founder Sam Sullivan contacted the local association of professional engineers in Vancouver, BC for technical help after a skiing accident left him almost completely paralyzed, he had an idea.

    Doing it better: Engineering professor receives the 2013 Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice for making our world a more sustainable one

    Dr. Kelly Hawboldt, a process engineering professor at Memorial, received the 2013 Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice for her major contributions to the field of contaminant removal from gas streams, biofuel from processing waste and emissions from offshore oil and gas operations.

    Moya Crocker's outstanding performance earns her the SGS' Dean's Award for Service Excellence

    Moya Crocker, academic program administrator, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is the recipient of the School of Graduate Studies’ Dean’s Award for Service Excellence for 2013.

    April

    A great mind and even greater individual: Dr. John Walsh leaves a legacy of respect and appreciation

    This past February, Dr. John Walsh, a professor emeritus of Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, passed away. Dr. Walsh taught electrical engineering at Memorial between 1972 and 1996, and those who knew him and worked with him will forever remember him for his tremendous intellect, his teaching excellence and his exceptional contributions to engineering research.

    Dean of engineering receives prestigious national award

    Memorial's dean of Engineering and Applied Science is the recipient of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering’s (CSME’s) 2013 Jules Stachiewicz Medal – the highest award in Canada for contributions to engineering heat transfer.

    Safety and integrity highlighted by Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

    On March 19-20, approximately 120 researchers and practitioners came together at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s for the first annual Workshop on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments. The workshop on safety and integrity had a tall agenda and exceeded expectations, according to Dr. Faisal Khan, who is the Vale Research Chair in Process Safety and Risk Engineering and chair of process engineering at Memorial University.

    March

    Engineering students raise money for the Janeway on Pi-Day

    This year on Pi-Day, undergraduate engineering students raised more than $1,000 in support of the Janeway’s Children Hospital Foundation. The annual “pi-throw” fundraiser takes place on March 14 because the month-day designation corresponds to the number 3.14, which is “pi” – the ration of the circle’s circumference to its diameter.

    Engineering participated in the 22nd Annual National Engineering Month Bridge Competition

    Recruiting efforts were in full force at this year’s 22nd Annual National Engineering Month Bridge Competition. Each year, Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science participates in the annual bridge competition to recruit potential students and to raise awareness around the exciting opportunities that Memorial engineering offers.

    Future entrepreneurs

    When you combine an engineering professor who goes above and beyond in her teaching methods and a group of students interested in learning how to create their own business, the possibilities are endless.

    Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Open House on March 9

    The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will be hosting an open house on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

    First annual engineering open house is a huge success

    On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science hosted an open house for the general public as part of the National Engineering and Geoscience month. The open house was an opportunity for the general public, potential students and the media to learn about Memorial engineering and its working laboratories.

    February

    Process engineering program is meeting academic standards and industry needs

    In 2010, Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science introduced a new undergraduate program in process engineering. The program is unique in Canada in that it focuses on the processing of natural resources to value-added products. The diverse program encompasses new development, design, optimization, and operation of sustainable processes for societal needs. Graduates of the program use biological, chemical and physical processing of substances to modify their nature, properties and/or composition to produce useful products, such as petrochemicals, gasoline, diesel, metals and alloys.

    January

    Dr. Brian Veitch appointed Husky Energy Chair in Oil and Gas Research

    Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has a new research chair. Dr. Brian Veitch, a professor of ocean and naval architectural engineering, has been appointed the new Husky Energy Chair in Oil and Gas Research.

     

    New videos put the focus on Memorial's engineering program

    Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) recently collaborated with Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to create a series of videos that provide insight about Memorial’s engineering program and each of its disciplines.

    Our double vision is 2020

    With a thriving economy, there is a high demand to increase the number of engineering graduates and research capacity in Newfoundland and Labrador, and Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science aims to deliver – in a big way.


    2012


    December

    Engineering student is an air gun athlete

    His family has a tradition of hunting, but it wasn’t until René De Haître, an Ottawa-native, came to St. John’s, Newfoundland to study ocean and naval architectural engineering at Memorial University that he started shooting on national and international levels.

    Striking the right chord

    Engineering students' design enables girl with cerebral palsy to play guitar.

    November

    Driven to improve the world

    Mechanical engineering student Laura Pittman has adjusted exceptionally well to university life. The St. John’s native, who began a bachelor of engineering degree at Memorial in Sept. 2007, has been awarded numerous awards and scholarships, been named to the Dean’s List every year, earned national recognition this past February when she won the 2011 Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) Co-op Student of the Year award – a first for a Memorial University student – and earlier this month she was named the newest Rhodes Scholar from Newfoundland and Labrador.

     

    Student researchers awarded more than $865,000 for ocean-related projects

    Twenty-one Memorial students received a significant boost to their ocean-related research projects, thanks to the Research & Development Corporation’s (RDC) 2012 Ocean Industries Student Research Awards. Six doctoral, 12 master's and three undergraduate students – as well as their research supervisors -- are receiving a total of $866,333 towards their research projects.

    Engineering graduate improving life at sea

    Memorial University engineering alumnus Peter Gifford is the winner of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC’s) 2012 Innovation Challenge Award and for the Ottawa-native who, as a small boy, loved to tinker with gadgets to figure out how they worked, winning this prestigious award in recognition of his invention, the TranSPAR Craft, was both exciting and humbling.

     

    October

    Speaking of Engineering Lecture speaks to young engineers

    On Oct. 24, 2012, Don Noseworthy and Terry Carter of Pennecon came to Memorial University’s St. John’s campus to speak to a captive audience of engineering students, industry people and the general public about the changing role for new engineers here in the province amidst a booming economy. The lecture was part of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s Speaking of Engineering public lecture series.

     

    Protecting our oceans, one polymer at a time

    When an oil spill occurs in the marine environment, the impact is huge, not to mention the devastation for marine life. And whether or not a major marine disaster is inevitable with so much activity taking place on our oceans, Memorial University researchers are doing their part to protect our oceans.

     

    Hibernia boosting Memorial's offshore research and development capacity

    New investments in Memorial University of Newfoundland’s research and development (R&D) capacity may hold the key to producing additional oil offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

     

    Engineering and Applied Science celebrated Reunion 2012

    The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science hosted two events as part of Memorial University's havin' a time: Reunion 2012.

     

    First-year engineering students get inspired

    On Sunday, Sept. 30, Engineering Society “A” and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science held the fourth annual Student LIFE Forum. This year’s forum was held at The Capital Hotel in St. John’s.

     

    September

    Engineering Student LIFE Forum 2012

    On Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, engineering's 4th annual Student LIFE Forum will take place at The Capital Hotel in St. John's.

     

    Memorial welcomes new dean of Engineering and Applied Science

    The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science welcomes Dr. Greg Naterer as its new dean.

     

    New summer oil lecture series

    The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science kicked off a new summer oil lecture series on Tuesday, Aug. 14 with a pair of presentations.

     

    Contact

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