Engineering Exchange: Q&A with Laura Pittman (B.Eng.'13)

Laura Pittman graduated from Memorial’s bachelor of engineering program in mechanical engineering in 2013. Originally from St. John’s, she is currently living and working in Washington, D.C. at McKinsey & Company where she is a leader in their Life Science program. Ms. Pittman is helping to expand healthcare innovation by educating physicians on life-saving therapies.

Spring engineering graduate completes degree after life-altering injury

In the spring of 2019, spring graduate Andrew Coombs could see the Engineering building through his window at the Health Sciences Centre.


A PhD and Governor General’s Gold Medal for graduation

Sylvester Boadi Aboagye is celebrating his golden moment.

3, 2, 1: Fall launch for student-designed and -built miniature satellite

The Memorial University Killick-1 CubeSat team is close to launching its creation into space.

The next step is sending the CubeSat, or miniature satellite, to the CSA for integration into the Nanoracks launcher this fall.

Engineering women students making a difference

Members of Memorial’s chapter of Robogals are helping to make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) more accessible to youth in Newfoundland and Labrador, all while navigating their engineering studies.

Memorial Engineering Outreach is rebuilding capacity

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s Memorial Engineering Outreach (MEO) office offers experiential science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for youth in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Second annual student pitch/sponsorship event was a huge success

Memorial University’s Student Design Hub hosted the second annual Student Design Showcase on May 3.


ICC Canada, Memorial University to benefit from more than $91-million federal investment

A landmark research investment by the federal government will position Canada and Inuit as world leaders in sustainable Arctic shipping.

Outstanding work term experiences celebrated at award ceremony

The Faculty of Engineering’s Co-operative Education Office recognized engineering work term students and employers recently.

Generous Software Donation from Petroleum Experts Ltd

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to acknowledge that Petroleum Experts Ltd. (Petex) has donated licences of their software suite to Memorial University of Newfoundland. 

Student presentations took centre stage at IEEE Night

On Monday, April 3, electrical and computer engineering students came together for IEEE Night.

Student teams to pitch to potential sponsors at Student Design Showcase

Memorial University’s Student Design Hub will host a student pitch/fundraiser event on Wednesday, May 3.

Engineering student recognized among Canada's elite

Heidi Simspon received an honourable mention at the 2022 Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada) Student of the Year Awards.

Memorial students perform well at national competition

Memorial engineering students Victory Aifuwa and Sophia White, along with business students Solina Mi and Erin Jollimore, competed in the 2023 Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (ENGCOMM) at Concordia University in Montreal this past weekend.

Faculty of Engineering sponsors regional science fair

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science sponsored six awards, one for each discipline, at the Eastern Newfoundland Science and Technology Fair.



Open House a go

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is excited to open its doors to the general public this weekend.

Enactus Memorial wins Atlantic Canada title with new project

A student project that tackles plastic waste pollution recently took home a regional title for Memorial.

Project R3D, created by Enactus Memorial in November, won the Scotiabank Climate Change Challenge at the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition for Atlantic Canada earlier this month. The group will compete at nationals in Montreal, Que., in May.

Celebrating International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day!

Dr. Octavia Dobre, dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, gathered with women, persons who identify as women and persons who identify as non-binary in the faculty to celebrate this important day.

Program seeking experts and real-world business challenges

A new program at Memorial University is seeking industry professionals across North America to help develop Newfoundland and Labrador’s next high-growth startup.

More than $27 million for training and upskilling in N.L. tech sector

A federal government investment will support technology training and upskilling education in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Black History Month: Highlighting students from Memorial’s National Society of Black Engineers

February is Black History Month.

Learn about just some of the achievements and unique experiences of members of the Memorial’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers as they navigate their engineering studies, as well as insights from alumni about what it’s like post-graduation.

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Engineering students had a successful run at national toboggan race

A team of Memorial mechanical and civil engineering students competed last month in the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) 2023 in Kelowna, B.C.


Engineering students performed well at regional student competition

Engineering students performed well at the recent Atlantic Engineering Competition (AEC), hosted by Dalhousie University, with two Memorial teams qualifying for the national Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) next month, hosted by the University of Waterloo.

Tickets now available for the 15th Annual Charity Ball Fundraiser

Engineering students are organizing the 15th annual Charity Ball event in support of The Association for New Canadians and The Canadian Mental Health Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Come support two important organizations, while enjoying a three-course meal, live music and silent and live auctions.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit:

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Interim dean and professor receives international recognition

Interim Dean of Engineering and Applied Science has received international recognition from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Engineering professor inducted as fellow of national institute

Dr. Baiyu (Helen) Zhang, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, was announced as one of 22 outstanding engineers from Canada to be inducted as fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).

Engineering professor named University Research Professor

Dr. Kelly Hawboldt was officially named University Research Professor during the President’s Awards ceremony, held on Nov. 30.

Celebrating outstanding contributions in the Faculty

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science annually recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions.

Exceptional and exemplary

President’s Awards a chance to celebrate community


Public Lecture: How new master’s programs in AI and software engineering will impact N.L.’s growing technology sectors

New master’s programs in artificial intelligence (AI) and software engineering will help meet Newfoundland and Labrador’s growing demand across technology sectors.

Congratulations Rick Tiller

The Beaubien Award recognizes individuals for their lifetime contributions to the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC)

Memorial’s ocean and naval architectural engineering program unique in the world

When students choose to study ocean and naval architectural engineering at Memorial, they are receiving an education like no other.


Engineering researchers on Stanford University’s Top 2% Scientists List

Researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are on the World’s Top 2% Scientists list.

Fulfilling a promise

Iranian graduate motivated by childhood experiences to wants to improve water quality.


Tesla eyes Memorial students for work term, employment opportunities

When the call came from Tesla to do some in-person recruitment on Memorial’s St. John’s campus, Claire Avery was quick to answer.

Innovative and productive: Engineering professor receives national award for mining research

An engineering professor has received national recognition for his “game-changing” research in the mining industry.

Quartet of researchers elected to Royal Society of Canada's Class of 2022

It’s a Memorial milestone.

Four leading women researchers are receiving one of the country’s top academic honours — all at once.


Former dean of engineering named to Order of Canada

A former dean and professor emeritus of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied has been named a member of the Order of Canada.

Director of Memorial's entrepreneurship centre appointed

A Memorial alumnus with a diverse background in educational technology, television production and international development has been appointed the director of the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship.


Memorial University earns top grades in global academic ranking

It’s five for five.

Memorial is the only Canadian university included as one of the world’s best for the study for marine/ocean engineering in an annual publication of world university rankings — and it’s the fifth year in a row to do so.

Engineering hosts spring 2022 semester awards ceremony

More than 100 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science students received more than $47,000 in scholarships and awards recently.

Plans and solutions: Industry Engagement Day to help transform N.L. into innovation hub

Engaging industry representatives and university researchers to exchange ideas to help solve some of industry’s most challenging problems.

That was the focus of an event hosted by Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill campus, recently.

New Centre for Artificial Intelligence: Memorial University receives federal and provincial funding

Memorial University has received funding for a new Centre for Artificial Intelligence on the St. John’s campus.


Strong showing: Provincial teams win at world remotely operated vehicle championship

Newfoundland and Labrador teams captured major awards this past weekend at the 2022 MATE ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) World Championship in Long Beach, Calif.

Nearly $8 million invested to accelerate diverse research discoveries

Memorial researchers have secured nearly $8 million in competitive funding for research projects ranging from childhood amnesia to ocean biodiversity to renewable energy systems.

A tribute: 'Exceptional' engineer Dr. Jim Sharp remembered for scholarship, optimism and heart

 Dr. James Jack (Jim or JJ) Sharp, professor emeritus, passed away peacefully and with grace in his beloved Scotland on June 6, 2022 in the presence of his eldest son, Glenn.

Engineering associate deans and alumna inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s associate dean (research), associate dean (graduate studies) and an alumna are the newest fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Engineering alumnus earns prestigious position at world-renowned organization

Dr. Kshama Roy’s (M.Eng.’12, PhD’17) professional career is taking off.

Supporting students: More than $23,000 in sponsorships for student teams at Memorial

The first annual Student Design Showcase brought in more than $23,000 in sponsorships, donations and in-kind support for student teams at Memorial.

Spring engineering graduate heading to law school

Erin Maher collected a bachelor’s degree in ocean and naval architectural engineering at spring 2022 convocation.

Engineering spring graduate wants to help save the Earth

Spring graduate Dr. Xudong Ye’s positive attitude is taking him places!


Student teams to pitch to potential sponsors at Student Design Hub Showcase

Memorial University’s Student Design Hub will host a student pitch/fundraiser event on Wednesday, May 18.


Dr. Greg F. Naterer finishes in dean of Engineering and Applied Science role

Dr. Greg Naterer has served as dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial since 2012.

On May 1, Dr. Naterer will join the University of Prince Edward Island as vice-president, academic and research. We reflect on Dr. Naterer’s time at Memorial and celebrate him as a strategic, forward-thinking and thoughtful leader who has shown strength, grace and insight.

Arctic champion: Engineer announced as research chair in marine and coastal environmental engineering

Memorial University’s research capacity in areas relevant to the Arctic is expanding.

Bold and innovative: Interdisciplinary teams awarded nearly $500,000 for high-risk, high-reward research

Researchers are pushing the boundaries of knowledge into exciting new areas thanks to a federal investment of almost $500,000.


Public Lecture: Engineering as a caring profession

Join the faculty for a free virtual public lecture on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. (NDT) as Prof. Darlene Spracklin-Reid talks about how engineering students are learning that engineering is a caring profession through community-based work terms.

Mel Woodward Cup invests $40,000 in student entrepreneurs

Student-led companies focused on medical and automotive technologies were the big winners at the 2022 Mel Woodward Cup on March 23.

Dr. Octavia Dobre appointed interim dean of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Octavia Dobre has been appointed interim dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, effective May 2, 2022 until April 28, 2023, or until a permanent dean is recruited, whichever occurs first.

A tribute: Remembering ‘eternal optimist’ Dr. Tahir Husain

Whether you met him in the hallways at Memorial University, in his office, in the laboratory or in the classroom, Dr. Tahir Husain always welcomed you with a smile and a cheerful greeting.

The next Verafin? Program seeking experts and real-world business challenges

A new program at Memorial University is seeking industry professionals across North America to help develop Newfoundland and Labrador’s next high-growth startup.


New graduate programs will address critical shortages in IT sector

Three new course-based, master’s programs offered at Memorial University will help meet growing demand across technology sectors in the province.

Public lecture to talk about how the exciting field of mechatronics will impact future society

A new mechatronics engineering undergraduate program in Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will provide students an opportunity to meet the demands of the growing tech sector in careers such as advanced manufacturing systems, robotics, autonomous driving, remotely operated underwater and aerial vehicles, artificial intelligence, among others.

Software, AI and data focused master's programs set to begin September 2022

Memorial University is pleased to announce three new course-based masters programs have received Senate and Board of Regents approval and will welcome their first students for September 2022.


Memorial researchers among world’s most cited academics

Memorial researchers continue to make a global impact - something that is being noted in the top tiers of academia.

University and community researchers tackle coastal community sustainability through two-eyed seeing lens

Memorial and a consortium of university-affiliated and community-affiliated researchers from Mi’kmaw communities across Newfoundland have been awarded nearly $15 million through the federal New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF).



Co-directors appointed to SafetyNet

A pair of new leaders is at the helm of a specialized research centre based at Memorial.