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Miss Josephine Toner awarded the British Empire Medal

Congratulations to Miss Josephine Toner, Secretary to Head of School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen's University Belfast, who was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to Mechanical Engineering in Higher Education (Belfast).

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Engineering Parents' Evening – 6th November 2014

Are you, or your son/daughter, in Year 12-14 at school and considering an engineering degree?  We will be hosting our annual Engineering Parents Evening event in the Whitla Hall at Queen’s University Belfast on Thursday 6th November 2014 from 7.00 to 9.30pm and invite you to come along with your family to discover the range of exciting opportunities a degree in engineering can open up.

At the event pupils and parents/guardians will have an opportunity to talk to staff,  students and employers about the range of engineering degrees available at Queen’s University Belfast.

To attend,  please register online at:

Early registration is recommended as this is a popular event for prospective students and their parents.

Closing Date for Registration: Friday 31st October 2014.

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Queen's MAE Graduate and SWAN Role Model, Sinead O’ Sullivan, is named as one of the Top Women in Technology in Ireland for 2014 


Sinead O'Sullivan

Georgia Tech

LinkedIn | Twitter @SineadOS1

Sinead O'Sullivan is an Aerospace Engineer at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory of Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is also a project manager at NASA's Marshall Spaceflight Center. She also serves as co-lead on Space Technologies for Disaster Management for the Space Generation Advisory Council, and has worked at Danske Bank in Ireland and at Morgan Stanley in New York. Sinead studied internet access provision and environmental monitoring via microsatellites at the International Space University, and graduated in Aerospace Engineering from Queen's University Belfast.

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SERC and NIT Toyoma visit QUB

Building on the Polymer Processing Research Centre (PPRC) relationship with South Eastern Regional College (SERC) being developed through the DEL Funded ConnectEd Programme, the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) was pleased to host a guest lecture given by Professor Sotomi Ishihara, President of the National Institute of Technology, Toyama, Visiting Principal Lecturer in SERC and Professor Emeritus of Toyama University, on 9th September 2014.

The lecture was introduced by Dr Nicholas Dunne, Director of the Advanced Materials & Processing Research Cluster and Director of PPRC for which staff and researchers from QUB & SERC were joined by students of SERC on Mechanical Engineering HND and Foundation Degree to hear Professor Ishihara speak on the topic of "A Study on Fatigue Lifetime of the Forging Die".

Also in attendance were students from National Institutes of Technology, Toyama and Maizuru and Toyota Colleges in Japan on a study programme in learning and using English in a technical context with SERC.

The lecture concluded with a Questions and Answers session and vote of thanks given by Professor Mark Price, Head of School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, on behalf of QUB.

Later that same week, the Japanese students returned to QUB Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering for a tour of PPRC and demonstrations of the Centre’s extrusion and moulding equipment and material characterisation facilities led by Alan Clarke, Paul Hanna and Bronagh Millar respectively.

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