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2017 Issue 2: The Technology Issue

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Illustrating the importance of engineering

Illustrating the importance of engineering

Aboriginal Access to Engineering has published a new comic book for school kids: I’m a mechanical engineer. The book features Lydia Brant, Sc’17, who discusses with a young friend the work of mechanical engineers, from robotics to biomechanical engineering to green energy projects. It also features a guest appearance by Kaitlyn Brant, Sc’16, (Geological Engineering).

The two women were instrumental in creating the Queen’s University chapter of AISES, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

This book is the latest in a series, created to contextualize disciplines in engineering for Aboriginal youth. Each one features real Queen’s engineering students or alumni.

I’m a mechanical engineer was written by Melanie Howard, Artsci’95, Ed’98, director of the program at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and illustrated by Peggy Collins.

[graphic from "I'm a mechanical engineer"]

[graphic from "I'm a mechanical engineer"]

[graphic from "I'm a mechanical engineer"]

[graphic from "I'm a mechanical engineer"]

[cover of Queen's Alumni Review, issue 1, 2017]