Meet the Team
All of Connections’ full-time staff are trained teachers who are passionate about bringing engineering to the classroom and community. In addition to our full-time staff, Connections employs a number of undergraduate engineering students. All of our staff are eager to bring engineering to the Kingston community, reach out to any one of us to find out more!
Scott Compeau, Outreach Manager
Scott received his BASc degree in Chemical Engineering, his BEd degree for high school Chemistry & Math, his MASc degree specializing in K-12 Engineering Education, and is a PhD candidate in education that focuses on STEM outreach organization as intermediaries. In addition to his education qualifications, Scott also has his Professional Engineering License (P.Eng). With over 12 years of experience as an engineer, classroom teacher, and manager of a STEM outreach organization, Scott brings a unique skill set towards supporting K-12 STEM education for to integrate engineering design thinking and principles into their teaching practice youth, educators, and a variety of other stakeholders.
Kurt Bagg, Outreach Coordinator
Kurt joined the Connections staff in early 2018. He has Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University and is a certified member of the Ontario College of Teachers. With a background rooted in construction technology and hands-on, experiential learning, he has been a part of developing and instructing STEM based workshops for upwards of 10,000 K-12 students as well as hundreds of educators.
Desuree DeGagne, Outreach Coordinator
Desuree joined the Connections team in 2017 after teaching abroad in Australia. She is currently the lead on our Tech 'n' Tinker Trailer project, and has a passion for teacher professional development. Desuree holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Queen's, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa, and is a Master of Education candidate.
Lindsay Jones, Outreach Coordinator
Lindsay joined the Connections team in September 2019 after working as a Research Associate in the Mech. Eng. Dept. at Queen's University. She is currently the lead for our girls' programming and enjoys taking initiative in getting girls' interested in STEM. Lindsay holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Ottawa University and has her Masters of Science in Teaching from the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Carmen Maerz, Outreach Coordinator
Carmen joined the Connections Team in 2018 as an Alternative Practicum Student while completing her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University. After graduation, she joined the team as an Outreach Coordinator. Carmen is currently taking the lead on our community partner programs; where she brings her passion for STEM to the greater Kingston community. Carmen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Calgary, a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, and is a certified member of the Ontario College of Teachers.