In-School Programs

Bring Connections to your school!
Connections Engineering Outreach is proud to offer a full suite of
engineering design and robotics workshops for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. 

Program Options

The Tech ‘n’ Tinker (TNT) Trailer is a 24′ cargo trailer that has been converted into a mobile classroom. The TNT Trailer is powered, equipped with WiFi and is climate controlled. The TNT Trailers travels to K-8 schools within a 1 hour radius around Kingston. When we visit with the TNT trailer we also bring our robotics kits and run simultaneous workshops inside the school.

Bring Connections into your high school classrooms to learn more about engineering as a career path; using basic coding to simplify lab reports; an introduction to AR/VR and much more! Our high school level workshops have been developed in order to give students a taste of engineering within a 75-minute class.

high school programs

What is included during a visit with Connections?

Qualified Instructors

Our qualified staff are excited to bring engineering to your classroom! Connections’ full-time staff are certified teachers with classroom experience, while our part-time staff are often undergraduate engineering students, or teacher candidates. 

Materials and Technology

Connections will bring a complete class set of any material or technology required for our workshops. 

Full Day of Instruction

Connections will visit your school for an entire school day. Meaning that we can visit multiple classes at your school!

Engaging, Hands-on Experience

All of our introductory engineering workshops have been designed so that students learn the basics and apply their knowledge to a hands-on engineering activity. 

Connections' Response to COVID-19 - Queen’s Summer Camps Cancelled

Given the current public health environment and challenges presented by physical distancing, Queen’s has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person youth camps normally delivered throughout the summer. As a result, Connections Engineering Outreach is unable to facilitate our on-campus programs this summer. We understand that this news comes at a difficult time, but the health and safety of campers and camp staff is the university’s top priority. Although we are disappointed that we are not able to run our on-campus programs, our goal is to provide safe, engaging, and enriching virtual content throughout the summer. We ask for your patience as we continue to work out the details of these programs. For those who have already registered and paid for one of our summer programs, a full refund will follow within the next two weeks. We will also send a confirmation email once the refund has been processed. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the refund process, please contact desuree.degagne@queensu.ca The university knows that the camp experience is an important one for children and counsellors. Queen’s camps have been a popular tradition in Kingston for years, and the university looks forward to maintaining that tradition once it is safe to do so.