high school workshops

Get a taste of engineering with Connections! Starting this year, we will be piloting a series of High School level workshops. Our high school workshops have been designed to provide students with a hands-on introduction to engineering across a variety subject areas – Business, Computers, History, Physics, Math and many more! 

Connections staff will travel to High Schools within a one hour radius around the city of Kingston. We will bring all of the necessary equipment with us, and deliver a full day of workshops.


The booking fees for our high school workshopshave been generously reduced by Actua.
  • 300 minutes of instruction
  • All materials included
  • One instructor

Frequently asked questions

A Connections staff member will reach out to confirm your booking. Once your booking has been confirmed, our staff will send you a catalogue of our available workshops, and a template that should be used to build the schedule for our visit.

Building the schedule is completely up to you as a school. Connections will visit for an entire school day and provide up to 300 minutes of instruction. 

Our sessions are typically 75 minutes in length. 

We ask that schedules are built so that there is at least a 10 minute break between sessions to allow our staff to complete any necessary takedown/set up. 

You can expect to receive an electronic invoice from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science after our workshops are completed. The invoice can be paid by cheque or credit card. 

Yes! However, Connections staff reserve the right to cancel or alter bookings due to unsafe or inclement weather.

All bookings scheduled on snow days will be cancelled and rescheduled at the earliest availability.  


It is ideal if our team can be set up in a learning commons, library or spare classroom as this will allow for the easiest transition between sessions. However, if this is not possible, we will travel to each classroom. 

Connections will provide all necessary materials and technology. You do not need to have anything prepared unless otherwise specified.

If you have any further questions regarding the Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy, please do not hesitate to Contact Us

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.