Queen's Summer Engineering academy


Do you know an aspiring FEMALE engineer who is currently in grade 1-8? Give them an introduction to the Queen’s Engineering experience with the Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) Girls. 

This program presents students with an overview of engineering using age-appropriate, and thought-provoking projects to inform and engage students without being technically overwhelming. Participants will work with female instructors as they participate in activities that promote collaboration, leadership, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.


Engineering your Ecosystem (Currently in Grades 1 - 2)

From global ecosystems to our own backyards, ecosystems big and small are influenced by our everyday actions. Participants will learn about the interconnectivity of the world through engaging technology and hands-on activities!

Sessional Dates:
July 4 – 8, 2022; August 15 – 19, 2022

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Engineering Our Waterways
(Currently in Grades 5 and 6)

Queen’s campus is situated on Lake Ontario, providing the perfect environment to introduce a variety of engineering disciplines centered on the wonders of water – from our lakes to our taps. This program will stimulate participants’ creative problem-solving skills through a variety of hands-on engineering labs. Get to know Earth’s greatest resource! 

Sessional Dates:
July 18 – 22, 2022; July 25 – 29, 2022

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Engineering Biomaterials
(Currently in Grades 3 and 4)

With eco-conscious plastic alternatives hitting store shelves, perhaps you’ve wondered about the science behind these new materials? In this program, participants will learn about the use of these innovative materials across various domains of life, from healthcare to entrepreneurial pursuits!

Sessional Dates:
July 11 – 15, 2022; August 8 – 12, 2022

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Taste of Engineering
(Currently in Grades 7 and 8)

In this program, participants will explore engineering through a delicious new lens! Participants will get first-hand experience of the wide array of applications that engineering has to offer. From chemical reactions, materials sciences, and production processes, this program is sure to be a treat!

Sessional Dates:
August 3 – 5, 2022

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QSEA Pricing

Please note that we are only  offering QSEA Girls on campus for the 2023 season. 


registration fee

Frequently asked questions

The schedules may differ based on the courses or specific discipline being studied but will typically be structured around a morning instructional session from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and an afternoon session for 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Monday-Friday.


Specific drop off locations will be emailed to families of registered children. Drop off is between 8:30am and 9:00am. Students should be picked up from the same location no later than 4:30pm. Exact drop-off/pick-up location within the building will be provided in your pre-program email. 

No, meals are not provided for the QSEA Girls participants. Participants should come to QSEA with a bagged lunch and a reusable water bottle. However, please provide Connections with all necessary dietary and medical information when registering and update us on any changes to your medical history so that we can ensure your child has a  safe and enjoyable experience on campus.

Queen’s University is NOT a nut-free environment. 

We want students to be comfortable during their full day of classes. Shorts and t-shirts are completely acceptable. We do ask that students wear closed-toe shoes for safety purpose, and ask students to abstain from bringing or wearing clothing items with inappropriate language or images.

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