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.
*Our 2023 QSEA Girls Registration will go live on
Friday, March 24th
Looking for an exciting and educational summer program? Our QSEA girls summer program for grades 1-2 offers just that! Join us for a summer of exploration, creativity, and innovation as we dive into the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Participants will explore a wide range of STEM topics, from coding and robotics (Bee-Bots, Ozobots and Scratch Jr.) to biology and the environment. Our program will inspire and empower young girls, helping them develop confidence and a love for STEM while building valuable problem-solving skills that will serve them for years to come. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded peers and make new friends along the way. Don’t miss out this incredible opportunity to learn and grow with us!
Calling all girls in grades 5 & 6!
This program offers a fun and interactive way for young girls to learn about science, technology, engineering and math. They will experience hands-on engineering challenges such as: building a solar car, exploring digital agriculture, and investigating cybersecurity.
This program fosters female involvement in STEM while allowing girls to gain confidence and leadership skills.
Join our summer QSEA program, designed exclusively for girls in grades 3-4! This exciting program offers a unique opportunity for young girls to discover the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Led by experienced and passionate instructors, our program offers engaging activities and hands-on experiments to help your child develop problem-solving skills, make new friends, and have fun! From creating and coding robots to exploring the wonders of chemistry and physics, our program offers a variety of activities to pique your child’s interest and ignite their passion for STEM.
Your child will learn how about basic circuits with Makey Makey, explore how software and hardware work together through micro:bit and Scratch, and build an air-powered car! Our program provides a safe and supportive environment where girls can build confidence and develop their skills. Enroll your child in QSEA today and help them build a bright future in the filed of STEM!
In this program, participants will explore engineering through a wonderful new lens! Participants will get first-hand experience of the wide array of applications that engineering has to offer. From coding robotics such as: SPIKE and Sphero, engineering a catapult, and exploring the world of app development.
Participants will not only gain exposure to STEM workshops, but also foster positivity and confidence among the group of girls. This program is sure to be a memorable and rewarding experience.
Please note that we are only offering QSEA Girls on campus for the 2023 season.
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 purposes, 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