Queen's Summer Engineering academy
Do you know an aspiring FEMALE engineer who is currently in grade 1-6? 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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Does your child love to dream up inventive new cities and urban landscapes? Or perhaps they enjoy constructing hands-on projects? If so, this course is the perfect program to help your child utilize 3D/virtual reality programs and introductory coding to bring their imagination to life!
During this session participants will launch into a variety of engineering disciplines, with a special focus on the contributions by women in STEM who have helped humankind reach the stars! Participants will be challenged with space mission and simulators through engaging online virtual reality and coding programs.
This session will introduce a variety of engineering disciplines from an eco-conscious perspective to help your child grow their creative problem-solving skills! Participants will be guided through a variety of hands-on engineering activities and engaging coding to spark a budding passion for STEM in your child!
This session will take a look at engineering solutions to support every day life including mental health and active living. Participants will be guided through a variety of hands-on engineering activities aimed at highlighting the emerging use of technology in healthcare fields.
Please note that we are offering Girls programming both in-person at the Queen’s University campus and virtually through Zoom, to suit your family’s needs!
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.
Participants should be dropped off at Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street West, Kingston Ontario 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.