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.


We are currently preparing for  our summer 2022 QSEA programming. Please check back soon for exciting announcements regarding program descriptions, dates and registration!

Introduction to Engineering (grades 1 and 2)

This session will introduce participants to engineering through fun, hands-on learning opportunities that connect to the Ontario Curriculum.

 This course has been planned to introduce young girls to the wonderful world of STEM! Activities have been designed to engage students while remaining age-appropriate. 

Sessional Dates:
July 5-9, 2021

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Engineering Our Environment
(grades 3 and 4)

This session will be taking a look at the variety of engineering disciplines from an environmental lens. 

Participants will be guided through a variety of hands-on engineering activities and how to code using the 3D/virtual reality website, CoSpaces

Sessional Dates:
August 9-13, 2021

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Coding and a healthy life
(grades 5 and 6)

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 and how to code using the 3D/virtual reality website, CoSpaces and the micro:bit.

Sessional Dates:
July 26-30, 2021

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Creating Cities
(Grades 3 and 4)

This session will be exploring the field of civil engineering by profiling Sarah Guppy, Nora Stanton Bentley, and other influential women that have helped to shape the field of engineering. 

Participants will be guided through a variety of hands-on engineering activities and through the 3D design/virtual reality CoSpaces website.

Sessional Dates:
July 12-16, 2021

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Girls in Space
(grades 5 and 6)

During this session, participants will explore a variety of engineering disciplines to better understand space. 

Participants will be tasked with building their own simulators and running a series of experiments. They will also be introduced to coding through the 3D/virtual reality website, CoSpaces and the micro:bit. 

Sessional Dates:
July 19-23, 2021

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QSEA Pricing

QSEA Girls participants must commute to Queen’s campus daily. There is no residence option for these students.


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.


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.

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