Queen's Summer Engineering academy

Intermediate

Do you know an aspiring engineer who is currently in grade 7 and 8? Give them an introduction to the Queen’s Engineering experience with the Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) Intermediate. 

This program presents students with an overview of engineering using lab facilities and thought-provoking projects to inform and engage students without being technically overwhelming. Participants will get a taste of Queen’s Engineering through team-based design projects involving 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!

course A : human kinetics

Student will learn the fundamentals of the EDP (the engineering design process) in biomedical applications through different engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, and chemical. Throughout the week, participants will explore medical solutions that help people live fuller, more mobile lives through the investigation of innovative treatment strategies for bone and joint disorders, injuries, and the related problems. In addition to practicing safe handling of design tools participants will be exposed to a variety of educational technologies including 3D printing, CAD (computer aided design), microcontrollers, and more!

Through a series of daily activities, each course offers students the opportunity to learn basic engineering principles and skills such as planning/designing, modeling, communication and computer programming. These activities will include, but are not limited to: Elastic Powered Cars, Intro to Micro:bits and Breadboarding with TinkerCAD. Daily synchronous touch points with current Queen’s undergraduate students offer the opportunity to answer any questions that may arise throughout the week.

In addition to designing and creating various projects, participants will be exposed to a variety of educational technologies including: Microcontrollers (micro:bits), CoSpaces, Artificial Intelligence (machine learning), TinkerCAD & various coding languages (block, python). The Engineering Experience A will lay the foundation for generation of engineers to come!

Sessional Dates:
July 12-16, 2021 (VIRTUAL)
July 26-30, 2021 (VIRTUAL)

August 16-20, 2021 (VIRTUAL/IN-PERSON)

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Course B: Engineering The cities of Tomorrow

What if you could build a better city, where would you begin? Participants in this course will explore common problems that today’s cities face; they will discuss the social issues around them and investigate creative solutions. Students will learn about the fundamentals of civil, computer, mining, geological and mechatronics engineering in a safe and focused way. In addition to practicing safe handling of design tools participants will be exposed to a variety of educational technologies including, microcontrollers, robotics, MIT software, and more!

Through a series of daily activities, each course offers students the opportunity to learn basic engineering principles and skills such as planning/designing, modeling, communication and computer programming. These activities will include, but are not limited to: Earthquake Resistant Structures, Ethics in AI and Debugging LEGO Mindstorms. Daily synchronous touch points with current Queen’s undergraduate students offer the opportunity to answer any questions that may arise throughout the week.

In addition to designing and creating various projects, participants will be exposed to a variety of educational technologies including: Microcontrollers (micro:bits), CoSpaces, Artificial Intelligence (machine learning), TinkerCAD & various coding languages (block, python). The Engineering Experience B will lay the foundation for generation of engineers to come!

Sessional Dates:
July 5-9, 2021 (VIRTUAL)
July 19-23, 2021 (VIRTUAL)
August 9-13, 2021 (VIRTUAL)

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QSEA Pricing

There are several options for QSEA fees. More information about QSEA fees below.

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Frequently asked questions

The schedules may differ based on the courses or specific discipline being studied. Our virtual programs have been developed to include a synchronous learning block from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. Students will then receive their instructions for an asynchronous activity, and then will have the remainder of the morning block to work on the activity. Another synchronous activity will begin following the lunch break at 1:00 pm. Students will wrap up each day with a final a synchronous activity.

During our in-person programs, students will typically participate in a structured morning instructional session from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and an afternoon session for 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Monday-Friday.

The total instructional time is 27 hours per week.

Connections is not offering evening programming for the summer of 2021.

Should this change, the evening activities are subject to change from week to week and are dependent on the availability of our local partners. In the past we have taken students swimming at a community pool, toured downtown Kingston, and gone to a local Escape Room. Evening activities are for residence option students ONLY

Connections Engineering Outreach is currently unable to offer lunch service for our participants (summer 2021).

Should this change, QSEA Senior and Intermediate students (both residence and commuter) will receive a lunch in the cafeteria while residence option students will also receive breakfast and dinner in the cafeteria. The fees for these meals are included in your program fee.

Queen’s University is NOT a nut-free environment. Queen’s Food Services works closely with all students and guests to campus who self-identify their allergies and food restrictions to make appropriate accommodations. Therefore, it is important to 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 you have a safe and enjoyable dining experience while you are on campus.

We want students to be comfortable during their full day of classes. Residence option students leave for breakfast in the morning and do not return to their residence until the end of classes. We ask students to abstain from bringing or wearing clothing items with inappropriate language or images.

Some courses may require specific clothing (i.e. long pants, closed toe shoes) for safety purposes. Please be sure to bring at least one pair of closed-toe shoes and long pants.

Connections Engineering Outreach is not currently offering residence options for participants (summer 2021).

Typically, students who have selected the residence option will check in to one of our premium residence buildings on the Sunday afternoon prior to the start of program.

Students will be assigned (randomly) in single rooms. These single rooms are connected by an adjoining bathroom and therefore the residence floors will be segregated by gender. Premium residence buildings are climate controlled, and students do not need to bring bedding. Participants will be sent a complete list of items to bring to residence closer to the start of QSEA.

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