Queen's Summer Engineering academy

Senior

Do you know an aspiring engineer who is currently in grade 9, 10 or 11? Give them an introduction to the Queen’s Engineering experience with the Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) Senior. 

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

Engineering the Future of Ingenuity

Digital technologies are overhauling the way we live and work. Through creativity and collaboration, our participants will investigate the complex interactions between humans, engineered machines and infrastructure, as well as their natural and social environments. 

This course will provide hands-on learning opportunities for students to explore intelligent systems and robotic machines that enhance human productivity, safety, performance, and quality of life.

Throughout this course, participants will explore the following engineering streams (disciplines) offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s: Mechatronics (Computer, Mechanical, Electrical); AI (Computer); Robotics (Electrical)

Sessional Dates:
July 20-24, 2020
August 10-14, 2020

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Engineering the Body and Beyond

With advances in technology and research, our medical solutions are becoming more and more innovative. Using creative and collaborative approaches, participants will investigate innovative solutions for Canada’s changing medical needs from an engineering perspective.

In doings so, participants will explore the relationships between engineering and the fields of medicine, and health science. 

Throughout this course, participants will explore the following engineering streams (disciplines) offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s: Biochemical (Chemical); Biomedical (Chemical, Electrical); Biomechanical (Mechanical)

Sessional Dates:
July 27-31, 2020
August 17-21, 2020

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Engineering the Natural and Built Environment

Climate change is widely recognized as the most urgent problem facing humanity. Globally, engineers are creating innovative solutions to minimize the human impact on the natural environment.

During this course, participants will explore engineering solutions that will minimize the human impact on the natural environment while creating and maintaining sustainable built environments. Participants will investigate this relationship between the design and construction of structures and the challenges of our changing climate.

Throughout this course, participants will explore the following engineering streams (disciplines) offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s: Structural (Civil): Geotechnical (Civil, Geological); Hydrotechnical (Civil); Environmental ​

Sessional Dates:
July 27-31, 2020
August 17-21, 2020

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Engineering the world of Tomorrow

From mining to market, participants will explore the chain of processing that common materials undergo before being consumed. In this course, participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning experiences around sustainable mining strategies, efficient chemical processing, and innovative manufacturing techniques.

 Participants will further examine this process through the lens of a variety of stakeholders and will critically explore optimal solutions.

Throughout this course, participants will explore the following engineering streams (disciplines) offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s: Chemical Process Engineering (Chemical); Mineral Processing (Mining); Materials Engineering

Sessional Dates:
July 20-24, 2020
August 10-14, 2020

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QSEA Pricing

There are several options for QSEA fees. Commuting to campus? Need to stay in residence? Maybe even stay over the weekend? More information about QSEA fees below.

$375

registration fee

  • Daily lunch
  • Full-time supervision
  • QSEA T-Shirt

$750

Residence
Fee

  • Three meals/day
  • Five nights of accommodation
  • Supervised evening activities

$350

Bridge
Weekend

  • For students registered in two sessions who wish to stay on campus
  • Two additional nights of accommodation
  • Three meals/day
  • Does not include the cost of evening activities

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-Thursday. There will only be a morning session on Fridays.

The total instructional time is 27 hours per week.

The evening activities are subject to change from week to week and are depended on the  availability of our local partners. In the past we have taken students swimming at a community pool, they have toured downtown kingston, and have participate   Evening activities are for residence option students ONLY.

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.

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

Connections' Response to COVID-19 - Queen’s Summer Camps Cancelled

Given the current public health environment and challenges presented by physical distancing, Queen’s has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person youth camps normally delivered throughout the summer. As a result, Connections Engineering Outreach is unable to facilitate our on-campus programs this summer. We understand that this news comes at a difficult time, but the health and safety of campers and camp staff is the university’s top priority. Although we are disappointed that we are not able to run our on-campus programs, our goal is to provide safe, engaging, and enriching virtual content throughout the summer. We ask for your patience as we continue to work out the details of these programs. For those who have already registered and paid for one of our summer programs, a full refund will follow within the next two weeks. We will also send a confirmation email once the refund has been processed. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the refund process, please contact desuree.degagne@queensu.ca The university knows that the camp experience is an important one for children and counsellors. Queen’s camps have been a popular tradition in Kingston for years, and the university looks forward to maintaining that tradition once it is safe to do so.