Educational Outreach

What is Connections?

Connections is Queen's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Educational Outreach Program. We provide Queen's Engineering students with the opportunity to raise awareness of Engineering as a career choice among kids, youth, teachers and the community.

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Mission Statement

  1. Provide experiential opportunities for pre-university students to learn about engineering, with an additional focus on increasing diversity within the engineering profession.
  2. Develop and share quality engineering education tasks that align with the Ontario K-12 Curriculum
  3. Provide support and professional development opportunities for educators looking to integrate engineering and 21st century skills into their practice.
  4. Develop positive relationships between the FEAS and the Kingston community.

Queen's Engineering Outreach is a proud member of the Actua network.

A network member of - Youth, STEM, Innovation

Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 350,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide.

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Queen’s Engineering Outreach comprises three distinct organizations at Queen’s University: Connections: Queen’s Engineering Experience Program and Indigenous Futures in Engineering, both directed by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, in addition to Science Quest, directed by the Engineering Society, a student-governed body. Each organization within Queen’s Engineering Outreach is dedicated to bringing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment opportunities to youth in Kingston, in surrounding areas, and in partner First Nations. For more information, please check out each organization's website.

Aboriginal Access to Engineering   Science Quest