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Connections - Queen's Engineering Experience Program

Do you know an aspiring engineer?

If you know someone who is currently in grades 7 through 12, you can give them an introduction to the Queen’s Engineering experience with Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA), and QSEA Jr.

 

What is QSEA?

With both residence and day options available, the QSEA program is an engineering-focused educational summer program that exposes your child to engineering design, as well as engineering fields such as chemical, civil, electrical and computing, geological, mechanical engineering, mining, and others.

 

The Academy runs in July and August, and offers three concurrent programs per week, with each exploring interesting components and disciplines of engineering. Students can attend a one-week session, or to get a complete picture, they can sign up for as many weeks as they wish.

 

QSEA and QSEA Jr. presents students with a broad engineering overview, using lab facilities and thought-provoking projects to inform and engage students without being technically overwhelming. The team-based design projects involve collaboration, leadership, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. These are based on the same concepts and methodologies Queen’s Engineering students study.

 

The residence program includes on-campus accommodations with three meals/day, full-time supervision, and supervised activities each evening. The day program includes lunch and full-time supervision.

2018 Program Delivery Dates for QSEA Jr. (Gr. 7 & 8) and QSEA (Gr. 9-12)

**Limited Availability may indicate that a course has a wait list. Please contact us for details regarding wait lists.

Date Course Option Grade Price (Commuter, Residence) Course Description
July 9th-13th QSEA - Course A Gr. 10-12 $475 $1300 Engineering Design, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mining Engineering
QSEA Course B Gr. 10-12 $475 $1300 Eng design, Chem Eng Chem, & Mechanical Eng.
QSEA Jr. Gr. 8-9 $375 $1200 Intro to eng design, innovation, & makerspaces
T&T Gr. 6-7 $250 NA Tech ‘N’ Tinker Mobile Makerspace in the Community
July 16th - 20th QSEA - Course C Gr. 10-12 $475 $1300 Eng design, Civil Eng, Geological Eng, & Eng Physics
QSEA Course D Gr. 10-12 $475 $1300 Eng design, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
QSEA Jr. Gr. 8-9 $375 $1200 Intro to eng design, robotics, & programming
T&T Gr. 6-7 $250 NA Tech ‘N’ Tinker Mobile Makerspace in the Community
July 23rd - 27th QSEA - Course C Gr. 10-12 $475 $1300 Eng design, Electrical & Computer Eng, & Mining Eng.
QSEA Course D Gr. 10-12 $475 $1300 Eng design, Chem Eng Chem, & Mechanical Eng.
QSEA Jr. Gr. 8-9 $375 $1200 Intro to eng design, innovation, & makerspaces
T&T Gr. 6-7 $250 NA Tech ‘N’ Tinker Mobile Makerspace in the Community
July 30th - Aug 3rd QSEA - Course C Gr. 10-12 $475 $1300 Eng design, Civil Eng, Geological Eng, & Eng Physics
QSEA Course D Gr. 10-12 $475 $1300 Eng design, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
QSEA Jr. Gr. 8-9 $375 $1200 Intro to eng design, robotics, & programming
T&T Gr. 6-7 $250 NA Tech ‘N’ Tinker Mobile Makerspace in the Community
Aug 13th - Aug 17th QSEA - Course A Gr. 10-12 $475 $1300 Engineering Design, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mining Engineering
QSEA Course B Gr. 10-12 $475 $1300 Eng design, Chem Eng Chem, & Mechanical Eng.
QSEA Jr. Gr. 8-9 $375 $1200 Intro to eng design, innovation, & makerspaces
T&T Gr. 6-7 $250 NA Tech ‘N’ Tinker Mobile Makerspace in the Community
 

* The international student fee includes tuition, residence and meals, health insurance, custodianship, and airport pick-up/drop-off.

 

NOTE: all non-resident students should first look to have a family member living in Canada agree to be the custodian. If this is not possible, Connections will help facilitate the custodianship process with the Canadian Homestay Network (CHN).

COURSE SAMPLE: Using Design Thinking to Engineer Innovation

Makerspaces, physical spaces that provide access to fabrication tools, technologies, and resources, are changing the way students learn.

Making — an active process of building, designing, and innovating with tools and materials to produce shareable artifacts — is a naturally rich and authentic learning experience. QSEA 2017 Course D is designed to foster ‘21st-century’ competencies such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity by helping students learn how to use digital technologies such as 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, robotics, Arduino, and many more.

Course D will start by learning about design thinking, then transition into digital technologies, and how these technologies are used in engineering disciplines such as Computer, Electrical, Biomedical, and others. This new course is an exciting opportunity for all students who want to explore how engineering and technology are linked to innovations of the future.

 

To find out more information about the program content, please click HERE for domestic students and HERE for international students. Also, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us at eng.connections@queensu.ca

 

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Thank You to our local QSEA sponsors!

Roney Engineering      G.D. Jewell Engineering Inc.

 

Testimonials

"I developed a more accurate interpretation of each branch of engineering and have discovered a few that I did not previously know."
-QSEA Student

 

"I learned more in two weeks than I did in the last two years of high school."
-QSEA Student

 

"I wanted to congratulate you on the depth and breadth of your QSEA program. My son had a blast and was very impressed by the diversity of activities, and was very excited about the geological engineering part."
-QSEA Parent

Contact Connections

Beamish-Munro Hall
45 Union Street, Room 300
Queen's University 
Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6

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