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Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street, Room #200
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)  

Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street, Room #200, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

  • Type:
    Day camp
  • Focus:
  • Cost:
    $100 to $350/week
  • Ages:
    6 to 17
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  • Capacity:
  • Programs:
    0 available; 3 TBD
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  • Summary Profile

    About Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

    The Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students to engineering design, STEM concepts, and a variety of engineering disciplines. Students participate in hands-on experiences within various research/lab facilities and the instructors use thought provoking engineering projects and labs to inform and engage students.

    Over the years, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s has continued its excellence in research and teaching and learning. To showcase all that we has to offer, the 2021 QSEA program will be offered in in July and August, with a variety of course offerings, designed to be stand-alone or register for multiple courses.

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    • Special needs: Not available

    COVID-19 Response 

    At the moment, Connections Engineering Outreach is offering a mix of in-person and virtual programs. Connections staff have and will continue to work with Queen's University (camp compliance group) and Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health in order to ensure that all of the necessary measures to ensure camper safety are implemented - including limited enrollment, maintaining distancing within sessions, disinfecting measures, staffing, etc.

    In the event that Connections Engineering Outreach has to cancel its in-person programs, participants will automatically be registered in the virtual version of that program. If they do not wish to participate online, registrants will be fully refunded.

    View recent COVID-19 updates from Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) currently has 0 program available; 3 TBD.

    Filter activities :

    Scratch|Technology|Virtual Reality|Math|Engineering|Health Science|Medical Science|Space|STEAM|STEM
    Animation|Programming (multi)|Technology|Leadership Training|Math|Public Speaking|Architecture|Engineering|Nature/Environment|LEGO|Robotics|Skilled Trades Activities|STEM|3D Design|Debate
    Virtual program
    Ages: 14 - 17
    Virtual Program,
    Date TBDCost TBD
    AI (Artificial Intelligence)|Animation|Robotics|Technology|Leadership Training|LEGO|Math|Nature/Environment|Public Speaking|Architecture|Engineering|Skilled Trades Activities|STEM|3D Design|Debate

    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
    Maximum installments available 3

    Scholarships & awards:

    • QSEA and QSEA Jr. Bursary

      Amount: $1,275 Deadline: April 30, 2019 annually
      Type: Need based
      Details: Please contact [email protected] for details about bursaries.
      Application Details: Proof of parent/guardian income (T4) and a one-page summary from the student as to why they would like to attend QSEA
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

    our take

    For young people with a passion for engineering, attending the Connections sessions has the same gravity as, say, a child who loves basketball attending a week of practices with the Raptors. The setting, the staffing, the resources, the approach—it’s all the real deal, within one of the country’s foremost academic institutions. No punches are pulled, with attention to chemical, civil, electrical and computing, geological, mechanical engineering, and others. It’s not for everyone, to be sure, but, again, for the right child, it’s as exceptional as it is unique. Day and overnight options allow for a wider range of engagement, but the immersive overnight programs are a particular draw. Participants interact with peers of a like mind and academic ability, as well as academics and professionals in the field, all which can be both transformational and inspiring.

    Editor's Review

    Three Things: Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

    Questions for the Director

    We interviewed Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA). Here are their answers to:

    • [00:21] - What is unique about your program?
    • [00:55] - What type of student is successful in this program?
    • [02:06] - Is the schedule structured or is it more open?
    • [02:49] - How do your staff deal with behavioural issues?
    • [04:46] - What do participants value most about their experience in the program?
    • [05:55] - What advice would you give to a new participant of the program?
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    User reviews of Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)

    Parent views about QSEA
    2018 Parent (Parent)

    "I wanted to congratulate you on the depth and breadth of your QSEA program. My child had a blast and was very impressed by the diversity of activities, and is very excited to come back next year." - QSEA parent

    Information about Engineering Disciplines
    2018 student (Camper)

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

  • Location & Site Details


    Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street, Room #200, Kingston, Ontario, Canada


    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Dorm or Building


    • Electricity in Sleeping Area
    • Shower in Sleeping Area
    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    More details about accommodations: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Connections Engineering Outreach will NOT be offering on campus accommodations for the summer of 2021. In years past, All QSEA Senior and QSEA Intermediate students have stayed in one of the premium residence rooms which means they are single climate-controlled rooms with a shared bathroom with one other person. An example of the residence rooms can be found using the following link:

  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Scott Compeau, Engineering Outreach Manager
    PEng, MASc, BEd, OCT, PhD Candidate

    As a professional engineer, a qualified high school Chemistry teacher, and the Manager of Connections Engineering Outreach over the past 6 years, I take pride in properly designing our workshops to include important aspects of the engineering profession. Also, with a Masters degree specializing in engineering education focusing on school students' perceptions of engineering, I am aware of the mis-perceptions that some students hold about the profession and the team works towards providing accurate information about the profession to correct these perceptions.

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    Queen’s Engineering Outreach team teaching digital skills

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    February 17, 2016
    Looking to educate future engineers

    Scott Compeau introduces QSEA. A two-week summer academy aimed at introducing high school students to engineering and Queen's University... Read More


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