On behalf of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University, we would like to introduce you to Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) Senior. This non-credit experiential education program offers engineering focused courses for students currently in grades 9-11. The courses provide an overview of Engineering in a university setting, and caters to Canadian high school students.
QSEA senior is available in both one-week and multiple-week versions as there are multiple different courses to choose from within July and August of 2021 for a total of 5 weeks.
Please find more information about about our course offerings below:
Engineering at Queens A & B: Engineering at Queen's A & B, will see students introduced to the core engineering disciplines offered at Queen's University, while also exploring life as an engineering student. Students will asynchronously apply the fundamentals of math and science to open ended design problems, requiring abstract and technical thinking to explore the Engineering Design Process and the engineering professions.
Through a series of daily activities, each course offers students the opportunity to learn engineering principles and skills such as design, drafting, modeling and computer programming, along with the opportunity to strengthen professional skills such as asynchronous learning and communication. These activities will include, but are not limited to: Mousetrap Cars, Micro:bit Cryptography and Sensing Emotion using AI. 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) & other engineering design software programs used by Queen’s engineering undergraduate students. Engineering at Queen’s A & B will showcase the diverse field that is engineering!