Engineer for a Year outreach program

Posted on December 19, 2014

The ‘Engineer for a Year’ outreach program – run through the Queen’s University Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science – is intended to promote engagement in STEM subjects and spark interest in engineering careers with students in Grades 4 – 12 through hands-on learning. As part of this program, Richard Elliott – an MASc candidate in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining – has been regularly visiting two local Grade 12 chemistry classes, running workshops designed to introduce a career in engineering within the context of their high school curriculum. As part of this outreach program, these high school students were recently invited to tour the newly renovated lab facilities in Goodwin Hall. While on campus they received an introduction to the mining industry, with demonstrations of float cell operation in the mineral processing lab and stress testing of rock samples in the rock mechanics laboratory giving the students firsthand exposure to the variety of engineering roles involved in the mining industry.


For more information on the Engineer for a Year program, download this PDF.

Mineral Processing demonstrationRock Mechanics Demonstration