About Science Quest

Founded in 1988 by Jennifer Howard and Miye Cox (nee Kadonaga), two female Queen’s University engineering students, Science Quest has had 27 years of unparalleled success in Kingston and the surrounding area. Science Quest has spent the past 26 years increasing in size and improving in quality, and is now widely respected and well known all across Southern Ontario.

Science Quest is proud to provide Kingston and the greater area with in-class workshops during May and June, the highest quality of science and engineering summer camps during July and August, and on campus school year clubs programming from September- December, and January- March.

Each year Science Quest is able to inspire increasingly more youth with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming, and reached over 5,000 students in 2014 alone. Science Quest is also proud to be one of the founding members of Actua, a nationally-recognized charitable organization which reaches over 225,000 youth per year in 500 communities across Canada.

Science Quest is run through the Engineering Society of Queen’s University, and is a 100% student run organization. All of our instructors are science and engineering undergraduate students who are extremely passionate about sharing their love of STEM programming with youth. All of our programming is developed by our awesome and knowledgeable instructor team and as a result each year’s programming is completely unique and representative of our staff’s interests.

Science Quest is committed to generating interest, enthusiasm, and passion for science and engineering in students all across Ontario- regardless of cultural, social, linguistic, or financial barriers- by providing innovative, tangible, hands-on educational experiences in an inspirational and inclusive environment. We provide both general and Aboriginal bursaries to ensure that as many kids have the opportunity to come to camp as possible.

This year we hope to be able to reach as many children as possible with the message that science and engineering should be fun, and to  become the spark which launches a child’s interest in continuing both their high school and post secondary education in STEM career pathways.

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Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Amanda
Last Name: 
Little
Title: 
Director
Location: 
45 Union Street
Kingston, ON 10015
Canada
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Program Details
Year Established: 
1988
Program Focus: 
Biology
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Earth and Environmental Science
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Entrepreneurship
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Making/DIY
Program Focus: 
Robotics
Program Focus: 
Space Science/Aerospace/Rocketry
Program Focus: 
Technology
Girls served annually: 
2500
Boys served annually: 
3000
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Name: 
Science Quest
Organization Contact Info
First Name: 
Amanda
Last Name: 
Little
Title: 
Founder
Location: 
45 Union Street UCB 265 MCOL
Kingston, ON
Canada
Phone: 6135336870
Slug: 
about-science-quest

Available Resources/Activities

workshops/classes/training
facilities/physical space
computer technology support
computer access

Collaboration Interests

working with similar organizations
working with K-12 schools
working with industry representatives
sponsorship
sharing resources

Needed Resources/Activities

volunteers
STEM curriculum/activities
mentoring
girls interested in STEM
funding/sponsorship
equipment donations
computer technology support
computer access
boys interested in STEM
access to tools/equipment

Populations Served

rural
low income
high achieving/gifted
general public
elementary
diversity focus
at-risk
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