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About QEC

Thinking of applying but aren’t sure? Take a look at what the competition has to offer. Opening ceremonies will take place on Friday, Nov 23rd in the evening, followed by a Wine and Cheese attended by delegates and members of industry. Then, delegates will compete on Nov 24th in their category of choice, with the problem statements being announced the morning of (with some exceptions). After the allotted time for competing is over, judging will happen in the ILC. At the same time, we will be hosting an exclusive Industry Exposition, where our industry partners as well as various design teams and conferences will be present. Following the expo, we will present awards at the closing ceremonies and head to the afterparty.
Winners from each category will receive a prize package, including a cash prize, the opportunity to represent Queen's at the Ontario Engineering Competition (potentially moving on to the Canadian Engineering Competition) as well as bragging rights.

Competitions

Junior (1st/2nd Year) & Senior (3rd/4th Year) Design

The design competitions provide an opportunity to students to exercise their critical thinking, design ideas and express themselves creatively. QEC is a challenge in idea generation, planning, and presenting of a solution for the innovative mind. It is completed and delivered as a team, exercising collaboration will be key to your success.
Questions? Email jrdesign.qec@engsoc.queensu.ca or srdesign.qec@engsoc.queensu.ca

Consulting

Teams of four step out of their comfort zone with an in-depth problem for which they must not only develop a strong solution, but also present it to a practicing engineering consultant. This area is a favourite for students looking to maximize their professional development and get a taste of the challenges faced by consulting engineers.
Questions? Email consulting.qec@engsoc.queensu.ca

Programming

The programming competition challenges delegates to work together and utilize their software development and project managment skills to create industry-quality software. The competition places emphasis on high-quality ideas for solving problems with real-world applications, rather than pure speed and raw programming abilities.
Questions? Email programming.qec@engsoc.queensu.ca

Communications

Have you ever listened to an engineer speak and realize you stopped understanding what they were saying after the first sentence? Let's change that up. Take a technical engineering problem and present it in a way that is readily understood by the public. It may be rocket science, but it doesn't have to sound like it.
Questions? Email communications.qec@engsoc.queensu.ca

Innovation

The innovation competition is an opportunity for delegates to choose their own topic by critically thinking and developing a new design that helps progress society. Students may participate individually or in a team of up to four people. The topic, research and development of a design is completed before the conference with final presentations happening at the conference.
Questions? Email innovation.qec@engsoc.queensu.ca

Debate

Are you looking for something unique to put on your resume? Debate is a time honoured tradition. It is important in several aspects of life: presentations, communication, and to convince your roommate that Wednesday is not a 'pre-pre-Friday'. If you are looking to hone your debate skills and talking about some engineering, check out the parliamentary debate.
Questions? Email debate.qec@engsoc.queensu.ca

Reengineering

This is a competition for those MacGyver's who want to express their creativity through an engineering design solution. The challenge focuses on taking an old item and adapting it to suit another situation. Two design solutions are required: one completed during the competition time and another more complex solution with a week's preparation time.
Questions? Email reengineering.qec@engsoc.queensu.ca

Design. Create. Communicate.


Sponsors

Want to woo students to come to your company?
Show your company’s commitment to the development of engineering students by sponsoring the Queen’s Engineering Competition. More info about QEC as well as sponsorship options and benefits can be found in our sponsorship package. Contact our Sponsorship Coordinator with questions or requests.
Become a sponsor today!

Meet The Team

Mukund Mauji

Conference Co-Chair

Connor Blandford

Conference Co-Chair

Marketing

Seth Davis

Marketing Coordinator

Marlene Dunsmoor

Partnerships

Sydney Liao

Marketing

Spencer Robins

Marketing

Sponsorship

David Altrows

Sponsorship Coordinator

Samantha Kobitowich

Sponsorship

Helen Rotenberg

Industry Exposition

Sydney Price

Sponsorship

Logistics

Katie Noble

Logistics Coordinator

Andrew Hayman

Logistics

Sam Berg

Logistics

Zak Birt

Logistics

IT & Finance

Nathan Lee

IT Coordinator

Mitchell Broeders

Finance Coordinator

Challenge Leaders
Rheal Chiasson

Senior Design

Andrew Churchill

Junior Design

Brenden Chow

Innovation

Spencer Blahey

Reengineering

Carlie Trimble

Consulting

Michael Kurdyla

Communications

Nathan Lee

Programming

Ryan Soth

Debate