Get in Touch

Are you an educator interested in either a tour of the QSEC or a workshop in your very own classroom? We would love to help give your group an unforgettable experience.

To inquire about workshop times and offerings, click the Contact button in the menu or click on the button below.


The Queen's Solar Design Team hosts donation-based, personalized workshops for Kingston youth and adult groups, open doors events and private tours of the QSEC throughout the year.


Common themes throughout all of our events include sustainability and innovative design engineering.

“We joined the QSDT team for a tour of the autonomous house for our departmental retreat. Jackie and his team were extremely informative in telling us what they have done in the house so far and what the vision is for the future. The journey that has been the Queen’s Solar Design team (starting with a car, and now developing this house) is nothing short of amazing. We learned about the different ways the harnessed solar energy can be used, and the surprising ways one can create a net zero living environment. I am still amazed at the plan of wanting to grow potatoes under the porch. The session was extremely informative and we all enjoyed the tour very much, I highly recommend planning a visit with the Queen’s Solar Design team.”

- Josephina S., Administrative Assistant, Queen's Office of Advancement


Community Events & Conferences

Want to add the QSEC as a stop to your community event or group tour event? QSDT has been active for over 30 years and has major presence within EngSoc and Queen's history.


We love to share what we are working on.

Children's camp & school workshops

We host children's camps for all ages at our QSEC center, running various activities including solar powered car races,  ​converting radiant energy to heat, and photovoltaics.

We can also visit you at your location!

QSEC Tours

Do you want to learn more about the engineering projects we are working on at our very own autonomous, net-zero home on campus? We'd be happy to host your private group.

Sustainability Talks

We'd love to talk to your group about the process of engineering autonomous homes and the energy and cost savings you can make in your own homes!



We will not be hosting in-person workshops, community events, or QSEC Tours. Please contact us to inquire about hosting online events for your organization.

We thank you for your ongoing support.