Queen’s Rocket Engineering Team
The Queen’s Rocket Engineering Team (QRET) is a team of students from Queen’s University that share a passion for design and construction of high speed aircraft for the space and aerospace industries. The team builds a rocket each year to compete at the Spaceport America Cup.
The objective of the competition is to deliver an 8.8 lb payload to an altitude of 10,000 feet, then track, and recover the rocket and payload in reflyable condition.
Queen’s Space Engineering Team
The Queen’s Space Engineering Team is a group of exceptional and passionate students who share the desire to explore and compete in the world of space science and technology.
Created in 2006, QSET has built stand-alone, off the grid, mobile platform rovers, as well as 3U CubeSats which were all used to compete in various international space competitions (University Rover Challenge, European Rover Challenge, Canadian Satellite Design Challenge).
Queen’s University Baja SAE is a multi-disciplinary, student-run engineering team that challenges students to design, fabricate and race a small off-road vehicle. We compete in the North American Baja SAE three-race series each spring, which attracts around two hundred teams from around the world. For forty-five years our team has been a strong international competitor in Baja SAE, consistently achieving top ten finishes.
Queen’s Genetically Engineered Machine (QGEM)
The Queen’s Genetically Engineered Machine (QGEM) Team is the Queen’s University chapter of International Genetic Engineered Machine (iGEM). QGEM is an undergraduate research and design team that uses innovations in the fast-evolving field of synthetic biology to tackle current real-world problems related to medicine, industry, the environment, sustainability, and more. We also part of the collective Ontario Genetic Engineered Machine (oGEM), with whom we collaborate with to share ideas, lab protocols, and funding plans.
Queen’s VEX U Robotics Team (QVEX)
The Queen’s VEX U Robotics Team (QVEX) is a diverse team of students competing in the VEX U Robotics Competition. Our current roster includes over 20 students from 4 different faculties, a combined total of over 50 person-years of competitive robotics experience and 15 World Championship appearances.
While the objective changes year to year, QVEX focuses on creating a pair of high-quality robots that are capable of precise object manipulation, visual object detection, unaided autonomous motion and navigation, driver-assisted remote operation, and much more. QVEX strives to continually push the boundaries of the VEX U Robotics Competition by developing cutting-edge software and by utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques of both electronic and mechanical components.
Queen’s Bridge Building Team (QBBT)
We are the Queen’s University Bridge Building Design Team. We build bridges.
No, seriously. We are currently in our 6th year of operation and we compete in the Troitsky Bridge Building Competition which originated in 1975 and hosts universities all across Canada. We are an entirely student run team that oversees the design, fabrication, construction, and crushing of multiple wooden bridges.
Our task is simple: build a bridge out of popsicle sticks, glue, and dental floss. Seems pretty simple, right? We break into 6 teams of 6 Engineering students and each team designs and assembles a bridge. We spend a month designing the bridges and then the next 4 months constructing them so we can crush them in March.
Formula SAE is a competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The competition is open to engineering faculties worldwide and consists of the design, construction, and testing of an open wheeled race car. The cars are constructed according to engine and frame limitations that promote engineering creativity. All cars must pass through a 96 point technical inspection before being allowed to compete. The cars are built over a time period of one school year and are taken to several competitions each year with over 150 schools from 13 countries participating. FSAE provides valuable real world experience that can be directly applied in the automotive, as well as other, engineering sectors in post graduate pursuits.
Queen’s Solar Design Team (QSDT)
The Queen’s Solar Design Team aims to provide both hands-on-experience and education to students interested in sustainable technology development. Since 2011, the team has shifted its focus from building and competing with solar vehicles to designing and engineering fully off-grid, autonomous houses such as the Queen’s Solar Education Centre (located on West Campus). Last year, QSDT was a finalist in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon for our design of a suburban single-family home.
This year, our Solar Decathlon entry will be designed in partnership with Tiny Town Association to address the affordable housing crisis and house vulnerable populations within Kingston. All disciplines and faculties are welcome!
The Queen’s Supermileage Team is an EngSoc design team at Queen’s University that aims to design and manufacture ultra fuel-efficient vehicles to compete in the annual Shell Eco-Marathon.
Queen’s Biomedical Innovation Team (QBiT)
Queen’s Biomedical Innovation Team (QBiT) is an undergraduate student-run, interdisciplinary design team focusing on biomedical device design and innovation. The team typically consists of ninety members in mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering, kinesiology, biology, biotechnology, and more. The team emphasizes collaboration between disciplines to create a comprehensive and fully-realized final product. The QBiT team strongly believes in education through application, and thus the team’s projects focus primarily on problem identification, prototyping design, and testing phases of product development. The team aims to compete in numerous international competitions per year, depending on the nature of the projects undertaken. QBiT also focuses its diverse knowledge base on providing learning opportunities for both the students on the team and other interested members of the community. The team organizes case competitions, speaker series, and collaborations with other design teams to expand the team’s potential and cultivate the principles of biomedical innovation at Queen’s and in the greater society of academia.
Queen’s Mostly Autonomous Sailboat Team (QMAST)
Undergraduate students designing and building robotic sailboats. We compete annually at the International Robotic Sailboat Regatta.
QMAST allows people to gain valuable experience working with integrated computer systems, robotics and power electronics. It also provides a unique way to practice naval architecture and aerodynamics.
QMAST focuses on learning, and stresses good communication and teamwork.
Queen’s Concrete Toboggan Team (QCTT)
Tobogganing down a snow-covered hill never goes out of style. The Queen’s Concrete Toboggan Team is a civil engineering-based design team that competes annually in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR). The team is challenged to design and construct a toboggan with a running surface made from concrete, complete with steering and braking systems. Competitors are evaluated on their concrete mix and toboggan designs, speed, stopping distance, team spirit, technical presentation and technical report writing skills. The competition also addresses sustainability with two environmental based awards. Being a student run event, industry sponsorship is crucial to the success of each team and the competition.
Queen’s Aero Design Team
The Queen’s Aero Design Team competes in the International SAE Aero Design Competition, held annually each spring in the United States. The team builds one or two small scale remote control aircrafts, which aim to accomplish several goals, including highest payload fraction (smallest plane, biggest load), accuracy in dropping a payload onto a target, and largest payload carried. New aircrafts are designed and built each year using a variety of design software and techniques, and then constructed in shop. All disciplines and faculties are welcome to join the team, and of course, no experience is required. Come check us out in the ILC in BMH 115A!
Queen’s Concrete Canoe Team (QCCT)
The Queen’s Concrete Canoe Team is an interdisciplinary competitive design team that designs and builds a canoe out of concrete every year! Want to know more? Come check us out on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm in the Ellis Hall concrete lab (Basement of Ellis Hall).
Queen’s Fuel Cell Team
The Queen’s Fuel Cell Team (QFCT) is an undergraduate student-run design team at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario that strives to develop applications for fuel cells technology and provide opportunities for students to gain hands on design experience. Over 60 dedicated undergraduate students from a wide range of disciplines work on a variety of projects including building and testing of fuel cells and designing various vehicles to be powered by clean energy.
Queen’s Solar Design Team
The Queen’s Solar Design Team aims to provide both hands-on-experience and education to students interested in sustainable technology development. Since 2011, the team has shifted its focus from building solar vehicles to designing and engineering a fully off-grid, autonomous house named the Queen’s Solar Education Centre (located on our campus), and competing in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon!
Today, the team is working on a variety of sustainability projects including a model for a suburban single family home for the aboriginal community in Sachigo Lake area! We encourage new ideas and would like anyone interested to come visit our website.
Queen’s Soft Robotics
Queen’s Soft Robotics is a student run organization founded in 2017 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Queen’s Soft Robotics aims to explore the field of soft robotics and increase awareness of the field’s applications within the Queen’s community.
Soft robotics is a new area of research that integrates engineering for biologically inspired applications often in the fields of medicine and healthcare. Its focus is on utilizing soft materials such as silicones and rubbers to replace the conventionally rigid parts found in robotics. These soft materials allow for more fluidic motion of designs and provides a more organic appearance for ease of implementation in many applications.
Queen’s Hyperloop Design Team
The Queen’s Hyperloop Design Team (QHDT) is a team comprised of over 60 like-minded students who share a vision for changing the future of transportation. We leverage the amazingly talented students within the Queen’s community to work in a cross-functional team, striving towards one goal: make the hyperloop a reality.
Queen’s Robomaster (QRM) is a team of 20+ students who aim to compete in the international Robomaster University Championship (RMUC) in Shenzhen, China each year. Founded in 2017, QRM has been able to assemble a team of multi-capable robotics to compete in projectile-based combat. With sub-teams focused on mechanical CAD design, embedded systems development, and AI & Machine Vision research, Queens Robomaster brings many fields of engineering to students looking to learn more about robotics.
Queen’s BioMechatronics Team (BMeT)
Queen’s BioMechatronics Team (BMeT) is a multidisciplinary design team at Queen’s that utilizes mechanical and electrical engineering concepts to produce wearable bionic devices that analyze, study, and enhance human motion. The prototypes are designed for use in nearly any industry or application including construction, medicine, and emergency services.