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  • Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019
    Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019, part of NSERC’s Science Odyssey campaign, was the largest and most successful event to date with 5,200 visitors and 400 volunteers learning more about the groundbreaking STEAM research happening at Queen’s and in Kingston. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019
    Canadian Astronaut Drew Feustel (PhD’95, DSc’16), former commander of the International Space Station and Queen’s alumnus, was the special guest at Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019
    An exciting performance at the Chemistry Magic Show with Queen’s Chemistry graduate students and faculty researcher Kevin Stamplecoskie at Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019
    Grade school participants of the Ask an Astronaut Q&A with Astronaut Drew Feustel (PhD’95, DSc’16), former commander of the International Space Station and Queen’s alumnus, at Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019
    Queen’s Faculty of Education professor, Lynda Colgan, co-coordinator of Science Rendezvous Kingston, attends the opening ceremonies of Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019 with Ingenuity Lab robot, Husky. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019
    An attendee learns about the anatomical sciences with Queen’s Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019
    Mark Gerretsen, MP for Kingston and the Islands, celebrates the opening of Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019 on Saturday, May 11. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019
    An attendee learns more about bee health and pollination with the Limestone Beekeepers’ Guild at Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)

As part of NSERC’s Science Odyssey campaign, Science Rendezvous Kingston was the largest and most successful to date with 5,200 visitors and 400 volunteers learning more about the groundbreaking STEAM research happening at Queen’s and in the Kingston community.

Hosted at the Leon's Centre, the day featured three headline events. Attendees had an opportunity to meet Astronaut Drew Feustel (PhD’95, DSc’16), former commander of the International Space Station and Queen’s alumnus at the Ask an Astronaut Q&A. Upon entering the event space, visitors were greeted by Dippy the dinosaur, a casting of a Diplodocus standing over four metres high and 26 metres long. There was also an opportunity to learn about bee health and pollination with the Limestone Beekeepers’ Guild as they demonstrated a working beehive.

About 75 per cent of the researchers exhibiting at Science Rendezvous Kingston were Queen’s affiliated. Some of the highlights of the free, family-oriented event included hands-on exhibits from Queen’s Anatomy, Hexagon Magic Puzzles, the Art of Research pop-up photo exhibit, demonstrations from Ingenuity Labs, and the Chemistry Magic Show.

For more information about Science Rendezvous Kingston, visit the website.