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Golden Age for Science Formal

  • Students from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science transform Grant Hall into the "The Golden Age of Film" for the 114th Science Formal. (University Communications)
    Students from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science transform Grant Hall into the "The Golden Age of Film" for the 114th Science Formal. (University Communications)
  • A pair of Queen's engineering students work on one of the railings that will be added to the main structure, which is modeled after an Academy Awards stage. (University Communications)
    A pair of Queen's engineering students work on one of the railings that will be added to the main structure, which is modeled after an Academy Awards stage. (University Communications)
  • It takes thousands of volunteer hours from engineering students to help transform Grant Hall for the 114th Science Formal, being held Saturday, Nov. 5. (University Communications)
    It takes thousands of volunteer hours from engineering students to help transform Grant Hall for the 114th Science Formal, being held Saturday, Nov. 5. (University Communications)

Grant Hall has been filled with the sounds of pounding hammers and saws buzzing this week as students from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science have been hard at work setting up the Science Formal.

In its 114th edition, the Science Formal is set for Saturday, Nov. 5, and hundreds of students have been hard at work creating the decorations, highlighted by the massive centerpiece structure. This year’s theme is “The Golden Age of Film.” The event is also a fundraiser for the United Way of Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington.

While the focus is on creating an atmosphere worthy of the history-filled celebration, it is also an opportunity for engineering students to put their education to work and pick up some new skills.

“Everyone has a lot of good skills,” says convener Brent Fallis, Sc’17, adding that there has been a conscious effort to incorporate students from a wider range of engineering programs. “Being able to apply those is a pretty good way to get people to put the pedal to the metal in a time like this.”

Ahead of the celebration, Grant Hall will be opened to the public for tours on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and entry is by donation to help support the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. Over the past 13 years the Science Formal Open House has raised more than $15,000 for the United Way.

For more information about the Queen’s Science Formal, visit scienceformal.ca