Science Formal is arguably the longest-standing tradition of Queen’s Applied Science. It has become one of the most highly anticipated events at Queen’s and offers invaluable project management, construction, and teamwork experience to the fourth-year engineering students for which the event is planned.
Fundamentally, the Science Formal is planned and executed each year as follows: the graduating students choose a theme for the event and Grant Hall and select parts of Kingston Hall are decorated according to this theme. The signature piece of the Formal is a huge structure in the centre of Grant Hall that varies year to year, depending on the theme. Recent Formals have celebrated such themes as Sci’07’s Scientia Septem Semper Parvulus(Peter Pan), Sci’08’s Broadway with its own Times Square, Sci’09’sCorruptiornamentumnovern (James Bond) with an airplane and two watch towers filling Grant Hall, Sci’10’s Exordiumeximius, with a large Babylonian pyramid surrounded by the Hanging Gardens, Sci’ 11’s Solemnitasplagiariusterra (Planet Earth) with rooms incorporating the variety of nature offered by the earth, and Sci ‘12s Grandaeurbesorbis (Great Cities of the World).
Sponsorship is critical to the running of the formal each year, and we look to corporate sponsors for support in exchange for promotion of their brand and exposure to the graduating class of Queen’s Engineering and Applied Science. The event itself showcases the creative and collaborative nature of our students, and provides the graduating students with unparalleled undergraduate experience in design, construction, creative thinking, problem solving, leadership, management, and teamwork.
There is a public open house the afternoon before the formal, so the impressive structure and artistic work throughout the venue can be shared with the community. During this open house, the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington are invited to collect donations at the venue entrance, strengthening the commitment of Queen’s Engineering students to supporting community initiatives.
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