Engineers Day, or E-Day, is a celebration of everything engineering has to offer. From building bridges to discovering new medications to writing the software that powers our cell phones, engineers and computer scientists do the things that make our 21st-century world work.
This year’s E-Day celebration at the University of Kentucky in Lexington is on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST in Paducah. E-Day comes at the end of Engineers Week, an annual event sponsored by a coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies dedicated to promoting math and science literacy and ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce.
E-Day is a “come and go” type event. Most activities do not a have start time, although a few contests (Egg Drop come to mind) will have a definitive time for judging. Most people find that they can’t make it around to every exhibit and contest because we have so many, so it is advisable to get here close to 9 am. We also have a mobile app to help you plan your day ahead of time and navigate our maze of exhibits. It is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD in the App Stores for both iOS and Android. Click here for the Android app, or here for the iOS version.
There are all kinds of things to see and do at E-Day. You’ll be able to explore many of our research and computer labs to see what our students do. Approximately 150 demonstrations, exhibits and contests hosted by UK Students and Departments, government organizations and industry will be featured. A list of contests and exhibits are coming soon.
Food is not provided; however, UK’s Dining Services will have some lunch options available. Rising Roll, located in RGAN, will be open. There are also many privately-owned restaurants within walking distance of campus.
Engineers Day is perfect for school-aged children from elementary all the way through high school; especially those interested in learning more about the exciting things engineers and computer scientists do. There are many things to amaze, inform and delight you at the UK College of Engineering. Even parents and teachers will be entertained. The best news is that E-Day is completely FREE and so is the parking!
Engineers Day Open House (Lexington Campus) takes place in several College of Engineering buildings on the campus of the University of Kentucky, including the Ralph G. Anderson (RGAN), F. Paul Anderson Tower (FPAT), Oliver H. Raymond Building (OHR), Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center (ASTeCC) and the Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems (CRMS).
There are several parking areas that we recommend for E-Day attendees and all are FREE!
Within the I-75/I-64 interchange in Fayette County, take the KY-922/AIRPORT, LEXINGTON exit 115.
From the exit take Newtown Pike toward Lexington to W. Main Street.
Turn LEFT onto West Main Street. You will drive past the Salvation Army Center and the Lexington Convention Center.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Upper Street.
After approximately ¾ of a mile, make a SHARP LEFT onto S. Limestone St. (this is where S. Upper and S. Limestone join to become two-way).
Parking Structure #5 will be on the left at 409 South Limestone Street.
Use the pedestrian bridge from the 3rd floor of the parking structure to cross over S. Limestone Street to main campus.
Then just follow the yard signs to the Engineering Complex.
All contests are “walk-up” unless noted below that they require pre-registration.
Do you have questions about E-Day or would you like more information? Let us know. Please fill out the contact form, or contact Chelsea Hansing directly.
If you represent an engineering or computer science related company or organization and would like to exhibit at E-Day, please contact Shelia Williams.