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2019 Exhibits and Competitions

Competitions


Egg Drop 

Create a device that will allow an egg to be dropped from the 2nd floor of OHR. Download the entry form here. And, download the competition guidelines here.

Volcano Contest

Build a volcano at home or school and then enter into a competition to win prizes at the Chemical Engineering Eday. Download the Volcano Contest rules here.

Chi Epsilon Lego Bridge Building Contest

Students will build the strongest bridge possible with their given Legos. The bridge that holds the most weight wins!

Bridge Competition and Transportation Related Competitions

Bridges will be created using office appliances (newspaper, tape, etc) to create the sturdiest bridge being weighed by UKITE.

Pipe Cleaner Structure Contest

Competition where whoever can build the tallest tower out of pipe cleaners will win a free t-shirt.

Tau Beta Pi Speed Bent Building Contest

K-12 students will be asked to build a Lego replica of our symbol (the Bent) as quickly as possible.

Tower Building Contest

Given four sheets of printer paper and one meter of masking tape, build the tallest free standing tower to win.

 

Exhibits


ACM VR Demo

BeatSpace Demo is a virtual reality music application developed by students of the ACM at UK. The user is able to wear a VR headset and motion-tracked hand controllers to play virtual instruments. Use the joystick to walk around, and interact with the instruments using your own real hand gestures.

Acoustics Laboratory

Visit the anechoic chamber, a room designed to completely absorb reflections of either sound or electromagnetic waves.

Aerospace Studies

Cadets will provide information about the Air Force ROTC.

After the Storn

Determine the impact that a storm can have on a stream (interactive display).

All About Dams - Get Your Hands Wet

Learn how dams work through an interactive model. Use your hands to control the dam and keep the surrounding homes safe.

American Institution of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Learn how to make and fly awesome paper planes!

Army ROTC

How to become an Army Officer

Balloon Giveaway

Get your balloon!

#BBNGoesGreen

Energy conservation campaign, showcasing our energy production bicycle.

Belcan: Hands On Helicopter Rotar Display

Interactive demo of a Helicopter Flight Control System.

Biomedical Engineering Society

Biomedical Engineering Society student organization promoting involvement in biomedical engineering.

Biomedical Optical Imaging

The Biomedical Optics Lab of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering develops optical spectroscopy.

Biosystems Engineering Info

Information about Biosystems and Ag Engr

Bridge Competition and Transportation Related Competitions

Bridges will be created using office appliances (newspaper, tape, etc) to create the sturdiest bridge being weighed by UKITE.

Build your own Bridge

Students will come and build their own bridge out of straw and tape. The objective is to make a strong/durable bridge.

Building Simple Circuits

Learn about electric circuits from the IEEE Student Group.

Bullard #centuryofsafety

Learn how Bullard products and technologies help to advance safety. Come see Thermal Cameras, Respirators and Fire Helmets!

Cardiovascular Engineering

How does music affect the function of the heart and regulation of blood pressure?

Center for Nanoscale Science & Engineering Tour

See the labs for the CeNSE research group.

Chemical & Materials Engineering Program Information

Brochures & pamphlets related to the Chemical & Materials Engineering curricula.

Chi Epsilon Lego Bridge Building Contest

Students will build the strongest bridge possible with their given Legos. The bridge that holds the most weight wins!

Coding with Dash and Dot

Dash and Dot are back this year for another fun coding demo! You'll write a program that you can test and debug with the robots.

Computational Electromagnetics

Learn about how things like radio waves and antennas are analyzed.

Computer Science Showcase and Mini-workshops

Mini-workshops and a showcase of projects that demonstrate applications of computer science and explain concepts behind them.

Cosmetic Chemistry: Lipgloss

Did you know makeup companies use chemistry to design their products? Come make lip gloss and learn about cosmetic chemistry!

Cummins Inc.

Digital Design Laboratory

Learn about circuits that are used to make computers.

DIY Candy Tablets

Create your own unique tablet formulation from our candy selection and learn about how pharmaceuticals are mass produced!

East Kentucky Power Cooperative

ECE Maker Space

See the place where Electrical and Computer Engineering students make their cool gadgets!

ECE Senior Design Projects

Explore current projects for senior Electrical and Computer Engineering students.

Egg Drop and Build a Tower with gum drops

Students will create a device that will allow an egg to be dropped from the 2nd floor / students will build towers out of pasta.

Electric Bike Demonstration/Wind and Solar Power Generation

The exhibit will feature an interactive electric bike demonstration as well as solar and wind energy generation displays.

Electric Vehicle "Display and Talk"

Visitors will be able to see actual electric vehicles, ask questions and hear the latest advances on EV technology.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electric experiment and 3D printer.

Electromagnetic Launcher

Launch things with an electric energy source.

Engineering Equity in STEM: Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative

Members of the KGSC Teen Board will present local STEM resources and DIY projects aimed at engaging girls in engineering

Farmstead Planning

1/64 scale farm

Fire Tornado 

(1)Fire Tornado, will demonstrate the formation of fire whirls, which is a whirlwind induced by a fire.

FIRST Lego League Robotics Exhibition

We will be reenacting the UK FLL Robotics Into Orbit Competition that occurred on December 8th. 

Fun with Fluids

Come observe the bizarre behavior of non-Newtonian fluids!

Future City Competition Exhibition

We will be inviting the winners of the KY Future City Competition back to exhibit and promote the competition.

Go with the flow (Floodplain Simulation)

Hands-on simulations to demonstrate how floodplains work, witness how stream flow is affected during high times of runoff.

Gold Panning

We will teach students the mechanics behind gold panning and offer them the opportunity to pan for flattened BBs.

Grow your own Energy

Grow your own energy.

Hour of Code

Please join us for an Hour of Code for an introduction to application, web, and game development.

How is cotton candy is made?

Ask how it is made and enjoy some cotton candy.

In a Heartbeat

Students will keep track of their heart rate using clay, a toothpick, and a stopwatch.

Innovations in Chemical Engineering

Stop by to learn about exciting topics in Chemical Engineering!

K-Car

Lego car project.

Kentucky Children's Hospital

We will have a game of "Operation" cornhole! See if you can score to win surprise giveaways.

Kentucky Engineering Exposure Network

KEEN is a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Program dedicated to teaching Kentucky's youth about engineering.

Kentucky National Guard Engineering

Demolition exhibit

Kentucky Re-Entry Universal Payload System

Focused on the development of a vehicle for the conduction of experimentation during re-entry into the atmosphere.

Learn About Electrical and Computer Engineering

Visit at least seven electrical and computer engineering exhibits to be entered into a drawing for a great prize! Entry forms may be picked up in 453 FPAT

Learn To Code with LightBot

Solve puzzles using code! Guide your virtual robot through a maze using block-based programming.

Lego Earthquake Towers and Lego Dams

Build a Lego tower to withstand an "earthquake" and build a Lego dam to hold back a "flowing stream."

Lexmark

Multiple tables with multiple hands on activities.

LGBTQ Engineering Booth

We are discussing this at our Jan. 17th meeting but have an early idea about prisms creating colors; controlled by Arduinos.

Lights, Camera, Computation!

Learn about how cameras and computing collide.

Lockheed Martin

Multiple tables with multiple hands on activities.

Magical Materials

Shape Memory Alloys-Can materials remember different shapes without magic? Please come and see!

Making Biodiesel

Making Biodiesel

Marty the Retail Robot

A look at Marty, the retail store robot from Badger Technologies, located in Nicholasville, KY.

Math and Logic Puzzles

If you really like exercising your brain and figuring things out then this is where you want to be.

Mechanical Engineering's Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Laboratory

Come visit us in the UAV lab and check out some of the work being conducted by students in the lab!

Meet Formula Kentucky

Stop by to check out the team's racecar, talk to members on the team, and get the fastest time on our RC cars!

Meet the UK Solar Car Team

Stop by to check out the team's solar-powered car and talk to members on the team!

Mine Rescue Apparatus

We will show the steps in donning mine rescue equipment and explain details of the competition to students/families.

Mineral Processing Demo & Interactive Topographic Sandbox

A demonstration of screening material, and an interactive topographic sandbox that continuously maps the topography of the sand.

Mini City

The LG&E and KU Mini City demonstration is a table top display that educates consumers on the importance of electric safety.

Mosaic Building - 1 by 1

Pick your favorite mosaic instruction sheet and create a 3D mosaic using 1x1 LEGO® Bricks.

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Examples of research works/methods that are performed in the Human Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab of the F. Joseph Halcomb III.

Nano Science

How do you make something you can't even see? Explore science of microscopic proportions!

Nanoscale 3D Printing

Nanoscale materials exhibit.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing & AspireIT

The Aspirations in Computing (AIC) Award program opportunity and Grant Funding for Tech Workshops through AspireIT.

Neural Engineering

Examples of research works/methods that are performed in the Neural Systems Laboratory of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, MD Department.

Newton's Attic

SPINtron: A mutli-axis machine that simulated the motions of a space capsule in a spin or tumble.

PEIK Renewable Energy Lab

Learn about alternative electrical energy sources

Pipe Cleaner Structure Contest

Competition where whoever can build the tallest tower out of pipe cleaners will win a free t-shirt.

Popcorn!

Get your popcorn!

Power and Energy

Learn about power and energy systems, build magnetic trains.

Railroad Transportation/RailCats Lab

Model trains and more, learn the importance of rail in our lives.

RC pulling tractors

1/16 scale pulling tractors-Choose your tractor and drivecome and drive one!!

Red Cup STEM Challenge

People will work in groups to use rubber bands to build a tower out of solo cups the quickest.  

Resilient Infrastructure - Sand Castle Challenge

Test your skills in building tallest earthquake resistant sand castle.

Robot Maze

Race a Lego robot against the clock.

Rocketeers

Design and build your own rockets then compete against other Rocketeers to see whose rocket flies the farthest.

Rube Goldberg Machine - Society of Women Engineers

Rube Goldberg machines are always fun to watch. Check out a Rube Goldberg machine built by our very own SWE members!

See the Sun for Free

If clear, we will set up a solar telescope for safely looking at the Sun in the engineering quad.

Senior Design Projects - Prototypes and Posters

Come see and discuss what has been designed and built for the Senior Design projects in Mechanical Engineering.

Snack Sale

Delicous and energizing!

Snap Circuits

Have fun learning what its like to be an electrical engineer, and come build some snap circuits.

Space Age Materials for Bridge Construction and Repair

Composite and high performance material used for the construction and structural repair of bridges are presented.

Space Tango

Learn about Space Tango hardware that makes life sciences, physical sciences, flow chemistry and much more possible in space!

Stantec in Your Community

Bridge inspection hoisting, various small water demos, simulated driving, geotechnical soil sampling

STEAM ACADEMY: Projectile Motion

Students can use projectile motion to launch ping pong balls into buckets to win STEAM swag.

STEAM Engineering Design / Build Challenges

Problem solve and work together to complete a variety of hands-on engineering challenges - from bridges to rollercoasters!

Straw Rockets

Join us in building a fun straw rocket using a straw and paper and testing it to see how far it can go!

Super Structures

Can you build a life-size fort, a miniature Colosseum, or a structure that will stand up to an earthquake?

Tau Beta Pi Speed Bent Building Contest

K-12 students will be asked to build a Lego replica of our symbol (the Bent) as quickly as possible.

The Future Starts Here

The Girl Scouts of Wilderness Road

Girl Scout Information

The Science Behind Materials

Come visit us to learn hands-on about the world of materials science and engineering. A tile that can protect you from fire, glass you can hit with a hammer, metals that remember their shape, superconductor levitation and more are all made possible by fascinating materials!

Tower Building Contest

Given four sheets of printer paper and one meter of masking tape, build the tallest free standing tower to win.

Traffic Engineering Technology and Devices

Exhibit how a traffic signal works, detection devices, signal display, software tools, and signs.

UAVs in Agriculture

Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) uses in agriculture.

Ubloo Balls: Fun with Chemistry!

At this exhibit, students learn about the wonders of chemical bonding as they create their own bouncing balls.

UK Mining Engineering - More than you think

Various mining and technology demonstrations.

UKegos

Construct your own lego people - from pieces all 3D printed in UK Engineering's Innovation Center.

Volcano Contest

Build a volcano at home or school and then enter into a competition to win prizes at the Chemical Engineering Eday.

Weights and Distance - How does it relate?

Come learn about how weight affects how far a car will travel. Each person will pick one of our model cars, pick the weight amount and location and watch it run down the ramp. We will measure how far it goes and plot all the data for the day. Can you guess where to put the weight to make it go the farthest? Also come learn about Toyota, the kaizen process and what vehicles we make at the Georgetown.

What do wetland do?

Learn about wetlands.

What's in a pill?: Fun science demonstrations!

Have you ever wondered why most medicines we take come in the form of pills? We have an interactive demonstration to answer this.