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Engineers Day

Exhibits

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Presented by Swiss Metrology

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

"What happens to the rain after a storm? Learn about stormwater, rain gardens, and more.

Presented by BAE Student Branch

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

We are a group dedicated to enriching the experience of undergraduate students interested in aerospace. Typical activities include talks from industry members and figures in academia, trips to aero-related sites, build projects, movie nights/watch parties, and much more!

Presented by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Contestants will be moved in the aerial device platform above a target on the ground. They will then proceed to drop the bean bags and try to rack up the highest score. All contestants will receive a prize!

Presented by Altec Industries, Inc. Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

Vibro-acoustics lab with wedges on the walls that absorb sound.

Presented by Vibro-Acoustics Group

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Creating virtual sound fields and auditory illusions with spatially distributed speakers

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

We will have different materials in ice water. The kids will have to feel the materials to tell if it is a conductor or insulator.

Presented by ASHRAE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

A place where attendess can speak with an UK alum about being an engineer

Presented by UKEngineering Alumni Association Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

A topographical sandbox "map" that colors contours according to height and updates in real-time.

Presented by SME Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Presented by Phi Sigma Rho

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

Ever wonder what goes into a balloon to make it float? Learn all about helium and grab a balloon at the same time!

Presented by BAE Student Branch

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

Stop by the UK BMES exhibit to learn more about Biomedical Engineering while playing interactive games that use your body's natural physiological signals.

Presented by Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Examples of research works/methods that are performed in the Regenerative Biomaterials Laboratory of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, MD Department of Biomedical Engineering

Presented by Biomedical Engineering

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Examples of research works/methods that are performed in the Bio-Photonics Laboratory of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, MD Department of Biomedical Engineering

Presented by Biomedical Engineering

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Biosystems and Agriculture Engineering students will be giving general information about what biosystems engineers do!

Presented by BAE Student Branch

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

Video compilation of mining production blasts ranging in many sizes and materials.

Presented by SME Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Using 1x1 LEGO® Bricks, follow the pattern to create a 3-D mosaic image.

Presented by Bricks 4 Kidz – Lexington Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9)

Academic Advisors from the ME department are available to provide information about the BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Presented by Department of Mechanical Engineering

Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

See the labs for the CeNSE research group

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

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

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Playing games with materials made from corn starch

Presented by BAE Student Branch Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

Come and see how the things we use every day work through some simple hands on activities. See how a speaker makes sound, how your TV knows which button you press on the remote control, how marshmallows behave in space and much more.

Presented by Crosstown Kids Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9)

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

Presented by Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

If it can't be grown it must be mined! Learn all about minerals, engineering, processing and more through fun, interactive exhibits!

Presented by Department of Mining Engineering Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Ultraviolet light can be one way to detect certain types of bacteria

Presented by CIvil Engineering/ERTL

Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

Learn about the circuits that are used to make computers.

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Engineers design resilient infrastructure to keep us all safe. Dream Big as you design and build Lego dams and towers. Then test your designs against floods and earthquakes!

Presented by American Society of Civil Engineers Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Designing roads, inspecting bridges underwater and dangling from a bridge 886 feet over the Colorado River. Come check out how the coolest engineers do their jobs and test drive the Double Crossover Diamond simulator.

Presented by Stantec Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

We will have a solar panel and touch screen with description and possibly a working model of a steam boiler to demonstrate how we produce electricity.

Presented by East Kentucky Power Coooperative Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

Explore current projects for senior Electrical and Computer Engineering students.

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Balloon giveway for children age 11 and under Presented by UK E-Day

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9)

Contestants will create a case in which an egg will be placed and then dropped from the second story. Winners are selected based on the ability of the case to keep the egg from breaking, and the overall weight of the case, with lighter cases gaining more points.

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2018 Egg Drop Entry Form

Presented by American Society of Civil Engineers

Launch things with an electric energy source

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

3D EnviroScape® Watershed/Nonpoint model provides a hands-on, interactive demonstration of the sources and effects of water pollution

Presented by Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

Explore earthquake tables, T00-Beez, and other hands-on engineering activities!

Presented by Explorium

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

A fire whirl – also commonly known as a fire tornado is a whirlwind induced by a fire and often made up of flame or ash. They usually start with a whirl of wind or smoke. Fire whirls may occur when intense rising heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirling eddies of air. These eddies can contract into a tornado-like vortex that sucks in burning debris and combustible gases. The exhibit shows a scale model of the amazing phenomenon every 30 minutes during E-Day.

Presented by IR4TD Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Various materials will undergo flash freezing and the compressive strength of each material will be qualitatively tested.

Presented by University of Kentucky AAPS Student Chapter Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

Easy experiments on Fluid Mechanics using everyday "ingredients" from your kitchen

Presented by Mechanical Engineering Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)