November 10, 2012
Girls in Engineering, Math & Science outreach event. This is a collaboration with the Girl Scouts and the College of Engineering. The girls will spend the day on the University campus and will attend 3 hands-on workshops that will introduce them to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education and careers. This will be our 7th annual event of this program.
For more information, please see: www.uky.edu/gems
March 10, 2012
Statewide Mars Rover competition for fifth graders within Project Lead The Way districts across the Commonwealth. Curiosity, the Rover launched in November, is travelling to Mars, scheduled for landing in August 2012. The fifth grade students within Project Lead The Way school districts of the Commonwealth will convene in the UK NASA Lab on March 10, 2012 to challenge other fifth-graders. These Kentucky-based remote-controlled Rovers are constructed entirely of cardboard and hot glue. Students compete in teams of 5 in a double-elimination tournament on campus. Local elementary school competitions determine which teams travel to Lexington. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin.
February 25, 2012
Everyone is welcome to the 2012 Engineers Day Open house event on the University of Kentucky’s central campus. Contests, demonstrations, lab viewings and connecting with all things engineering happen between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The College of Engineering will be hosting a select group of minority middle schoolers, showing them demonstrations, introducing them to faculty, involving them in hands on projects, and showing them the college of engineering.