Now is a great time to experience all that the University of Kentucky College of Engineering has waiting for you. Begin charting your engineering journey by selecting from the exciting visit opportunities below.
UK College of Engineering Monday Grand Tour
Engineering Grand Tours are the best way to learn about all the amazing opportunities available to you in the UK College of Engineering. During the Grand Tour you’ll learn about each of our 9 academic majors, scholarship opportunities, hear directly from engineering faculty and students, and visit state-of-the-art classrooms/laboratories utilized for instruction and research. You’ll also visit a brand-new residence hall. A light lunch is provided.
Engineering Information Session
If you’re unable to come to a Grand Tour, we would be happy to meet with you for an Engineering Information Session. Held Tuesdays through Friday in the mornings or afternoons all year long, Information Sessions are one-hour meetings with an UK Engineering Recruiter. A visit to a research lab or residence hall isn’t guaranteed.
UK Campus Tour
In addition to coming to campus for an engineering visit, we encourage seeing the rest of our beautiful campus as well. The UK Visitor Center offers general information sessions and campus tours Monday through Friday (and select Saturdays) all year long. It includes a 30-minute information session and 90-minute walking tour of campus.
Engineering Girl Day
This one-time event on Friday, February 26th from 11:00am – 2:30pm is hosted by the College of Engineering (COE) and the Society of Women Engineers. This event is geared toward high-achieving prospective students who are interested in learning more about engineering at UK. Attendees will receive a presentation about the COE to learn more about our majors, scholarships, co-ops & internships and much more. You will enjoy lunch alongside current engineering students while interacting with some of our female engineering faculty during a panel Q&A session. Following the presentation, lunch and panel session, you and your family will be able to gather information and tour a room in our Engineering Residential College (located in Woodland Glen III) during the UK Engineering Fair. Representatives from advising, co-ops && internships, SEAM, and each of our nine academic majors will be present at the fair to answer your questions!
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.
Engineered 4 Success Diversity Workshop
In conjunction with E-Day on Saturday, February 27th, Engineered 4 Success allows underrepresented students the opportunity to hear from a diverse panel of engineering students, faculty, and industry professionals. Demonstrations and presentations from current students and organizations, such as the National Society of Black Engineers, will also be featured. There will be a wealth of information provided for parents and students about the process of preparing for a career in engineering. Lunch will be provided. All ages welcome!
Women in Engineering Summer Workshop
Summer 2016 dates to be announced soon
Women in Engineering Summer Workshops allow high school females (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) to explore their possible engineering interest. Participants in the workshops will explore the world of engineering with UK faculty members and students through discussions and hands-on experiments in a collegiate environment. The goal of the WIE Summer Workshops are to provide young women with knowledge and support for their decision to pursue engineering as a course of study in college.
Workshops are available in each of our 9 disciplines:
- Biosystems Engineering
- Chemical & Materials Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining Engineering