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.
Engineering Grand Tour
Engineering Grand Tours are held September through May each year. These group tours allow families to learn about our engineering program, scholarships, co-ops and internships, housing, and hear directly from engineering professors and students. You’ll visit state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories as well as the new engineering residence hall.
Engineering Information Session
Engineering Information Sessions are one-hour meetings with a UK Engineering Recruiter to learn about our engineering program, scholarships, co-ops and internships, housing, and more. Tours of research laboratories and the new engineering residence hall are available upon request.
Transfer students: to have your transcript evaluated, please contact the UK Transfer Center at (859) 257-9532.
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.
Women in Engineering Summer Workshops
University of Kentucky’s Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series is for high school women (rising sophomore, juniors and seniors and recent high school graduates) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. Participants in the workshops will explore the world of engineering with UK faculty members and students through hands-on experiments in a collegiate environment. The goal of the WIE Summer Workshop Series is 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
See a glimpse of all the University of Kentucky College of Engineering has to offer you! Included is information about our brand new First-Year Engineering Program, engineering majors, Living Learning Program, scholarships, career services, and more. Come visit the College of Engineering to see and learn more. Text UKCOE to 67076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Engineering Girls Day
Hosted by the College of Engineering and the Society of Women Engineers, next year’s Engineering Girls Day will take place on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00pm. This special event is designed for high school junior and senior female students who are interested in engineering at UK. Attendees will learn about our engineering majors, scholarships, co-ops & internships, student organizations, and more. You will interact with current engineering students and female engineering professors! An optional tour of a room in the Engineering Residential College (located in Woodland Glen III) will also be available.
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.
Next year’s E-Day celebration at the University of Kentucky in Lexington is on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 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.
In conjunction with E-Day, 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!