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Schedule of Events

9:00am - 9:05am

Learn more about the Dean of the College of Engineering, Rudy Buchheit, here.

9:05am - 9:10am

E-Day Live! Will be streaming on this page, and on our YouTube page.

9:10am - 9:30am

The American Society of Civil Engineers will build LEGO earthquake towers and LEGO dams with different scenarios, test them, and explain why they either failed or succeeded.

9:30am - 9:50am

The Society of Women Engineers will use vinegar and baking soda to inflate a balloon!

Materials needed to follow along:

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Balloon
  • Plastic water bottle
  • Funnel or a piece of paper and tape
9:50am - 10:05am

Using an off-the-shelf Arduino kit, Mr. Medley will show how to easily connect with the cloud.

10:00am - 11:00am

Join the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter LIVE on Zoom as they present a sample, do-it-yourself project that combines Arduino programming and sensors.

This live Zoom is best for 3rd-8th grade students, but anyone is welcome!

Password: CSWorkshop

Can’t make it to the live Zoom? There is also a pre-recorded video with the tutorials. Find the video here

10:00am - 11:00am

Join the Science and Engineering librarians for an hour of engineering trivia focusing on UK Engineering!

To participate in the trivia competition participants will need to use Zoom and Kahoot (both free to use).

From PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device: https://uky.zoom.us/j/6823088616

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  13017158592,6823088616#  or 13126266799,6823088616#

Or Telephone:
    +1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)
    +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
    +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
    +1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)
    +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
    +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 682 308 8616
    International numbers available: https://uky.zoom.us/u/kb5Pykda7N

Or Skype for Business (Lync):

By the Science and Engineering Library

    +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
    +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
    +1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)
    +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
    +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 682 308 8616
    International numbers available: https://uky.zoom.us/u/kb5Pykda7N

Or Skype for Business (Lync):

By the Science and Engineering Library


10:05am - 10:20am

The Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering will print devices too small to see with the human eye.

10:20am - 10:25am
Learn about Lockheed Martin
10:25am - 10:40am

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences will demonstrate how chemical reactions can create foamy, colorful explosions!

10:40am - 10:55am

If you are registered for E-Day, you will have a chance to win a prize. Register here.

10:55am - 11:15am

This presentation will show how the mindsets for engineering and solving Rubik's cubes are similar. It will also show how the lessons you learn by solving a Rubik's cube can be applied to solving real-world problems! 

11:00am - 12:00pm

Members of the Institute of Transportation Engineers will be available take any questions related to Transportation Engineering from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on E-Day! They will also be hosting a quiz and design contest, which will be divided into 3 categories: Elementary, Middle, and High School. For each category, there will be 2 prizes (First and Second Place). 

  • The contest for the Elementary school category will include a set of questions to judge how well they know about roads and rules. 
  • The Middle and High Schoolers will answer a set of questions about transportation and traffic rules and design an intersection. 

The winners will be decided based on the time taken to finish the contest and how accurate the answers are. The organization members will judge the contests and finalize the winners. 

All the contests are available here. The deadline for submission is February 27, 1 p.m. We will announce the winners on February 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Here is the zoom link for the live event and the winner announcement: https://uky.zoom.us/j/89770047672

11:10am - 11:25am

John Gagel, Chief Sustainability Officer, will discuss how Lexmark and the University of Kentucky are working together to efficiently recover precious metals from scrap electronics.

11:15am - 12:00pm

Join us for a summary of the game design process, from art to code to testable product, and a brief introduction to Unreal Engine.

This live Zoom is best for high school students, but anyone is welcome! 

Password: CSWorkshop

Presenters:  Thomas Dimeny (Code and Art), credits:  Kyle Riddett (Music)

11:25am - 11:55am

Join SpaceLex as they talk about why they love space, and watch them reassemble a 12-foot rocket named Lookout! They will also take questions and show the launch of a previous rocket!

11:55am - 12:25pm

Join the Materials And Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association to discover and build the crystal structures that make up many of the materials around us.

You will need to have regular-sized marshmallows to follow along with this exhibit.

12:35pm - 12:50pm

Make a rainbow in a glass through the use of varying densities with Phi Sigma Rho!

Materials needed to follow along:

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Liquid food coloring
  • Tablespoon
  • 5 glasses (clear)
12:55pm - 1:10pm

Eric Hall, a mechanical engineer at Lexmark, will discuss how computer modeling is helping Lexmark make printers even more reliable. 

1:10pm - 1:35pm

Engineers Without Borders at UK is currently working to design and build a chicken coop for the Lexington Humane Society. They will walk attendees through what they had to consider, what questions they asked and how the final design came together.

1:35pm - 1:55pm

Mathnasium will show parents and children fun games they can play to build foundational math skills.

Materials needed to follow along:

  • Deck of cards
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Dice
1:55pm - 2:05pm

Learn about being an engineering student with the student-led Interdisciplinary Outreach Organization.

2:05pm - 2:10pm

We have a wide variety of on-demand E-Day videos for you, that you can interact with here.

2:10pm - 2:30pm

The UK Energy Club will show how to make a solar oven using a shoebox and other common household materials. 

Materials needed to follow along:

  • A shoebox or a small cardboard box with an attached lid
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear plastic wrap
  • Black construction paper
  • Clear tape
  • Glue
  • Thin wire or sticks
  • Scissors
2:30pm - 2:50pm

The Society of Women Engineers will show you what happens if you put "Ivory Soap" in the microwave. How does a hot air balloon work? Join us in this experiment to find out!

Materials needed to follow along:

  • Microwave
  • Ivory Soap (Note: It must be the brand Ivory for the experiment to work)
2:50pm - 3:00pm
Closing Remarks


E-Day is made possible with the support of our lead sponsor, Lexmark.


Other sponsors include Lockheed Martin.