UK has been celebrating E-Day since 1946!
Traditionally, E-Day crowns the internationally celebrated Engineers Week. While Covid-19 prevents us from celebrating E-Day in-person, we now have the opportunity to celebrate with online activities for all ages! Normally, E-Day brings approximately 3,000 visitors to UK’s campus; with our event going virtual, UK’s celebration of engineers and computer scientists will be accessible to everyone.
“Countless students have told me through the years that their first exposure to engineering occurred at UK's E-Day.” – Thomas Lester, dean of the UK College of Engineering for 22 years.
E-Day is 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.
We are excited about creating an engaging, fun and insightful experience that will inspire the next generation of engineers.
E-Day comes at the end of the national Engineer's Week, which is organized by Discover Engineering.
30 years ago, DiscoverE was the first organization to recognize the need for engineering outreach when it called on engineers around the U.S. to work with young students for Engineers Week 1990. Since then tens of thousands of engineers have participated as role models and provided hands-on engineering experiences to millions of students. Their dual mission of celebrating the accomplishments of engineers and engaging K-12 students in engineering is made real by a robust coalition of activist partner organizations, volunteers, and educators.