All Summer Programs
VIRTUAL CAMP: Advanced Game Development
Have you dabbled in game development before, but want to dive deeper? In this class we will explore the C# coding libraries used in Unity, take advantage of the more advanced features of Unity, and even learn a little about how the physics engine and game engine work. By the end of the week, you’ll be well equipped to make amazing games of your very own. Offered July 20-24.
Haven't taken the Intro to Game Development class, or have no experience with Unity? You're in luck! Add-on the original Intro to Game Development class online modules and work through it at your own pace before this camp for just $95 (valued at $175).
VIRTUAL CAMP: Week of Code with Awesome Inc
What if you spent your summer learning to make apps instead of playing them? This camp introduces the fundamentals of coding. Attendees will create websites, mobile apps, and video games in a fun environment with friends. More than just coding - Week of Code boosts creativity, logical thinking skills, and brainpower! Week of Code is a blend of computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork. July 27-31, 2020.
VIRTUAL CAMP: UK Electrical and Computer Engineering Summer Workshop
Have you ever wondered how electronic devices make sounds? How does one build a simple electronic instrument? Our electrical and computer engineering summer camp will show you different fun versions of those, and provide some insight into how everyday electronics are designed and built along the way. Join UK Electrical and Computer Engineering for their second 2020 Summer Workshop, a VIRTUAL two-day, half-day summer program for high school students. July 28-29, 2020.
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. Activities for all ages!
Kentucky Science Olympiad
UK is the home of Kentucky Science Olympiad! Each year, we host more than 800 middle and high school students on campus for a day of academic STEM competition for students who participate in Science Olympiad at their schools.
Big Blue Regatta
UK Engineering’s annual high school STEM Challenge/boat race competition, where teams of students create cardboard boats and race them across the pool in the UK Lancaster Aquatic Center.
Rubik’s Cube Tournament
Do you cube? This Rubik's cube competition is for people of all ages and levels. There will be multiple events for different puzzles, so not just the original 3x3 Rubik's cube. The event is also not necessarily a competitive event, but a time to meet fellow cubers and interact and learn from cubers of all levels!
Women in Engineering Day
Students grades 10-12 will interact with alumni, faculty, staff and students as they explore UK Engineering. Learn about the process of applying to UK, discover what it takes to be a successful engineering student, meet UK Engineering staff and faculty, and engage with current leaders in the UK Society of Women Engineers. Parents and guardians will also learn how they can help their student pursue a career in engineering during a unique parent/guardian workshop. A complimentary lunch is included. An optional tour of campus will be available at the conclusion of WiE Day activities.
Get a head start on your engineering education while having fun! K-12 Summer Programs such as the Engineering Dean’s Academy and Women in Engineering (WiE) Explore are residential summer camps for students to learn about engineering while making lifelong friendships. PLEASE NOTE: All K-12 Summer Programs have either been cancelled or moved to virtual programs in response to COVID-19.