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Recurring Events

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Lexmark E-Day

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Summer Programs

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.