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!
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.
Future Women Engineers Conference
The Future Women Engineers Conference is an event in partnership with The Dow Chemical Company that will encourage female-identifying high school students to pursue a career in engineering. Students will do a hands-on activity, hear from industry professionals and current UK College of Engineering students, and learn from guest speakers, all while seeing firsthand how women have a prominent role in the field of engineering. Registration is free and open to high school students.
UK STEM Experiences
The UK STEM Experiences is a collaboration among the UK Colleges of Education, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences. Our goal is to expose students to a variety positive learning experiences and career options in the STEM fields. The week-long day camps are designed to help students explore and integrate the STEM disciplines through authentic hands-on projects and real world applications. Camps are available for elementary, middle, and high school students.
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.