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Get Involved

If your company is looking for ways to establish a presence within the UK College of Engineering, we offer numerous opportunities to make connections.

  • Interact with our student organizations. You can present to a group, host a meeting, support a major project, judge student competitions, mentor student organizations or individuals and more.
  • Sponsor Senior Capstone Design Projects. Providing a capstone design project for student teams is an excellent way to evaluate talent, get a proposed solution to a problem or challenge facing your company and increase your brand presence in the college.
  • Lend your expertise at Career Connections. Volunteer by reviewing student resumes and participating in mock interviews through our Career Connections events.
  • Participate in our Wildcat Cage Competition. Connect with engineering student leaders through a new competition that allows your company to invest in a student organization’s initiative. All funds can be considered charitable and tax-deductible.
  • Serve on advisory boards. Access to industry perspective is essential for our departments to be able to offer a leading-edge engineering education.
  • Host Plant Tours. Offering plant tours is another way you can educate students about your products and processes.
  • Be Part of our Engineers Day Open House (E-Day). Our annual E-Day celebration of engineering at UK takes place the last Saturday in February. Get your company’s name in front of thousands of engineering enthusiasts of all ages.
  • Deliver a guest lecture. Speak at a student organization meeting or during a class about industry subject matter that will help relate their course content to the real world. It's a great way to increase awareness of your company.
  • Collaborate on outreach initiatives. Throughout the year, we host outreach events that expose K-12 students to the world of engineering. You can join us by hosting a plant tour, serving as a guest speaker, underwriting an event or volunteering. 
  • Wildcat Cage Competition. Student organization leaders present their initiatives to industry leaders, company representatives and individuals who invest in one or many organizations and completely control how their funds are allocated. Each investor must bring a minimum of $2500 to participate. 

To get involved with the UK College of Engineering, contact:

Kim Sayre
Director of Industry Engagement
859-257-3343 Office
859-699-9090 Cell
kim.sayre@uky.edu