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Programs for Prospective Women

The School of Engineering offers two special programs for high school girls at the freshman through senior level. Both are designed to introduce young women to the different fields of engineering and the career opportunities to be found. The school's Women in Engineering Program also boasts a robust scholarship program for female students, activities to encourage women in engineering careers and a strong student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.


KU Engineering High School Summer Camp 

The KU Engineering High School Summer Camp, Project Discovery, is a week long, intensive learning camp for high school students. Campers choose from different engineering disciplines and work closely with KU faculty and graduate students as they complete a hands-on project. Held on KU’s campus, students will get an up-close view of KU and the School of Engineering classrooms and labs. 

Camp Experience: Each morning campers will learn about a field of engineering through lectures and laboratory tours. After lunch, campers will make their way back to the engineering complex to design, test and build various hands-on projects. Evenings at camp are filled with activities, competitions, and chances to unwind. 

REGISTRATION OPENhttps://engr.ku.edu/highschoolcamp/register

Registration will close on June 2nd 2017. Participants need to pay in full at time of registration. 

  • Dates: Location: KU School of Engineering in Lawrence, Kansas
    • Session 1: July 9-14, 2017
    • Session 2: July 16-21, 2017 
  • Type: Overnight camp
  • Cost includes meals, housing and lab supplies
    • $750.00 (Kansas residents)
    • $995.00 (out-of-state US residents).
    • Refund Policy - Full refunds granted if requested by June 9th 2017. Full refunds can be granted with appropriate documentation after June 9th. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 5 days before camp begins. For more information please contact engrcamps@ku.edu.
  • Engineering and computing disciplines offered*:
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Architectural & Civil Engineering
    • Bioengineering
    • Chemical Engineering 
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

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Please direct your questions to engrcamps@ku.edu



Eureka Weekend is a day of discovery for boys and girls in fifth, sixth and seventh grades. Coordinated by the KU chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, this April event gives students a hands-on opportunity to discover the coolness of engineering and computer science. Participants will leave with a T-shirt and great project ideas to try at home.

Online registration will be available in 2016.

To learn more, contact Florence Boldridge, director of Diversity & Women’s Programs for the School of Engineering, 785-864-3620.


Learn about the different fields of study at the University of Kansas School of Engineering and the great career potential in engineering and computing. Try your hand at some cool projects. Meet KU engineering and computer science students just like you and talk to professors driving advances in technology. Plus, get an up-close look at the great KU campus.

The event is $25, however all applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and recommendations from their high school counselor or teachers.

Exponent has been cancelled for 2015.

To learn more, contact Florence Boldridge, Director of Diversity and Women's Programs for the School of Engineering, or 785-864-3620.

Noche de Ciencias

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the SHPE Foundation works with SHPE student and professional chapters across the United States to coordinate a one-week national campaign -- SHPE Noches De Ciencias.

The Noches De Ciencias (Family Science Nights) are a series of awareness events that host K-12 students to promote knowledge, awareness, interest and motivation about science and engineering and scholarship and college opportunities. Grade appropriate hands-on activities are hosted during the 3-hour events. In addition, Spanish and English workshops for parents on college choice and financial aid are hosted.

Date to be announced.

Evening With Industry

Evening with Industry is an annual business dinner held the night before the Engineering and Computing Career Fair. It is a great networking opportunity for students and employers to connect in a more relaxed setting. Students get an exclusive opportunity to interact with prospective employers in a pleasant, structured environment. Pre-registration and payment must be made in advance. Learn more about Evening with Industry.

Suit Up

Everything you need to know to prepare for Evening With Industry and the Engineering Career Fair, all in one place!

  • What (NOT) to Wear
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Ask an Upperclassman
  • Mock Career Fair Booth
  • Résumé Questions
  • Food and Raffle Prizes

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
5:00 PM in LEEP 2, Room 2415


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