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We are busy working to putting together ways to explore engineering further.  Take a look at a few of the things we like.

Sparkology Mini-Camps for grade and middle schoolers

Sparkology mini-camps are offered by {Spark} in partnership with various other School of Engineering student organizations.  They take place on select Saturdays from 10am - 12pm or 2pm - 4pm at:  

KU School of Engineering
1536 W. 15th St, 1135 Learned Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045

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Grades 1-3 
Oct. 6, 2018      Whatever Floats Your Boat with the KU Concrete Canoe Team
Nov. 3, 2018     Slime Bouncy Balls with KU Society of Women Engineers

Grades 4-5
Oct. 20, 2018     Launch your own Air Rocket with American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Nov. 10, 2018    Speaker Cups with Jayhawk Motorsports Baja Racing Team
Nov. 17, 2018    Designing and building small solar cars with ASHRAE

Grades 6-8
Sept. 22, 2018   Renewable Energy Workshop with KU Solar Car
Oct. 6, 2018       Lego Programming Seminar 1: Intro to programming with KU Robotics
Oct. 20, 2018     Lego Robotics Design Seminar with KU Robotics
Oct. 27, 2018     Code Camp with hub()

GirlCode Raspberry Pi Workshops with Women in Computing       

Grades 6-8
Sept. 8, 2018, 1-4pm  Push Button Reflex Game
Oct. 6, 2018, 1-4pm   Stop Motion Animation  Sign-up NOW
Dec. 1, 2018, 1-4pm  Ultrasonic Theremin with Raspberry Pis   


KU {Spark} is a student organization dedicated to inspiring, educating, and exposing K-12 students to the wonders of technology.

High School Design Competition - Oct. 24, 2018
The High School Design Competition is a free event that takes place annually in the fall, putting high school students' creativity, teamwork skills, as well as their technical knowledge and abilities to the test. Each year features a new engineering design challenge as dreamed up by students in the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program. Working in small teams at their hometowns, high school students design, build and test a project that addresses the design criteria. On the day of the competition teams arrive at KU prepared for a head-to-head competition to see whose device performs best.

Get more information.

Here are the highlights from the 2014 High School Design Competition, which offered students the opportunities to take part in two competitions: To the Moon and Back and a Lego Mindstorm competition.

Engineering Expo - February 24 & 25, 2019
Engineering Expo is a free multi-day, student-run event that lets visitors explore the fascinating fields of engineering and demonstrate the amazing projects KU engineering students have completed. Engineering Expo will take place on February 24 & 25, 2019 at KU's Engineering Complex.  Additionally, we will be hosting an Engineering & Science Fair on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Get additional information about Engineering Expo.



Engineering Research Highlights

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