Each year, the KU School of Engineering hosts several events, camps and programs that let students of all ages and their teachers explore the possibilities of engineering.

Whether you're trying to find out if engineering is a good career choice for you, or if you want to get a taste for life at KU, there's a KU School of Engineering event or camp for you.

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
Dec. 1, 2018     Kooky Chemistry with Theta Tau Sign-up NOW

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
Dec. 1, 2018     Designing and building small solar cars with ASHRAE  Sign-up NOW

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. 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
Nov. 3, 2018, 1-4pm   Motion Activated Security Device 
Dec. 1, 2018, 1-4pm   Ultrasonic Theremin with Raspberry Pis Sign-up NOW


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

High School Summer Camps

We are busy putting together plans for Project Discovery 2019!  Sign-up for our mailing list to receive additional information when it becomes available.

Project Discovery is a week long, intensive learning camp for high school students (grades 9-12). New for 2019, we will be offering the residential camp option, as well as a day camp option.  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 Lawrence campus, students will get an up-close view of KU and the School of Engineering classrooms and labs. 

Scholarship Information
A limited number of partial scholarships will be awarded to in-state applicants based on demonstrated financial need/economic hardship, academic criteria and a review of the requested student essay.

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