We have a lot to share with you. The best way to find out if the KU School of Engineering — or any university — is right for you is to spend some time on campus, learn about the programs and meet some of the people. Whether you’re a student looking for a top-quality program or an alumnus who knows you can never have too much KU, our door is always open.
Prospective Undergraduate Students
If you would like to schedule an appointment to visit the University of Kansas and the School of Engineering, please contact the KU Visitor Center at 785-864-3911. The Visitor Center can help you plan a personalized visit to the University and coordinate appointments with academic units. In addition to personalized visits, the School of Engineering is represented at most events coordinated by the KU Office of Admissions such as Crimson & Blue Day, Junior Days, Preview KU, and Jayhawk Nights.
Walk-in tours of the School of Engineering are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the academic year from 11am to 4pm. The Undergraduate Engineering Ambassador team conducts the tours and provides you with personal expertise and one-on-one conversations regarding the facilities and the KU experience.
In addition to personalized visits to the School of Engineering, we also offer a variety of camps and special events for prospective students to attend.
Prospective Graduate Students
Contact the Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment to schedule a visit to KU that fits your needs and your schedule. We will arrange a personalized visit for you that can include meeting current graduate students and faculty, touring research labs and centers, and visiting with your department of interest.
The KU School of Engineering hosts several events per semester for prospective graduate students.
K-12 Students & Teachers
Want to know more about engineering or computer science, but not sure where to start? Well, this is the place. The KU School of Engineering has lots of camps and events that show how cool and creative engineering and computer science are. Whether you want to spend a week, a weekend, or a just part of a day, the School of Engineering has something for you.
February 24, 2018 Downhil Race with Spark
April 7, 2018 How Spaghetti Ruled the World with Engineers without Borders
April 28, 2018 Gum Drop Bridge with Theta Tau
February 10, 2018 Drilling for Liquid Gold with Society of Petroleum Engineers
March 31, 2018 Water Works with Engineers without Borders
April 21, 2018 Popsicle Stick Catapult with Theta Tau
March 10, 2018 Homemade Bouncy Balls with Society of Women Engineers
April 21, 2018 Lego Robotics with KU Robotics
April 28, 2018 Lego Robotics with KU Robotics
Sign-up to receive notification when registration becomes available.
Session 1: July 8-13, 2018
Session 2: July 15-20, 2018
Project Discovery, is a week long, residential, intensive learning camp for high school students (grades 9-12 in fall 2018). 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.
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. Get more information.
- $750.00 (Kansas residents)
- $995.00 (out-of-state US residents)
- Online application
- A letter from a high school counselor or teacher stating that the student is participating in the free or reduced price lunch program at the high school of attendance OR a brief statement from the parent/guardian explaining the basis of the financial need.
- A high school transcript reflecting a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
- A one page written essay from the student explaining why they are interested in attending the camp and how the experience would be of benefit to them.
KU Engineering's Explore @ Blue Valley CAPS
June 25 - 29, 2018, 9am - 3pm
- Location: Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) in Overland Park, KS
- For: Students entering grades 7 & 8 in Fall 2018
- Cost: $275.00
Students will learn about engineering through hands-on activities designed to make them think creatively and use problem solving skills. Campers will also experience the KU campus during a field trip to the School of Engineering labs and classrooms.
Space is limited so sign-up early!
Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Located on the KU Edwards or Lawrence Campuses
- For students entering grades 6-9 in Fall 2018
- Campers who would like to stay all day for both camps may bring their lunches and eat in a supervised area between 12:00pm and 12:30pm.
|KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park|
|8:00am – 12:00pm||12:30pm – 4:30pm|
| June 4 – 8
|Outside the Box
Problem solving camp
|June 11 – 15||Science of Spycraft
|June 18 – 22||Proteins by Design
|June 25 – 29||girls.code
Girls' computer science camp
|Get Your Game On
|KU Lawrence Campus|
|8:00am – 12:00pm||12:30pm – 4:30pm|
|June 18 – 22||Go Green for Kansas!
Environmental science camp
|Imagine... Design… MAKE!
|July 23 – 27||Explore @ Lawrence: The Big Five
|May the Force Be With You
|She’s an Engineer
Girls engineering camp
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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.
You can request information about the KU School of Engineering undergraduate programs here ». In the Academic Interest menu, select “Engineering,” or the appropriate department within the School of Engineering (Aerospace, Architectural, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Petroleum, Physics, Civil, Mechanical). You can also contact the School of Engineering undergraduate recruitment staff at 785-864-3881 or the graduate recruitment staff at 785-864-6208.