Outreach and Events
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.
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Upcoming Outreach Events

Sparkology Mini-Camps for grade and middle schoolers

Sparkology Mini-Camps have concluded for this school year.  

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Middle School Summer Camps

For students entering grades 7-9 in fall 2019.

Camps will take place in Eaton Hall on KU's Lawrence Campus.

  • Register by May 20 for $25/camp* and receive a t-shirt
  • Register after May 20 for $30/camp*

    Campers should bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and snacks with them to camp each day.  

Imagination to Creation

Computer Modeling & 3D Printing
June 24 – 25, 9am-5pm

This fun, hands-on two-day camp will teach junior high students about engineering design problems and how computer simulations can be used to solve such problems.  Students will explore how geometric objects are modeled using computer-aided design software.  In addition, they will learn how meshes are then used to digitally represent such objects.  Students will also be exposed to computer simulations involving finite element analysis on the meshes.  Such simulations are used by industry experts to determine an optimal design for the engineered object.  Finally, we will cover 3D printing.  Students will learn the basics of 3D printing and will take home a 3D printed object. 

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Hands-On

3D Design and Manufacture of Medical Devices
July 11 – 12, 9am-5pm

This two-day “crash course” will expose participants to 3D scanning, manipulation, visualization and 3D printing concepts and tools, along with their application to interact with the human body.  We will demonstrate how 3D printing allows rapid prototyping, show basic adaptive equipment, and demonstrate the golf brace.  We will highlight how 3D printed springs work, as well as explain the concepts of potential and kinetic energy using the springs. We will demonstrate and use motion-tracking software and will visualize a ball and stick model of the hand in real-time. We will also demonstrate the basics behind a block and pully system, such as force distribution and how fulcrums work.  We will also describe the impact of 3D printing and practical medical applications. Participants will participate in 3D scanning everyday objects such as anatomy (i.e., hands) and will generate virtual and physical models through 3D printing. Participants will experience the complete workflow from image to geometric model to mesh to 3D printed model while gaining an understanding of computer-aided design for prosthetic design and rapid prototyping.  Scans of everyday objects will be created.  The scans will include anatomical ones (e.g., hands) and a 3D printed scanned object (via an overnight process).

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High School Summer Camps


Registration for Project Discovery 2019 will open on March 1st!  

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. 

Get additional information about Summer Camps

June 9 – 14 June 16 – 21 June 23 – 28 July 7 – 12 July 14 – 19

•  Girls Maker Camp 

•  Architectural & Civil Engineering
•  Bioengineering
•  Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

•  Maker Camp

•  Architectural & Civil Engineering
•  Bioengineering
•  Computer Science – Game Development

•  Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

•  Aerospace Engineering
•  Computer Science – Game Development

•  Electrical Engineering
•  Mechanical Engineering – Robotics

•  Aerospace Engineering
•  Electrical Engineering
•  Mechanical Engineering – Robotics

 

 

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

High School Design Competition

High School Design Competition

Engineering Expo Engineering & Science Fair

Engineering Expo Engineering & Science Fair

 

Events


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