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 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
April 6th, 2019                Hands on Reactions, hosted by International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers
May 4th, 2019                Self-Powered Car Workshop, hosted by KU Solar Car

Grades 4-5
Feb. 23rd, 2019              3D Printing Workshop, Hosted by Society of Manufacturing Engineers
March 2nd, 2019            Take Flight, hosted by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
March 30th, 2019           Computing Activity, hosted by (HUB)
April 13th, 2019              Hunt for Oil/Deep Water drilling, hosted by society for Petroleum Engineers

Grades 6-8
March 23rd, 2019           Paper Towers Challenge, hosted by Society for Women Engineers
April 13th, 2019              Self driving potato, hosted by KU Robotics
April 27th, 2019              App Inventor, hosted by KU Robotics

GirlCode Raspberry Pi Workshops with Women in Computing       

Grades 5-9
March 2, 2019, 1-4pm  Random Thoughts Twitter Bot

This workshop guides girls through coding a Twitter bot to post silly, random, computer-generated sentences. Girls will use Python code and Twitter development tools to interact with their Twitter bot. No prior experience necessary!  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

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


Infinity & Beyond Space Camp - March 23, 2019

A free camp put on by engineering students at the University of Kansas for students grades 6th-8th with an interest in pursuing an education or career in the engineering, aerospace, or space field. Sign-up now!


Women in STEM Day - March 23, 2019

Hosted by the KU Student Senate, Women in STEM Day will empower and educate high school aged young women about potential career paths in STEM. Come join us to learn about all the exciting work that’s being done in the field from women living it everyday!  Learn more and register to attend Women in STEM Day!



Camps & Outreach Activities

Camps & Outreach Activities

High School Design Competition

High School Design Competition

Engineering Expo Engineering & Science Fair

Engineering Expo Engineering & Science Fair



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