What is KUEST?
KUEST (KU Engineering, Science & Technology) is a multi-level outreach program designed to provide underrepresented students with an introduction and pathway into engineering.
KUEST Middle School
Middle school students engage in engineering day camps on KU’s Campus. Activities are designed for younger students and maximize interactive learning and fun while exposing students to all the wonders that engineers explore and create in their career.
KUEST 9 - 12
Students engage in half-day tours, IHAWKe students’ panels, and engineering workshops
Incoming freshman admitted to the School of Engineering take a 4-week summer course to prepare them for Pre-Calculus or Calculus 1.
Incoming freshman admitted to the School of Engineering participate in a week and a half engineering acclimation program that focuses on project-based learning.
This program works with students currently enrolled at Community Colleges and other universities, including Haskell Indian Nations University that do not have engineering degree programs, who plan to transfer into a KU Engineering degree. KUEST Advances supports the student’s smooth transition to the School of Engineering by providing academic advising before the transition to help students identify courses that align with their future engineering degree plan. KUEST Advances also offers mentoring and community for students after they transfer into KU Engineering to continue fostering their success, inclusion and belonging at KU.