The School of Engineering offers opportunities for prospective students to tour our facilities, meet with departmental representatives, and talk with current engineering students. Schedule a personalized visit.
Senior Days are one-day events in the fall sponsored by the KU Office of Admissions that focus on academic programs and majors. Students attending the Senior Day learn about admission requirements for KU degree programs, including those in the School of Engineering, scholarship opportunities, the KU campus and housing options.
Senior Days cost $15. Students can sign up at the KU Admissions website.
Masterminds is an evening of discovery for area high school students about the rewarding careers and opportunities in engineering and computing. Information and registration for Masterminds can be found here. For more information, contact April Czarnetzki.
Engineering Open House is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to explore the KU School of Engineering. There will be departmental information sessions that explore our degree programs and career opportunities, tours of the engineering facilities and other events designed to showcase all the exciting things happening on our campus. Information and registration for Open House can be found by here. For more information, contact Michael Chavez.
The Exponent is an exclusive exploration of engineering and computing for African-American, Hispanic and Native-American high school juniors and seniors. Students will learn about the different fields of study at the University of Kansas School of Engineering and the great career potential in engineering and computing. Participants will try their hands at some cool projects, meet KU engineering and computer science students and talk with professors driving advances in technology.
The event is $25, however all applicants must have 3.0 GPA and recommendations from their high school counselor or teachers.
Exponent has been cancelled for 2015.
To learn more, contact Florence Boldridge, Director of Minority and Women's Programs for the School of Engineering, or call 785-864-3620.
The KU Society of Women Engineers Weekend of Engineering is an opportunity for high school women to experience the University of Kansas campus in a way that most prospective students don't. The weekend program is packed with engineering activities and information sessions as well as fun college events such as a KU football or women's basketball game. The SWE Weekend of Engineering is geared toward juniors and seniors and takes place in both the fall and spring semester.
Cost is $95. Registration information to be announced.
To learn more, contact Florence Boldridge, Director of Minority and Women's Programs for the School of Engineering, or 785-864-3620.
Engineering Expo is a free multi-day, student-run event that lets visitors explore the fascinating fields of engineering and demonstrate the amazing projects KU engineering students have completed. Held in conjunction with National Engineers Week, Expo takes place on the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in February at KU's Engineering Complex.
There are cool, hands-on displays and engineering contests for visitors. Usually between 1,000 and 2,000 visitors _СУ mostly students in fifth through 12th grade _СУ from throughout the state and the Kansas City metropolitan area attend. All ages are welcome.
Visit the Engineering Student Council website to learn more, or to register for one of the great contests.
Eureka Weekend is a day of discovery for boys and girls in fifth, sixth and seventh grades. Coordinated by the KU chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, this April event gives students a hands-on opportunity to discover the coolness of engineering and computer science. Participants will leave with a T-shirt and great project ideas to try at home. Online registration will be available soon.
To learn more, contact Florence Boldridge, director of Diversity & Women_Сйs Programs for the School of Engineering, or 785-864-3620.
The annual High School Design Competition is a KU School of Engineering sponsored competition late in the fall semester that tests high school students' creativity, teamwork skills, as well as their technical knowledge and ability.л_ Each year features a new engineering design challenge as dreamed up by students in the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program. Working in small teams at their hometowns, high school students design, build and test a project that addresses the design criteria. On the day of the competition teams arrive at KU prepared for a head-to-head competition to see whose device performs best.
There is no fee, however teams must register in advance. To ensure a more level playing field the challenge is announced after the start of the fall semester.
For more information, contact the Dean's Office staff, or 785-864-3881.
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.
New dates coming soon
August 7 2018
9th / 10th / 11th / 12th
February 21 2018
August 7 2018
New dates coming soon
Technology Engineering and Math