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Programs for Prospective Women

The School of Engineering offers two special programs for high school girls at the freshman through senior level. Both are designed to introduce young women to the different fields of engineering and the career opportunities to be found. The school's Women in Engineering Program also boasts a robust scholarship program for female students, activities to encourage women in engineering careers and a strong student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

High School Camps

Registration Opens March 1st, 2018
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The KU Engineering High School Summer Camp, Project Discovery, is a week long, 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 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. 

  • Dates: 
  • Session 1: July 8-13, 2018
  • Session 2: July 15-20, 2018
  • Location: KU School of Engineering in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Type: Overnight camp
  • Cost includes meals, housing and lab supplies - fees must be paid in full at time of registration. Need-based scholarships will be available. Scholarship information will be posted here in February 2018. 
    • $750.00 (Kansas residents)
    • $995.00 (out-of-state US residents)
  • Engineering and computing disciplines offered:
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Architectural & Civil Engineering
    • Bioengineering
    • Chemical Engineering 
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • Questions? Contact: engrsummercamp@ku.edu

Noche de Ciencias

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the SHPE Foundation works with SHPE student and professional chapters across the United States to coordinate a one-week national campaign -- SHPE Noches De Ciencias.

The Noches De Ciencias (Family Science Nights) are a series of awareness events that host K-12 students to promote knowledge, awareness, interest and motivation about science and engineering and scholarship and college opportunities. Grade appropriate hands-on activities are hosted during the 3-hour events. In addition, Spanish and English workshops for parents on college choice and financial aid are hosted.

Date to be announced.

Evening With Industry

Evening with Industry is an annual networking dinner held the night before the Engineering and Computing Career Fair. It is a great opportunity for students and employers to connect. Students get an exclusive opportunity to interact with prospective employers in a pleasant, low-pressure environment. Pre-registration and payment must be made in advance. Learn more about Evening with Industry.


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