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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 Summer Camps

We are busy putting together plans for Project Discovery 2019!  Sign-up for our mailing list to receive additional information when it becomes available.

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. 

Includes meals, housing and lab supplies - fees must be paid in full at time of registration.
  • $750.00 (Kansas residents)
  • $995.00 (out-of-state US residents)
Scholarship Information
A limited number of partial scholarships will be awarded to in-state applicants based on demonstrated financial need/economic hardship, academic criteria and a review of the requested student essay.

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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