Diversity & Women's Events
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.
KU Engineering High School Summer Camp
The KU Engineering High School Summer Camp, Project Discovery, is a week long, intensive learning camp for high school students. 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.
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- Dates: Location: KU School of Engineering in Lawrence, Kansas
- Session 1: July 9-14, 2017
- Session 2: July 16-21, 2017
- Type: Overnight camp
- Cost includes meals, housing and lab supplies
- $750.00 (Kansas residents)
- $995.00 (out-of-state US residents).
- Refund Policy - Full refunds granted if requested by June 9th 2017. Full refunds can be granted with appropriate documentation after June 9th. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 5 days before camp begins. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Engineering and computing disciplines offered*:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Architectural & Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
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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 in 2016.
To learn more, contact Florence Boldridge, director of Diversity & Women’s Programs for the School of Engineering, 785-864-3620.
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.