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We have a lot to share with you. The best way to find out if the KU School of Engineering — or any university — is right for you is to spend some time on campus, learn about the programs and meet some of the people. Whether you’re a student looking for a top-quality program or an alumnus who knows you can never have too much KU, our door is always open.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

If you would like to schedule an appointment to visit the University of Kansas and the School of Engineering, please contact the KU Visitor Center at 785-864-3911. The Visitor Center can help you plan a personalized visit to the University and coordinate appointments with academic units. In addition to personalized visits, the School of Engineering is represented at most events coordinated by the KU Office of Admissions such as Crimson & Blue Day, Junior Days, Preview KU, and Jayhawk Nights.

Walk-in tours of the School of Engineering are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the academic year from 11am to 4pm. The Undergraduate Engineering Ambassador team conducts the tours and provides you with personal expertise and one-on-one conversations regarding the facilities and the KU experience. 

In addition to personalized visits to the School of Engineering, we also offer a variety of camps and special events for prospective students to attend.

Prospective Graduate Students

Contact the Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment to schedule a visit to KU that fits your needs and your schedule. We will arrange a personalized visit for you that can include meeting current graduate students and faculty, touring research labs and centers, and visiting with your department of interest.

The KU School of Engineering hosts several events per semester for prospective graduate students.

K-12 Students & Teachers

Want to know more about engineering or computer science, but not sure where to start? Well, this is the place. The KU School of Engineering has lots of camps and events that show how cool and creative engineering and computer science are. Whether you want to spend a week, a weekend, or a just part of a day, the School of Engineering has something for you.

Sparkology Mini-Camps for grade and middle schoolers

Sparkology mini-camps are offered by {Spark} in partnership with various other School of Engineering student organizations.  They take place on select Saturdays from 10am - 12pm or 2pm - 4pm at:  

KU School of Engineering
1536 W. 15th St, 1135 Learned Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045

Join our newsletter to be notified when registration opens: http://eepurl.com/c2g6I9

Grades 1-3 
Oct. 6, 2018      Whatever Floats Your Boat with the KU Concrete Canoe Team
Nov. 3, 2018     Slime Bouncy Balls with KU Society of Women Engineers

Grades 4-5
Oct. 20, 2018     Launch your own Air Rocket with American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Nov. 10, 2018    Speaker Cups with Jayhawk Motorsports Baja Racing Team
Nov. 17, 2018    Designing and building small solar cars with ASHRAE

Grades 6-8
Sept. 22, 2018   Renewable Energy Workshop with KU Solar Car
Oct. 6, 2018       Lego Programming Seminar 1: Intro to programming with KU Robotics
Oct. 20, 2018     Lego Robotics Design Seminar with KU Robotics
Oct. 27, 2018     Code Camp with hub()

GirlCode Raspberry Pi Workshops with Women in Computing       

Grades 6-8
Sept. 8, 2018, 1-4pm  Push Button Reflex Game
Oct. 6, 2018, 1-4pm   Stop Motion Animation  Sign-up NOW
Dec. 1, 2018, 1-4pm  Ultrasonic Theremin with Raspberry Pis   


KU {Spark} is a student organization dedicated to inspiring, educating, and exposing K-12 students to the wonders of technology.

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.

Middle School Summer Camps

KU Engineering's Explore @ Blue Valley CAPS
June 25 - 29, 2018, 9am - 3pm

  • Location: Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) in Overland Park, KS
  • For: Students entering grades 7 & 8 in Fall 2018
  • Cost: $275.00

Students will learn about engineering through hands-on activities designed to make them think creatively and use problem solving skills. Campers will also experience the KU campus during a field trip to the School of Engineering labs and classrooms.   

Space is limited so sign-up early!

Questions? Contact: engrsummercamp@ku.edu


KU Center for STEM Learning Summer Camps
  • Located on the KU Edwards or Lawrence Campuses
  • For students entering grades 6-9 in Fall 2018​
  • Campers who would like to stay all day for both camps may bring their lunches and eat in a supervised area between 12:00pm and 12:30pm.​

Get more information and Sign-up!

KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park
  8:00am – 12:00pm 12:30pm – 4:30pm
 June 4 – 8
Design Storm
Robotics camp
Outside the Box
Problem solving camp
 June 11 – 15 Science of Spycraft
Spy camp
It's Elementary
Chemistry camp
 June 18 – 22 Proteins by Design
Biotech camp
The Labyrinth
Math camp
 June 25 – 29 girls.code
Girls' computer science camp
Get Your Game On
Math camp
KU Lawrence Campus
  8:00am – 12:00pm 12:30pm – 4:30pm
 June 18 – 22 Go Green for Kansas!
Environmental science camp
Imagine... Design… MAKE!
Maker camp
 July 23 – 27 Explore @ Lawrence: The Big Five
Engineering camp
May the Force Be With You
Physics camp
  She’s an Engineer
Girls engineering camp

Engineering Expo - February 24 & 25, 2019
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. Engineering Expo will take place on February 24 & 25, 2019 at KU's Engineering Complex.  Additionally, we will be hosting an Engineering & Science Fair on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Get additional information about Engineering Expo.

High School Design Competition - Oct. 24, 2018
The High School Design Competition is a free event that takes place annually in the fall, putting high school students' creativity, teamwork skills, as well as their technical knowledge and abilities to the test. 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.

Get more information.

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.

Request Information

You can request information about the KU School of Engineering undergraduate programs here ». In the Academic Interest menu, select “Engineering,” or the appropriate department within the School of Engineering (Aerospace, Architectural, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Petroleum, Physics, Civil, Mechanical). You can also contact the School of Engineering undergraduate recruitment staff at 785-864-3881 or the graduate recruitment staff at 785-864-6208.


Kathryn Silvers



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